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Web Design Trends of 2013; Baracci Solutions Predicts! 
2013 web design trends will be all about Responsive Web Design (RWD) and have a wildcard variable: the popularity of Windows 8. Web design gurus will need to focus on creating websites that look perfect not only on the various operating systems and web browsers but also on the wide variety of mobile platforms and devices available in Montreal, in North-America and around the World.

The popularity of Microsoft’s Windows 8 will definitely lead to the creation of an important number of websites emulating the new Metro design style. The visual focus will move away from icon based designs and towards a more typographical web experience. Whether you are a Montreal website designer or an international web solutions team, you will need to prove your website design trendiness by using full-width backgrounds as well as simplified yet larger buttons, menus and headings that will allow users to browse more socially dynamic websites.

Sharp corners will replace rounded ones, highlights will be preferable to shadows and borders will be removed to create a sense of openness and fluidity. Menu bars and various navigation, ecommerce and social media buttons that scroll down the page as you navigate vertically will be preferred since they remain accessible to the users throughout their visit ensuring better user conversion rates.

2013 websites will be simple yet bold - the “white space” trend will continue throughout the year. Although the individual website design elements will need to remain plain, they will need to come alive on user contact to offer a truly dynamic, interactive and social experience.

The use of Flash elements will diminish drastically. Website design teams will prefer the use of Dynamic HTML5 elements. Web designers will also prefer single HTML5 page layouts when designing web portfolios and other specific content pages.

Since mobile web browsing seems set to surpass traditional web browsing, 2013 will see web design specialists re-evaluating the traditional website scrolling options in order to ensure that mobile web users have an equally optimized web experience. To fully reach the 2013 web audience, websites will need to automatically rearrange their various elements to ensure visual stability regardless of screen resolution – from widescreen desktops to 4 inch mobile screens.

Finally, Montreal area web design firms with their North American tech knowhow and their European flare for style and attention to detail will remain leaders in the Web Design milieu throughout 2013 as they continue to create some of the trendiest, most avant-garde and truly efficient websites and web portals.

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