From the previous entry (http://prinsayn.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/lacture3/), we will see that usability is the idea to make user use software/devices in easier and more understandable way. For Web technology, usability has been included in their design to make users’ life convenient. Regarding this article, Web Design: 20 Hottest Trends To Watch Out For In 2013 by Jake Rocheleau (source: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/web-design-trend-2013/), we can see many interesting ideas that web developers fancy to use and these become massive favorable by users around the world. Here, I pick some of these that very useful and favor me in navigating the website. Let check it out.
I check facebook regularly to see my friends’ updated story until I scroll to the one that I have read before. I love following people in Instagram. Once I have just follow, I enjoy scrolling to see every photo in their account via the web profile. Just scroll it down and the photos will load for you. In this case, I — as a user, do not need to click go to the next page and wait for the web redirected anymore. The page just load only new contents if we scroll to the end of the page which is effective and make my life easier.
Fixed Header Bars
Since we have the infinite scrolling, the only problem in if I want to navigate to other section of the web site I need to go back to the top of the page which is painful if I enjoy scrolling too much. The problem solved when the Fixed Header Bars come into my life. So I can scroll down infinitely without worrying about go to other pages. As Jake Rocheleau, the author, said that This design can work on practically any website because it looks great with most of the web layouts.
Single-Page Web Design
I fancynavigating website via a single page which separated each topic in to the section. So that user does not need to waste time loading another page. Also, this style gain user attention in each section since everything in one page need to arrange systematically. For example, you guys can look at Infographic Thailand website (link here: http://infographicthailand.com/). They split each section with different colors so that the user understand in is the different parts.
From the article, you can see that most of the interesting trend this year implemented by the cheeky technology called CSS, JQuery and AJAX. These technologies help developer a lot in making their website dynamic. Not only appearance but also functionality that satisfy users. It let user have more interaction with each other and serve more natural user experience.