The common use of visual design elements, have some way or another created a new wave in web design that many of us would refer to as a “web 2.0 design“. It just so happened that by the time web 2.0 was happening, this new trend in web design was leaving its mark on the web. The main features of a “web 2.0 design” are development with web standards, particularly CSS and XHTML, as well as dynamic content and participation of the end-users. But, what about the design, the visual part of it?
Most web 2.0 websites or online applications do share some visual characteristics that make their interface more user-friendly compared to the web 1.0 websites.
So what are the secrets of a web 2.0 design?
A clean and simple layout that focuses mostly on the content design other than the whole page environment in itself,
Bigger fonts on text,
White space, allows for easier read of the content
Use of illustrations, either in logos or in icons
If there’s any other web 2.0 feature that you know of, please do share it with us.
Any great web 2.0 designs are more than welcome for listing!