So Much Technology! But Less Is More…

Here at Ikroh, we’ve discovered something very interesting. With so much technology about and available to use, the approach to web design seems to be the ‘less is more’ trend.

The more you can do with so little seems to be the ‘in-thing’. It’s quite interesting watching different websites coming up with new and innovative ways to do so much more with so little opportunity. The aim is to not over do it, and to keep it classy and clean as much as possible.

Although less is being incorporated into websites, much more is going into the features behind the site, making for stand out focal content features. For example, videos as backgrounds, interactive scrolling sites and portfolios as galleries with no content whatsoever.

Although content is key in any site, the less of it there is the better. Websites are only inputting the key aspects of content into their site that are related to the company, and to what users are after.

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Strong Landscape Imagery

Relaxing on a beautiful tropical beach, wondering through an exotic rainforest or just sitting on the edge of a magnificent canyon, these scenarios are one of a kind, which is why so many websites are cleverly implementing them as backgrounds.

Everyone loves an interesting and unique background. A strong background can draw users in and encourage them to want to explore more about the image. Strong images such as a glorious beach or a luscious green forest are usually images that come as a standard background on a computer, so why not use them on a website?

You can either use strong landscape imagery on its own, and leave the user to ponder about the image in their own time, or you can use strong words or phrases that consist of great typography to complete the final look. Unique and interesting typography placed over the top of a strong image can truly create the standout effect most companies are looking to implement onto their website.

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Facebook – Lost & Found

Many people see Facebook as the biggest social media networking site. People from all over the world use it to connect with their friends, check up on the latest trends and some simply use it to play games. However, more recently Facebook is being used to help connect lost relatives and friends from all over the world.

According to recent reports, Facebook is the first tool people use to try and find their lost relatives. Thanks to Facebook’s search tool, you can look up any person in any country to see if they match any details given. Although this may seem a little bit creepy, it’s important to remember that privacy is becoming a number one priority on Facebook, and each user can choose exactly who can see what on their profile.

Although there is much debate as to how much privacy Facebook offers, the fact that people can reunite over a system that’s free to use is extremely innovational.

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Website Storytelling

Everyone loves a good book. Getting lost in a completely different world, learning about new things and identifying with characters we grow to love and hate- the secret of a good book is telling the reader a great story, which is why so many companies and websites are designing their website around the viewer, by storytelling.

Content is still a strong tool within web design, but too much can leave the user searching through mountains of it trying to find what they’re after, which is why strong imagery is key. Although storytelling is important, it shouldn’t be in the format of an actual book. The saying “imagery speaks louder than words” is true, people want to be drawn in by images. Strong key phrases over the image can leave the user to ponder, to truly think about what that image means, therefore working wonders for your site.

It’s important not to overdo it with strong imagery, this may leave the user a little complexed as to what your site is trying to do. Leaving it clear, clean and simple is the way forward, especially as a variety of rich images may increase the loading time, which only frustrates the user.

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Kill Switch

With the release of Apple’s renowned ‘kill switch’, phone thefts have rapidly dropped across several countries, whereas thefts of other brands such as Samsung who have not yet implemented the kill switch on their systems, have risen significantly.

The concept of a kill switch is a comforting one to many, especially after several recent breach of security reports in the technology industry, with the heartbleed bug to name one of many.

Apple’s kill switch is certainly a renowned step forward for the face of technology. Knowing you have the ability to control a device wherever its location is incredibly advanced. According to reports, Microsoft and Samsung are to follow in Apple’s footsteps and are also due to release a kill switch system onto their devices.

We can’t help but ponder what other brands will implement onto their systems when following Apple, and how different they will be.

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Ikroh has over 35 years of experience in the industry.