Parallax Web Design – CSS3 Transitions
Today’s modern websites are often a great balance of form and function. Complicated visual effects are exciting and ready to apply within design trends such as CSS3 transitions, parallax page sections, etc.
If not overdone, these types of effects and others can make a website fun and interactive to use. After all, everyone already knows that you have but a few seconds in the real world to capture a user’s attention.
For parallax, even video can be used at the background of a page with a strong call to action! That’s advanced. That’s Beach Web Design & IT.
Keeping up Standards
Nearly everything you ever need to know about web design, coding, web standards and more is out there for the learning? Is your web developer keeping up, or are they still designing in 2010, or worse 1997?
Beach Web Design & IT monitors the web and social media, then aggregates the best web design resources available for designers and developers in one site. Check out the Daily Design Index from BWD here. We call it, “Top Resources for Top Designers.”
It’s probably time to look elsewhere if your site’s not looking modern and fresh. I have to admit– Web designs can appear somewhat dated after even as few as three years! Design aesthetics and build approaches can change rapidly! It’s helpful being on a platform/CMS that supports modern web standards, that’s also easy to manage. Because these standards do not change all that frequently, it lowers the total cost of ownership. When you are using design standards, it’s easy to adapt and revise designs to keep them always looking and performing great.
But forget about parallax web design. Instead ask yourself if your current web guy/firm keeps your website updated mechanically– You know, the bits and bobs of software that all have to work together seamlessly?
If you don’t know or you know they are not, you should be seeking alternatives– Or at least answers. This is the number one failing that I see most often when managing other people’s websites. Developers get something running, and never touch it again. The software running it goes out of date, security issues ALWAYS arise within the code base of whatever framework they may be using, and then you have issues. It’s certainly a lot easier to never update anything, but that’s not how we do it here.
Beach Web Design & IT will ALWAYS keep the mechanical part of your site updated at no charge. We don’t really nickel and dime our clients much. We offer a ton of value-added services like this, that we don’t even always mention!
We are always going to be using the proven technologies and the design elements that work best for today’s tech savvy audience. Sometime designs should be very plain and simple, and other times, they need a little more oomph! Whatever the design you have in mind, you can always add a little splash with today’s effects for modern browsers. Probably my most favorite is parallax web design. While not a fan of the one page, long scrolling web design due to on-page SEO reasons– parallax does look great when used in moderation. CSS3 transitions on the other hand are simply fun! They add interactivity to any web page for elements like blocks, menus, buttons, headings and any other type of content you might want to apply them to. So make sure your next website has a little pizazz by choosing BWD!