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Web Design Oxford Software Assistance is an Oxford based website design company offering creative website design, web development and app and software development services. We have done a great job for many clients including well known schools, colleges and businesses. We have vast experience in corporate, university and school website design in particular. SA Website Design Oxford has always prided itself on the quality of our work and on having a price package to suit every customer, take a look through our portfolio and get in touch to discuss your project and get a quick and free quote.

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Web Design Oxford Software Assistance provides veteran web design/development and software development services. Established in 1996, Oxford Web Design Software Assistance is an award winning full service web and software development company. Our services include website design and development in Drupal, Magento and WordPress Content Management Systems. Please call our office in Oxford on 01865 747275 for more information.

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We work with top businesses from public and private sectors as well as private individuals and schools to create top website designs, completely customised. Our experience with businesses, individuals and schools puts us in a exclusive position to deliver an mesmerising websites that just work the way you would expect them to.

We've worked with prestigious schools and and universities in higher education, including Magdalen College School and Said Business School.

WHAT’S THE NEXT BIG WEB DESIGN TREND?

by Joseph Baldwin, May 21, 2015

LOOKING PAST RESPONSIVE DESIGN

Every new website coming out these days should be using responsive design, scaling to the device of the user, and if they’re using the latest trends, they’re probably using flat design too. Every website we navigate to here at Software Assistance feels like we’ve accidentally clicked out of the web browser and straight into the flat-tastic Metro Windows 8 startup screen, so popular is flat design.

Websites don’t just have to copy the latest trends though – it’s important to be looking into the future when you’re designing a website, so the end result doesn’t come out looking archaic and dated. Even if you’re designing a clean and functional site, it still should be recognisable as new. It’s like going out in a new outfit; you’re expecting comments.

Our best bet for the new trends in web design are to look to other industries. More to the point, it’s looking at the places web designers have taken from before, like the fashion industry.

There’ve been a few articles in the last few weeks talking about minimalism and how its pushing its way from architecture and fashion to web design. While we’re a big fan of flat or minimalist design, and indeed we’ve designed more than a few websites in that style, we believe flat design is a direct response to the overly ornate and bloated websites that came before it. Think the Yahoo homepage for example. It recently went through a redesign, but even that couldn’t rid of its reliance on heavy text and small numerous images. Meanwhile the likes of Amazon had moved to single or few large images and highlighting their content with white space.

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Flat design works perfectly as a counter to the excess that came before it, but we believe its popularity will wane as more websites come through their redesign and slim down. Eventually, people will start looking for sites more aesthetically pleasing and interactive than minimalism.

ENTER PATTERN DESIGN

With every business having a web presence, businesses are looking into ways to differentiate their product from one another. They want to be seen as being unique and different. One way to do that is doing something different with your website, perhaps employing an audio-visual metaphor.

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Browse, for example the Fornasetti site. It uses music, visual patterns and parallax storytelling to bring its rich heritage to life, showcasing its artistic reputation. Would you be surprised to see a similar technique employed with the website of a major fashion agency or e-commerce site?

The advancement in HTML5 and CSS in websites means designers are finding it easier to bring their visons to life. Geometric particle systems have been thrown around by web designers since the ‘90s, but now machines and browsers have the power to navigate to websites using them without heavy slowdown.  Meanwhile, real life arts and crafts are exploding thanks to platforms like Etsy and Pinterest, where artistic interests are shared and commercialised. This push in crafts is inevitably coming to web design, resulting in sites like the Freese coffee site below. Could you see a site like this being made before the Etsy revolution?

freese coffee

In conclusion, while we expect to be making flat minimalist websites for some time yet, we also expect to see an explosion in pattern fashion designs, particularly patterns that are animated or looping. In particular, keep an eye out for interactive particle animations on homepages, as well as sites that look inspired by old school arts and crafts.

We suspect that’s the truth behind the correlation between web design and fashion. Both take the same mainstream cultures as inspiration, and arts and crafts designs will be infiltrating both industries in the near future.