Responsive Design and Design Trends for 2014

27 August 2014, 12:00 am
Published in Blog

Responsive design is less of a “trend” and more of an increasingly effective response to the variety of Internet capable devices in use today. Users no longer view the web solely from their desktop computers. Smartphones, tablets, laptops, retina displays, and televisions are used every day to access the Internet, and each device has a different screen size and should be considered in a different context. Responsive design enables a single website to scale and change based on the device it is accessed from — without creating multiple, separate sites.

Responsive design is more of a functional aspect of design, rather than a visual trend. However, the increasing shift towards responsive design has had an impact on other visual design trends, making it an important aspect of design to consider in this list.

 

 

Content Focused Sites

There is a strong link between a greater focus on content and the increase use of responsive sites. It’s difficult to execute one well without the other. Many responsive sites establish “break points” based on site content, and content focused sites often rely on responsive design to clearly deliver content to a user based on the device they are using. We are seeing more designers focus on the “function” of design before the “fashion,” and I expect we will see more of this as designers and developers determine how to provide the best web experience for users.

 

 

More Custom Typography

Typography has been a growing trend in web design for several years. Smashing Magazine published an article in 2012 claiming “Typography is the Foundation of Web Design.” Despite the importance of type in web design, early attempts at custom typography were made difficult by browser compatibility. Thankfully, web browsers have come a long way in recent years and services like Google Fonts make it easier than ever to use beautiful, custom typography in web design.

 

 

 

Simple, Flat Design

I already mentioned that the functionality of responsive design has had an impact on the appearance of sites. One of the more prominent examples of this is the growing popularity of simple, “flat” designs. This trending design style isn’t entirely the result of responsive functionality. But the two are very compatible. Simple, flat designs tend to use fewer colors and avoid textures, gradients, and shadows. The Apple iOS 7 redesign is a good example of simpler, flat design. Microsoft’s Metro UI design also utilizes a simple, flat layout. As the web becomes responsively focused on content, sites are opting for simpler designs with flat design elements.

 

 

Single Page, Scrolling Sites

This is another trend that has been growing in popularity for several years. A popular idea with early web designers was “designing above the fold.” “The Fold” is originally a term referring to newspapers, which featured important content on the top half of the folded paper to entice readers to keep reading. Early web designers borrowed this concept and were worried that content placed too far down the page would seldom be accessed by site visitors. While “the fold” is still a debated topic among designers, the popularity and success of single-page designs seem to lend to the notion that “designing above the fold” is no longer necessary. One benefit of single page sites is that visitors can expect to find everything they are looking for on one page.

 

 

Video Usage

Increasing broadband Internet speeds and new web technologies like HTML5 video have led to an increase in online video use. Product videos, video storytelling, and even video backgrounds have all become popular with web designers.

 

 

 

Larger Design Elements

As designers simplify designs and focus more on content, important site elements are getting larger. Large typography, photography, video content, and illustrations have all been growing trends in recent years. I would combine these trends to say design elements are getting larger as a whole. This helps designers utilize screen real estate on large displays, and increase usability on small displays.

 

SVG and Other Vector Images

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs) and other vector images provide designers with a way to address the need for web scalability. While responsive design allows designers to create websites that scale based on a user’s device, scaling images can be much more difficult. Designers need images that are large enough to look good on large displays, but don’t want to sacrifice load times for visitors accessing a site via a mobile device. Vector images offer a much-needed solution as they are small in size and can scale without any decrease in quality. This is a trend that might be hard to spot unless you view a website’s source code. It’s essentially the same as being able to tell if a site is using a .JPG or .PNG image just from looking at it. Unfortunately, vector images don’t provide scalability for photographs. I suspect as the need for a responsive web increases, we will see a greater use of vector images and may begin to see scalable solutions for photographs as well.

 

 

Other Trends

Web design is continually changing. I’ve already listed the trends that I think are the most important and will have the greatest impact on web design as a whole. Other trends that are worth noting include fixed navigation, swipe navigation, long shadow design elements, improved parallax support, and CSS3 animation. Remember, when dealing with design trends, what works is more important than what looks good at the moment. Consider what will provide the best experience for a visitor to your site before using a design technique simply because it is trendy.

 

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Control Everything

You may control Text Properly with Heading, Paragraph element

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Control Zoom Window

Based on your Module position you have the full control where to show the Zoomed window

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6 May 2015, 12:00 am
Published in Modules
version 1.5

A Smart and Useful Joomla Module for Currency Conversion and Latest Currency Exchange Rates.

This Awesome Module is Designed actually as a Calculator Which Converts One Currency to Another on the Basis of Latest Exchange Rates. It Also Shows Several Exchange Rates in a Dynamic Slider.

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Currency Conversion

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Different Outlooks

You Can Choose Any One of 4 Different Views.

Easy Control

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Font Awesome Icons

Suitable Font Awesome Icons Can Be Used for Conversion Sign

Currency Slider

Multiple Currency Exchange Rates Can Be Presented Within a Slider

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Custom Color for Slider and Conversion Icon Background

Style-Match with Your Site

Full Control to Style-Match with Your Joomla Site.

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Responsive Instagram Photo Gallery

8 June 2015, 12:00 am
Published in Modules
version 3.0

Build a Nice Picture Gallery with your Instagram Photos, Tagged Photos and Global Photos.

A simple module to display images from Instagram to the Joomla websites as Picture Gallery. The configuration of this module is very simple. After installation this module, Put Instagram Access Token and Your Instagram Username.  Generate Access Token from the Link below. You can display Your Instagram Pictures, Tagged pictures and Global Instagram Picture as well. You can also customize the styles as your own. The details options are listed on the other Tabs.

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CORE FEATURES

Simplified Control

No non-sense and easy backend control

Place Anywhere using any module position

Can be placed to any module position you website has

Responsive

Super Responsive

The gallery is very much responsive and works on any screensize

Light Weight

The module is very light weight and thus fast to load without compromising site speed

Three Core Feature To Display

You can display Instagram Photos, Your Tagged Photos and Global Photos. You have control in the back end.

Clean Coding

Made by Joomla experts and hence clean coded

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You can all images from your Instagram. However, you can set Limit the number of pictures you want to show. Contact us if you need customization
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1.5 12/04/2016 + Control Improvement
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Responsive Accordion Image Slider

13 August 2015, 12:00 am
Published in Modules
version 1.5

Show Your Pictures In Accordion Sliders

A simple Module to display images in accordion slider. It can be a wonderful slider for items, products, profile images sliders with profile names and poster image slider with poster name ; besides this, anyone can use this slider in their Joomla sites for image decorations. The configuration is very Simple, Install the module first. Upload Pictures with some parameters.  You can also skip this parameters if you do not want them visible in the front end. You can display maximum 12 pictures with custom name and  link. Lastly you can do some custom styles.

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Simplified Control

No non-sense and easy backend control

Place Any Module Position

Compatible to be placed in any module position

Responsive

Acoordion Tab Effect

In the Slider images can be decorated like accordion tab slider. Each image will be focused on click

Custom Link & Name

You can put any Custom name of each pictures; also you can put custom link on them.

Custome Styles

You can Customize the styles of this slider in order to be matched with your template

Clean Coding

Made by Joomla experts and hence clean coded

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Responsive Accordion Image Slider

 

 

Admin Screenshots

Responsive Accordion Image Slider

 

Responsive Accordion Image Slider

 

 
 

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You can display maximum 12 pictures.
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Version History

Version Date Change
1.5 02/05/2017 * Add Auto Update 
1.0 13/08/2015 * Initial release

Responsive Stacked Article Slider

14 August 2015, 12:00 am
Published in Modules
version 1.2

Responsive Stacked Article Slider - Responsive and AutoPlay

Showing your articles in a Gallery view is a smart move as it increases the chance of visitor interaction and increase more time on site. This great module display your articles with category name and image from your site on the basis of recently published/ edited order. You can customize it easily from the back end. Just install the module, select module position for it and impress your visitors.

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Latest Updates

Display latest articles in Gallery View. On tab heading and intro text. Option to show Article Stack on Left or Right. Available only in Pro Version Only.

Show Category / Images

Each article comes with nice big image and also show category. Great for news sites. Articles can be sorted by Recently Added, Recently Modified, Recently Published. Support Intro and Full Article ImageAvailable only in Pro Version Only.

Responsive

The Article Gallery view is elegantly responsive and works in different screensize seamlessly.

Control Font Size

Font size control for heading font size. Comes with Text Limit. Available only in Pro Version Only. 

Choose Which Category to Show

You can choose a particular category to pull the articles from. Selection from Custom Category available in Pro Version Only.

Style-Match with Your Site

Full control to style-match with your Joomla site. Has unlimited theme colors with easy color picker

Animation

Beautiful animation as mouse hover effect and article sliding.



Front End



Admin Screenshots

Article Gallery Admin

 

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Joomla 3 Version Compatible

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Commonly Asked Questions

You can control the article limit. How many articles to show is up to you.
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Version History

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Responsive Article Slider

14 September 2015, 12:00 am
Published in Modules
version 1.5

An Article/Content Slider for Your Home Page or Any Module Position of Joomla Websites. Responsive & Stylish

This fantastic module is designed to help you to feature articles to show as a dynamic, auto-rotating customizable slider on home page or any module position. It adjusts fully according to available module space and ideal to display latest articles as news, just as it does in Yahoo Home page. Feature Article slider made easy!

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Customizable & Dynamic

This Module is Fully Customizable & Dynamic

Articles to Feature

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Font Size

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Featured Image

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Com_Content & K2 items in the slider

Responsive

Responsive and smart device compatible

Customizable Content

Content can be customized

Match you Site

Full controls to match your site without modifying template

Background Image

Custom background Image can be set

Video Documentation



Admin Screenshots

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Commonly Asked Questions

Upto now it supports Com_Content and K2
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Version History

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1.5 18/14/2017 * Add Auto Update 
1.0 14/09/2015 * Initial release

Responsive Image Gallery Carousel

14 October 2015, 12:00 am
Published in Modules
version 1.0

Display Images Gallery With Amazing Carousel Slider With Modal/PopUp And ToolTip Views 

This is an amazing module that allows you to display images in your joomla site in a Carousel slider with Modal/PopUp and ToolTip views. The configuration is very simple, just the select images from images directory with custom captions. In the design section You will have two themes and those are fully customizable. You have freedom to customize the styles enough to match with you template.

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Core Features

Horizontal & Vertical

This slider can be set for both Horizontal and Vertical orientation

Auto Thumbnails

You select image from images directory, it will auto set the thumbnails.

Modal/PopUp  And Tooltip Views

You can Watch Large size images by Modal and Tooltio views



Slider Control & Sliding Orientation

You have the control of the slider - Sliding Speed, navigation, height, horizontal & vertical etc.

Two Custom Themes

You have 2 custom themes, any one of them can be selected

Responsive Brakpoints

Fully Responsive and smart device compatible, Break Points are defined for particular Screens

Custom Caption For Images

You can Set Custom Caption for each image

Match you Site

Full controls to match your site without modifying template


Front End Demos

Responsive Image gallery carousel
Responsive Image gallery carousel

Admin Screenshots

Responsive Image gallery carousel
Responsive Image gallery carousel
Responsive Image gallery carousel
Responsive Image gallery carousel
Responsive Image gallery carousel
Responsive Image gallery carousel Responsive Image gallery carousel
 
Responsive image gallery carousel

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Commonly Asked Questions

Up to now in the current version, you can display 16 images with custom Caption.
Yes, you have freedom to customize this full module at you own choice.
Absolutely you can. You can do it from Back end settings.

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Version History

VersionDateChange
1.0 14/10/2015 * Initial release
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