3. Responsive Design
Yes, everyone has heard of Responsive Web Design (RWD) and it’s not a new concept at this point; however, it’s important to reiterate it again for this year since mobile is quickly becoming the new standard. And because mobile is becoming the new standard, that means there will never be a set website size anymore.
While thinking of how to implement RWD, keep in mind the two previous trends: simplicity and storytelling. Does the story slightly change in portrait vs. landscape mode? After all, RWD is not about squishing content to make it fit onto a different-sized screen. It is about transforming your website in order to tell the message effectively. And what’s effective on a desktop-sized website will not necessary be as effective on mobile, even if you manage to fit it all onto the mobile screen size.
Do not be afraid to remove or add elements based on screen size and device type. Even when Ethan Marcotte originally wrote about RWD, he mentioned thinking out of the box a bit. It’s not just about changing the width of the layout, but rather revamping the page to improve the user experience across all different platforms and devices.
There’s literally too many great examples of RWD to list out here, but I will say that Twitter Bootstrap website itself is a great example and an even better framework for your next project.
Source : Forbes