The new and bold face of website design is here! Traditional segmented web pages are passé. The shift has been definite, and fresh ideas are helping web designers evolve with out-of-the-box creative styles and their innovative presentations. Here’s a look at the latest in web designing trends that has been in vogue since 2010:

Slab Typefaces – A traditional media veteran, slab typefaces are relatively new in web designing. Using ALL CAPS, slab typeface designs are brave, bold and imposing. Slab typefaces haven’t been used much in the past simply because headers/logos were understated. Today, you can combine the slab typeface with oversized logos/headers to create a noticeable and impressive image.

Typography – This fresh trend could be interesting to readers, often more than a large number of photos on the same site. Mixing font sizes is unthinkable. Of course, where regular, informative content is concerned, it might hinder reader experience. But, where headlines, bold sentences and ads are required, typography can hold the viewer attention longer than traditional prints.

However, with usability questions at its center, typography is one of the youngest web design trends yet to be explored to its full capacity.

Oversized Logos/Headers – Small logos and headers are clearly traditional now. Oversized logos and large headers are imperatives to attract visitor attention and create unforgettable impressions.

Big headers compensate for Splash pages saving your visitors the need to click on anything. Headers of this sort generally cover the whole page with an important note and your visitors need only scroll to read information.

Hand-drawn/Sketch Design – Most designers shy from using this style because of the ‘I am not a sketch artist’ syndrome. While many designers admire the style, they are afraid to create hand sketches, which is unnecessary really, if you refer to some of the hand-drawn images on the web. None of them are museum quality, but these design do encourage human interaction.

Hand-drawn websites are nothing but professional doodling with a central business idea. Sketch design isn’t a newbie in web designing, but much remains to be explored.

One-page Layouts – Like business cards, one-page layouts act as the one-stop destination for information people want to find about you. This trend is certainly more popular for personal profiles than corporate, and allows self-employed professionals create an interesting portfolio website.

Huge Images – Do not confuse with site branding, but large images certainly draw more visitors to your site with sheer impact of their sizes.

Perspective – When it boils down to design appeal, it’s all about perspective. Side-shot to aerial views, web pages are certainly more interesting to behold with perspective in play.

Intuitive/Interactive Design – Flash continues to dominate web designs.  Current web design trends largely exploit the redeeming features of Flash to increase interactivity on sites.

Modal Boxes – Pop-ups have come of age with Modal Boxes. Modals are smooth, attractive, easy to design and use, and popular with designers and users. Minimalism – These design banks on simplicity; use of white space with flashy color schemes and strong typology. Precise, muted yet attractive with a spark of colors on white, minimalist web designs are trend toppers.

‘Big Foot’ – The oversized footer is now an integral part of a website’s design. Featuring social media, feed updates and daily polls, big footers are great for inclusion of random information.

Retro – is back! Vintage art and their underlying playfulness can be exploited to create interesting images.

Intro Boxes – The smart alternative to ‘About’ pages, intro boxes force you to provide condensed and comprehensive information.

Magazine Layouts – Organized information in one single page allows users flexibility to explore areas of interest. Magazine layout is the new face of infotainment.

Social Media – Social media add-ins and icons on web pages, and linking to social media applications largely increases number of site visitors looking for specific products, information and networking.