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LINK: 4 Predictions for Web Design in 2011

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4 Predictions for Web Design in 2011 by Jacob Gube.

This is the second great article I’ve read on Mashable this week. Good jorb, guys!

Anyway, these are four predictions about what will happen to web designers. The first two – mobile going mainstream, and specialization of skills, are pretty safe bets. They’ve been the same predictions people have been making for a while now.

The third one intrigued me, though:

Simpler Aesthetics for Websites

I will say that I am hopeful that this is true. Jacob’s argument is that designers are starting to forgo visual complexity in favor of simplicity, and that this has been greatly aided by the emergence of true web typography.

Maybe with real typographic resources at our disposal, we will be able to express site’s tone with just a font choice, and not have to introduce a lot of other visual elements.

That hopefully will mean simpler, more thought out solutions that work better.

Here’s hoping for the best, 2011!

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