Web 2.0 has created a revolution on the internet in a number of ways. Theres the collaboration factor which enabled people to share information much easier than before.
Then theres the factor of bringing the desktop environment to the internet. But nothings 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 wasnt used extensively until Web 2.0 came. This helps give a fresh look into 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 whitespace 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...