Tags: trends

And They All Look Just the Same

Greg isn’t just lamenting a perceived “sameness” in web design here. He’s taking a long-zoom view and pointing out that there’s always a sameness …and you can choose to go along with it or you can choose to differentiate.

The responsive web will be 99.9% typography

An intriguing extrapolation of current design trends: perhaps typographically-strong single-column layouts will become popular out of sheet necessity.

Mobile first: the revolution is well under way - Generated Content by David Storey

David takes a look at worldwide trends in web browsing, pointing out where mobile traffic exceeds desktop …and we’re not necessarily talking about smartphones here either.

It would be possible to travel from the Niger Delta on the west coast of Africa, to the horn of Africa on the east coast, without passing through a country where people surf more on desktop than a mobile phone.

Device Fatigue | Brad Frost Web

I know how Brad feels. I find it hard to muster any enthusiasm for any specific new device these days. But that’s okay. It’s more important to step back and see the trends and directions instead of getting caught up in the specifics of this particular phone or that particular tablet.

My remedy for device fatigue has been to take a step back and let my eyes go unfocused. Much like a Magic Eye, I can then see the hidden pictures behind the stippled noise that is the device landscape. This remedy helps me cope, gets me to stop caring about things that don’t really matter, and gets me to care about the broader trends the Magic Eye unveils.

The REAL ‘Stuff White People Like’ « OkTrends

They're going to get into so much trouble for this, but this data analysis is pretty great.

Shownar

An experimental prototype that tracks the online buzz around BBC programmes (before they disappear down the memory hole of the iPlayer's time-restricted playback).

Wikirank

A Cederholm-designed site for tracking trends on Wikipedia. Check out the HTML5-based class names.

Is the Tipping Point Toast? -- Duncan Watts -- Trendsetting

Duncan Watts works at Yahoo Research? I had no idea! Ironically, it was Gladwell's Tipping Point that first led me to Watts' work.

Web Designer Wall - Design Trends and Tutorials

A nice collection of CSS tutorials and design trends.

Vitamin Features » Web Design-isms: 7 Surefire Styles that Work

A nice well-illustrated article from Larissa Meek pointing to some design trends that can be applied to the Web.

Web 2.0 how-to design style guide

This is cargo cultism in action. Reductionism at its worst.

The Man in Blue > Experiments > Web Coolness Calculator

Calculate your Web Coolness, courtesy of Cameron. Of course he couldn't resist one more jibe at me in there.

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