Web 2.0 has created a revolution on the internet in some ways. There’s the collaboration factor which
enabled people to share information much more comfortable than before.
Then there’s the factor of bringing the desktop environment to the internet. But nothing’s more obvious in the Web 2.0 world than the so-called Web 2.0 design.
What makes a Web 2.0 design different from the designs of the past? Here are some of the elements that set it apart
from everything that has come before it.
1. Rounded boxes
– Although this has been used in designs of the past, this design element wasn’t used extensively until Web 2.0 came.
This helps give a fresh look at websites which used to be dominated by very professional-looking rectangular boxes.
– This element aims to give off a 3D look for icons. However, this is to be used sparingly, only to be used to
give depth to otherwise plain-looking icons.
– In web designs of old, having a lot of whitespaces was a no-no. Information was to be packed in as much space as
possible. But not anymore in the Web 2.0 world. Having a lot of whitespace on a design makes it possible to read
things on-screen without causing too much eye strain. Aside from that, it sets borders among elements without actually creating a demarcating line.
4. Large fonts
– Immediately capture one’s attention. Large fonts are therefore useful in highlighting important parts of the
webpage especially the headlines and the banners.