New Ways To Enhance Your Websites

The world is constantly changing, if you take fashion for example that was one of the major industries that changed. Back in the 90s you would see women wearing baby doll dresses with leggings underneath it, ballet flats. In the early 2000s it was frosted lip gloss, low rise jeans with bedazzled pockets, halter tops and more. But now it there are bright neon green dresses, faux fur, tiered clothes and more. So as you can see everything changes, and some it might make a comeback, and some might not. The whole point of this is to show how quickly trends appear and disappear.

Take another example social media, before it was Myspace, and Facebook, but now Instagram is thriving, Myspace doesn’t even exist anymore, same with Vine, Tik Tok replaced Vine, some people have never even heard of it.

Everything is the same, which includes web designing, nobody wants their websites to look how they looked 5 years ago. Those trends also changed. Just go online and look for a recently made website, and look for one that was made 5 to 10 years ago, there will a complete difference. People just assume that trends only occur in fashion, because of how people dress and how they changed it up. But these also changed the thought towards other things too, you have to take a look at the multimedia trends in web design 2020. Trust me they are not what they were back in 2010. 

What is multimedia web designing?

Multimedia is an integration of various things, more overall it is an art form. This is taken in when doing web designing. Web designing is a composition of different skills, there are different areas when it comes to this, such as graphics, the interface, the software and so on. Now when you look through sites you’ll see that it isn’t just the text that is on there, but videos and pictures are also incorporated. This is where the multimedia comes into play, multimedia uses both the creative and technical skills to when designing. The mains things that are being dealt with on multimedia is the use of 3D models, the design and contrast concept, animation, illustrations, advanced imaging and more. 

The main place that you can see these sorts of things are in video games, or information kiosks, websites, and other interactive applications. Many people are jumping at the chance to introduce this into sites because it will help attract people. But more overall it is something new, so why not give it a shot. It can only help in achieving something good, it can’t go bad. When putting web designing and multimedia together you could create something you never thought you could do. Multimedia that was once specific to certain forms of entertainment, such as augmented or virtual reality are now being used in all types of web application. The adult entertainment is a huge space that looks to develop multimedia content utilizing virtual reality and augmented reality. Whether it is for VR pornography or casual sex apps offering a VR teaser of a local hookup match these companies are capitalizing on new multimedia technology to innovate in their fields.

The advantages and disadvantages of using multimedia in web designs

There are many reasons as to why this is beneficial, one being it will create more engaging content. Nobody wants to read through a block of words, it’s just not interesting, but when you add image and videos it will break up the text, and make it more eye catching, and increases the number of viewers. Also if people are looking for information and they also want to look for a picture based on the related subject they won’t have to leave the sight if you use multimedia as you can have related pictures. This is good as it will allow you to retain viewers, it would also create a better brand image as the more viewers you get the more popular the site becomes. This will allow you to a better SEO, which is essential if you want it to be the number one site that people lean towards. So overall multimedia has a good coverage on it.

However the things about this is that making these sites will take time, and can also be costly, because there are so many stages that it  has to undergo. First of all the planning of it has to be done to a precise detailing, then comes the production of it, after that it is the maintenance, this will have to be done almost all the time if you don’t want it to crash. Now it is not possible for you to build the site, you will have to hire a developer, which will only increase your costs. Also using images and videos means that the loading speed will be slow and lag, which people will not be patient about, they will move on to another which will load faster.

It’s important to consider certain factors when choosing whether or not to adapt to multimedia sites. You should always consider the goal of your site, the purpose of it and what kind of content you want to have.

Trends we like

Before getting to the multimedia trends in web design 2020, you have to know what a web design trend is. And I’m pretty sure that most people haven’t heard what this is, well there is nothing special about it, and it is the same as any other trend, except this takes places with designing websites. 

Here are some of the most popular trends of this time:

  • Bold colors; this will allow brands to pop, the more color the more it attracts.
  • Animations, gifs, and dynamic illustrations; animations are quite popular and captures people’s as they could spend hours and hours watching it.
  • Asymmetric layouts; making it less ordered gets rid of the blandness of a straight line.
  • Giant typography; big words that are loud and will shout at you to read them are something more people are using nowadays.
  • CSS grids; this will ensure that the users get the same high quality feed on any device without considering the size of it.
  • Scalable vector graphics to boost mobile priority; making it more accessible to mobile users is great.
  • Hand drawings; this adds a unique sense to the site.
  • Voice capable interfaces; this trend is increasing as it is simple, and makes life easier.
  • Artificial intelligence; allows web designers to be more effective.
  • Brutalism; types of texts that create an aesthetic piece towards it.

 

Multimedia is computer content that uses a combination of selected and varied forms as well as the original text, to impart special value to the Website on which it is operated. This is in total contrast with media that uses basic form, such as text only, to display the information sought to be passed on to the user by the Website. Examples of Multimedia files can be mp3, which is an Audio File, or mp4 (video file), avi video or wmv files. This post shows how to utilize different multimedia to improve your website in practical ways and the benefits of using multimedia in our websites.

Different Types of Multimedia

Multimedia includes any element that is additional to the  text, and which creates extra value to the website. The additional elements referred to here are as follows:

  • Stills and Images- continuous text breeds monotony, not just for the user’s eyes, but also the mind. Stills and Images break up this boring pattern, and re-engage the interest of the reader.  The information being shared is given visual representation  The extra trouble is well worth it. Which the mind’s eye re-interprets more meaningfully.
  • Videos- these can cover a wide area of interest to the client , and package the data in dynamic visual form. A video is 53 times more likely to attract First Page add on, in for example Google, than if done without such assistance. 
  • Graphics- these are typically illustrated images, which include graphs, illustrated images, charts, animated graphics and so on. These visual elements tend to  capture the reader’s attention by tabular information which increase client dwell time on a page.   
  • Infographics- these are generally much more informative than just simple graphics. Information is presented here in a graphical form. Data and research has shown the effectiveness of these pieces of media.
  • Interactive Content- this allows active participation of the user, and may be anything from a product pricing calculator to a short survey.
  • Audio- sound adds realism to the video, and presentations in speech form create a “classroom effect”, to which potential clients often succumb.
  • Animation- web design has drastically improved, and animation plays a key role to attract users . The attention span of the usual web user is often short, given the frenetic pace of modern life, and animation is a sure fire method to catch and hold the eyes, and then the mind, of potential customers.

How Multimedia Improves Sites

  1. Without Multimedia, the website may simply look like a forbidding mass of text, which can frighten away a typical user in no time .
  2. This can intimidate site users away from the site, who may even navigate elsewhere, even to competitors, for the information searched.
  3. Multimedia breaks up continuous text, slowing down the process of user absorption, and increasing the digestion of the information collected.
  4. Multimedia helps users by not allowing the information presented in a manner that does not overwhelm the user.
  5. It diverts the mind of the user, and entertains , attracts and soothes the mind with sound effects and music, as well as over voice narration.
  6. Multimedia enhances user experience, to the extent that pages are often marked to ensure the user can locate these pages easily. The re-entry of certain pages are noticed by search engines, and the ranking done on basis of repeats.
  7. Attractive Multimedia, specially Videos, can reduce bounce rate on the Website’s pages , and also increase reader time on the page and higher time of dwell. This user engagement enhancement and interaction makes a sell much more probable than without application of Multimedia enhancement.
  8. Infographics, videos and interactive content can hold a user’s interest far longer than walls of text by keeping the user busy with a particular page of the website, and a secondary point of interest.
  9. The main benefits that computer graphics have over stop-motion is in reshoots, object replication or shoots with very large sets. In computer graphics, scenes can be rendered over and over again, but in stop-motion, a reshoot is required. This is expensive and time-consuming. 
  10. Modern Multimedia consists of Flash Websites, with Dynamic Pages, and superior Apps.