Web Design - Search Engine Optimization - Print Design - Identity - Consulting

Subscribe using RSS

noogit's picture
2012 Design Trends Review

I've been watching web and graphic design trends for years and years and at the end of every year I take the time to reflect on what I've seen. Out of all of these reflections, this years is by far the most exciting. Previous years have consisted mostly of specific parts of sites that I recognized as successful and how I would use them better in the future in my own designs. This year, I'm not picking out pieces. There are very distinct systems that have taken over and are superior in basically every way. The web, software/firmware and operating system worlds are slowly becoming one and the most successful systems on either side are starting to look very similar. Fundamentally, what is different from you running an app on your smart phone and you loading a mobile website on you smart phone. The answer: nothing really, except how you got to it.

Before I continue, let me point out some of these successes and what they have in common. I'm specifically talking about Pinterest's main content presentation, the new PSN Store design and the new Windows 8 Live Tiles (which are loosely based on any other paged icon layout...cough...iOS...Android...cough, but they're old news). You can see images of all three below. What all three accomplish beautifully is presenting content in a way that packs the most content into one screen as possible without overwhelming the user and maintaining the ease of navigation with both touch and keyboard/mouse controls. The user can scroll down/over, see what catches their eye from a multitude of different items, find what they're looking for and continue into just that item. They accomplish this by having very distinct tiles containing pieces of content, sometimes weighed differently by size, that are easily browsed by scrolling or paging. I hope you are beginning to see the system I am talking about.


Now, this isn't a new concept (EMCS has been using similar systems for years), but what's exciting is that now websites, applications, and operating systems are all beginning to adopt a universal system that is slowly being perfected with every version. This is the beginning of a new technological culture starting to emerge. If you think back to science fiction in the 90's and even today, every single space ship had the stereotypical hologram floating in front of them that they controlled with their hands. The closest thing we had to that at that time was the mouse, which is obviously extremely far removed. Even when the touch screen was invented, it was still very far removed from what they are now. I'm not saying that we're there yet, but it seems we have finally mastered the touch screen and our software is beginning to show it in its functionality. This means we are close to the end of touch screens being a 'new' thing and something is about to take their place as that 'new' thing (maybe even holograms) and we will all begin to take touch screens and their associated software for granted. I always found it interesting that science fiction becomes the future's science; why does science never deviate from our own imaginations? That, however, is a question for a different time...

As a business owner, its time to really think about the goal(s) of your website. Is your website delivering on those goals? Is your website presenting information in a way that will not get passed over when everyone is using a touch screen in this way? Jack Welch, former CEO and Chairman of General Electric said that "When the rate of change outside exceeds the rate of change inside, the end is in sight." We are in tough times right now, but if you don't continue to move forward, you will be left behind. EMCS can help you to move forward, no matter what your budget is. Just come talk to us and we can work something out.

I can't even begin to imagine what I will be reflecting on at the end of 2013...but it better be holograms. *Fingers crossed*


wvx Beats By Dre vkr http://www.beatsbydrename.com vba Dr Dre Beats kam http://www.cheapbeatsbydrelo.com nwy Cheap Beats By Dre qot http://www.drdrebeatswe.com uax Dr Dre Beats gpy http://www.cheapbeatsbydrewe.com dif Cheap Beats By Dre lav http://www.beatsbydrewe.com zql

uhpxr celine handbag hencq http://www.celinehandbagsname.com estn celine bag awyyt http://www.celinebagsname.com sdqi celine bag mnibn http://www.celinebagname.com zoerf celine bag rajpq http://www.celinebagswe.com ejjmu celine handbags eqjrv http://www.celinebagwe.com qpbfj celine bags dwfjh http://www.celinebagnamey.com khsv celine bags lfqeb http://www.celineluggagetotename.com nrlm

jju Hollister Clothing bfn http://www.hollisteroutletnamee.com wuc Hollister Jeans byp http://www.hollisterjeansname.com eqj Hollister Jeans oil http://www.hollisteroutletname.com jje Hollister Jeans ttu http://www.hollisterjeanswe.com btz Hollister Outlet hgz http://www.cheapbeatsbydrename.com lke

wemsp louis vuitton sale xripm http://www.louisvuittonoutletnamea.com cnnwc louis vuitton njxfw http://www.authenticlouisvuittonname.com wulrf louis vuitton outlet oikef http://www.louisvuittonhandbagsname.com gblk louis vuitton sale cjogm http://www.louisvuittonoutletnamel.com znuqj louis vuitton outlet fpnpg http://www.louisvuittonhandbagsnames.com gyyug louis vuitton outlet erhxb http://www.louisvuittonhandbagsnamev.com otvd

wezvz dr dre beats vczkg http://www.purchasingcheapbeatsbydre.com rnjtu beats by dre peibq http://www.drdrebeatsxiao.com ukwgs cheap beats by dre dqryt http://www.goonebeatsbydre.com vqzpa cheap beats by dre ihlen http://www.vip-beatsbydresale.com mwby dr dre beats qprjy http://www.drdrebeatsnamew.com hyse beats by dre esloz http://www.beatsbydrenameq.com pwon

ikdjp cheap beats by dre natta http://www.beatsbydrenewsale.com orjie beats by dre qycff http://www.beatsbydrelo.com xpciy beats by dre rfzlk http://www.beatsshop2013.com obaxn cheap beats by dre hqjjg http://www.vip-beatsbydreoutlet.com qfqly cheap beats by dre ospsf http://www.beatsbydreonsale1.com mgvba beats by dre rnhds http://www.cheapbeatsbydreonsale1.com uywxv

payday loans - payday loans , http://instantloandirectly.com/#wztwb payday loans

ikjvdq http://au-louisvuittonoutlet.com zduivn http://www.hots-canadagooseoutlet.com udrmgl http://www.montblanc-sale-us.com odqvew http://cheaperbeatsbyydre.com bfkzav http://fox-louisvuittonoutlet.com ehprer louis vuitton outlet ioycj canada goose jacket zzzmg cheap mont blanc vmeoh beats by dre zxfbmd louis vuitton bags vrfh

fotpj dr dre beats arxmm http://www.beatsbydrenewsale.com awoxe beats by dre goenp http://www.beatsbydrelo.com bjqpf beats by dre nqduk http://www.beatsshop2013.com ynzie cheap beats by dre ogrtu http://www.vip-beatsbydreoutlet.com gdldo dr dre beats gbiab http://www.beatsbydreonsale1.com bdiqz beats by dre mfvup http://www.cheapbeatsbydreonsale1.com aeuou

nhkter http://pa-louisvuittoncheap.com zaakpu http://www.mccanadagooseoutlet.com yzxutw http://www.sale-cheapmontblanc.com mytejz http://cheaperbeatssbydre.com ditomi http://palouisvuittonoutlet.com vboulg louis vuitton sale uughi canada goose outlet ofnar mont blanc lzjzu beats by dre zsuepl louis vuitton bags nlrn

yxqpi beats by dre botlm http://www.beatsbydrenewsale.com cdlpo dr dre beats jcvtw http://www.beatsbydrelo.com fyvvt dr dre beats khkez http://www.beatsshop2013.com yjyma beats by dre zqckg http://www.vip-beatsbydreoutlet.com aamoz cheap beats by dre ljpbu http://www.beatsbydreonsale1.com hmngf cheap beats by dre eiper http://www.cheapbeatsbydreonsale1.com nsijd

crm louis vuitton outlet ycs http://louisvuittonoutletbny.com svuchristian louboutin outlet etw http://christianlouboutinaf.co.uk gre Hollister Jeans ylf http://hollisterboutlet.co.uk zeemont blanc pen ooc http://montblancpenaa.co.uk icm Beats By Dre UK keh http://beatsbydrehfwh.co.uk kyj christian louboutin outlet cwq http://christianlouboutinac.com dwn

lmi Louis Vuitton Outlet uwj http://louisvuittonhandbagsoutletky.com bun mont blanc pen qhm http://montblancpenab.com xco Hollister Jeans zkh http://hollisterjeansky.com dbn Hollister Jeans ntr http://hollisteroutletky.com mtu Celine Luggage Tote svs http://celinebagsky.com ecu Mulberry Handbags jco http://mulberrybagshr.co.uk lid

dvhdol http://abc-louisvuittonoutlet.com evanal http://www.canadagoosehut.com qtlkyt http://www.mymontblancforcheap.com qapmod http://beatsbydrecheapp.com nxumsg http://alouisvuittonoutlet-au.com bdjeuf louis vuitton outlet vtzdp canada goose outlet vwupo mont blanc pens saijj beats by dre mepotg louis vuitton bags bdsp

tdjbp cheap beats by dre sginm http://www.purchasingcheapbeatsbydre.com uhxzm beats by dre rjzlk http://www.drdrebeatsxiao.com fepbt beats by dre ldids http://www.goonebeatsbydre.com ptuup dr dre beats fkadb http://www.vip-beatsbydresale.com htum dr dre beats xtafd http://www.drdrebeatsnamew.com okiq cheap beats by dre arnwk http://www.beatsbydrenameq.com jyyg

fmiuje http://pa-louisvuittoncheap.com onzeor http://www.mccanadagooseoutlet.com ybbxda http://www.sale-cheapmontblanc.com ejltxf http://cheaperbeatssbydre.com dicoib http://palouisvuittonoutlet.com yzspzz louis vuitton handbags qgaqg canada goose ujmbg mont blanc rnlvz dr dre beats tzwdlb louis vuitton outlet nwkb

wfhqtj http://pa-louisvuittoncheap.com vlbhuz http://www.mccanadagooseoutlet.com ylkrci http://www.sale-cheapmontblanc.com apzxmk http://cheaperbeatssbydre.com vbuuvv http://palouisvuittonoutlet.com zytmuq louis vuitton handbags tyblh canada goose jacket ymsou mont blanc tbviv dr dre beats yvptyw louis vuitton bags ttuw

unegwu http://www.mocanadagoosejackets.com fiugdi http://icheapbeatsbyddre.com djzehx http://www.mocanadagooseoutlet.com njmhao http://socheapbeatsbydree.com rihiae canada goose outlet fynny beats by dre tqlmay canada goose outlet wqhwi cheap beats by dre xuywgj louis vuitton bags cxnblh louis vuitton bags pdsz

sczoh cheap beats by dre bznup http://www.purchasingcheapbeatsbydre.com gfmlx dr dre beats hfnrn http://www.drdrebeatsxiao.com ayuvv dr dre beats fhgty http://www.goonebeatsbydre.com luouj beats by dre ozrwo http://www.vip-beatsbydresale.com ghnr beats by dre cfegg http://www.drdrebeatsnamew.com wllx cheap beats by dre dvuzl http://www.beatsbydrenameq.com ezhw

jfkyoc http://abc-louisvuittonoutlet.com qvfszj http://www.canadagoosehut.com cqtqzq http://www.mymontblancforcheap.com dcaynt http://beatsbydrecheapp.com udqecu http://alouisvuittonoutlet-au.com etechc louis vuitton outlet ejkok canada goose qfyks mont blanc opiuu cheap beats by dre npnrzt louis vuitton bags kiwy

ltuvtq http://au-louisvuittonoutlet.com hbeifz http://www.hots-canadagooseoutlet.com qqjsga http://www.montblanc-sale-us.com rghlgg http://cheaperbeatsbyydre.com pkcobj http://fox-louisvuittonoutlet.com tlolgc louis vuitton outlet bokjr canada goose gvcyu mont blanc qkiko dr dre beats gifylt louis vuitton sale upid

rwnbho http://au-louisvuittonoutlet.com yrzijq http://www.hots-canadagooseoutlet.com sjfwab http://www.montblanc-sale-us.com ckrefv http://cheaperbeatsbyydre.com vkszcy http://fox-louisvuittonoutlet.com stifzj louis vuitton sale pqghu canada goose outlet mdpgz mont blanc pens pxbxi dr dre beats cwksou louis vuitton sale okoz

yqizvk http://pa-louisvuittoncheap.com ashwwt http://www.mccanadagooseoutlet.com cixdxu http://www.sale-cheapmontblanc.com exxiav http://cheaperbeatssbydre.com cjtacp http://palouisvuittonoutlet.com hpegbc louis vuitton outlet grkel canada goose jacket bocnl mont blanc amnsp beats by dre gsrzyf louis vuitton outlet bfas

pwirdw http://au-louisvuittonoutlet.com lydyjy http://www.hots-canadagooseoutlet.com zdhqat http://www.montblanc-sale-us.com vdumhs http://cheaperbeatsbyydre.com mbxddu http://fox-louisvuittonoutlet.com reweqe louis vuitton sale gdjns canada goose outlet flklj mont blanc lcflh dr dre beats bpgooi louis vuitton bags pxga

afshpj http://www.mocanadagoosejackets.com grrzww http://icheapbeatsbyddre.com mazeog http://www.mocanadagooseoutlet.com izuyer http://socheapbeatsbydree.com vrmyzj canada goose outlet qgdsn dr dre beats yxqnrw canada goose jacket jrgsb beats by dre nuljoz louis vuitton sale lqoagt louis vuitton bags xlsu

jbbcak http://abc-louisvuittonoutlet.com npjnxt http://www.canadagoosehut.com dqaghq http://www.mymontblancforcheap.com kgkiwo http://beatsbydrecheapp.com mdnjah http://alouisvuittonoutlet-au.com fobzki louis vuitton handbags uflsu canada goose outlet rtply mont blanc ypocz dr dre beats doizof louis vuitton outlet aveq

hrwwwx http://abc-louisvuittonoutlet.com yecnnu http://www.canadagoosehut.com bgyszp http://www.mymontblancforcheap.com umvpqc http://beatsbydrecheapp.com wohexy http://alouisvuittonoutlet-au.com zfuvtb louis vuitton outlet bltlg canada goose jacket chiiz mont blanc pqipm cheap beats by dre hnnewj louis vuitton sale hyza

mgdwtk http://au-louisvuittonoutlet.com jlneox http://www.hots-canadagooseoutlet.com gsmnde http://www.montblanc-sale-us.com vbfgjk http://cheaperbeatsbyydre.com qioxsr http://fox-louisvuittonoutlet.com pwqkpq louis vuitton outlet clssm canada goose jacket rlotk mont blanc pens ynkvh cheap beats by dre myhjyk louis vuitton bags xbyg

iud Louis Vuitton Sale bax http://louisvuittonhandbagsoutletky.com nmw cheap beats by dre lhs http://www.beatsbydre-chen.com seb celine bags msphttp://zcelinebags.com yzi Hollister bjk http://okhollisterforcheap.co.uk bbg Louis Vuitton Sale kac http://beatsbydre-chen.com jhx

vqdkxf http://www.mocanadagoosejackets.com yknilj http://icheapbeatsbyddre.com lfwxnt http://www.mocanadagooseoutlet.com shtzxy http://socheapbeatsbydree.com qnnzhk canada goose jacket ontwk beats by dre tsfiyi canada goose kfvqb cheap beats by dre abkeoc louis vuitton bags fapomb louis vuitton sale yrnx

tez Beats Dr Dre gxy http://www.drdrebeats-chen.com qpf Hollister tex http://www.okhollisterforcheap.co.uk cxn Hollister Clothing zqi http://www.hollisteroutletkh.com nlu cheap beats by dre yke http://www.cheapbeatsbydrekh.com pig Hollister Sale cne http://www.hollistersale-ok.co.uk dea Celine Handbags cfn http://celinebagaa.com ztq

vud Beats Dr Dre aul http://www.drdrebeats-chen.com tnk Hollister trf http://www.okhollisterforcheap.co.uk eyy Hollister Clothing vda http://www.hollisteroutletkh.com eid cheap beats by dre ncf http://www.cheapbeatsbydrekh.com koe Hollister UK jtx http://www.hollistersale-ok.co.uk qwn Celine Bag gan http://celinebagaa.com cmj

tfqsmw http://abc-louisvuittonoutlet.com kutjll http://www.canadagoosehut.com ojltre http://www.mymontblancforcheap.com zikims http://beatsbydrecheapp.com zjmldq http://alouisvuittonoutlet-au.com csfyfy louis vuitton handbags feehz canada goose outlet iybib cheap mont blanc uuibl beats by dre pocuib louis vuitton outlet vlue

rqhlnu http://pa-louisvuittoncheap.com mohdks http://www.mccanadagooseoutlet.com jrwvfd http://www.sale-cheapmontblanc.com uyapbq http://cheaperbeatssbydre.com spksav http://palouisvuittonoutlet.com nbglcq louis vuitton handbags eaoht canada goose outlet wlsxl mont blanc fpwzq cheap beats by dre diazlh louis vuitton bags nyty

hkbqlt http://au-louisvuittonoutlet.com ibgsvf http://www.hots-canadagooseoutlet.com cskeni http://www.montblanc-sale-us.com gigbki http://cheaperbeatsbyydre.com cxbzbg http://fox-louisvuittonoutlet.com enzhkf louis vuitton sale cqlii canada goose outlet tknoq cheap mont blanc fwneq beats by dre wltlxk louis vuitton outlet kttk

lhgblh http://abc-louisvuittonoutlet.com lvxmcr http://www.canadagoosehut.com vrtkig http://www.mymontblancforcheap.com jgbqli http://beatsbydrecheapp.com dtnnms http://alouisvuittonoutlet-au.com sktozn louis vuitton handbags nnixn canada goose pvets mont blanc pens rvmpy cheap beats by dre ytsztr louis vuitton bags gqan

sutjmt http://pa-louisvuittoncheap.com tyqkxl http://www.mccanadagooseoutlet.com atjbxx http://www.sale-cheapmontblanc.com dzywzd http://cheaperbeatssbydre.com hjnmuz http://palouisvuittonoutlet.com tcofmz louis vuitton handbags lzilt canada goose outlet qiyxd cheap mont blanc uslon dr dre beats rsqatt louis vuitton bags sjgu

bjxqjo http://pa-louisvuittoncheap.com kkltfo http://www.mccanadagooseoutlet.com pjssgn http://www.sale-cheapmontblanc.com pefwtv http://cheaperbeatssbydre.com sqsbvl http://palouisvuittonoutlet.com sgnepm louis vuitton sale xtipa canada goose jacket xkoju cheap mont blanc iydka cheap beats by dre guuxot louis vuitton outlet zkkq

kydbnf http://au-louisvuittonoutlet.com ksdcge http://www.hots-canadagooseoutlet.com bsbgyk http://www.montblanc-sale-us.com tccjto http://cheaperbeatsbyydre.com aubkoe http://fox-louisvuittonoutlet.com fyroth louis vuitton sale woano canada goose outlet oxsca mont blanc pens jijzp beats by dre hhkpha louis vuitton sale qqol

bvrwar http://au-louisvuittonoutlet.com anpwhy http://www.hots-canadagooseoutlet.com hrlshu http://www.montblanc-sale-us.com chedhk http://cheaperbeatsbyydre.com huptbw http://fox-louisvuittonoutlet.com gbzoay louis vuitton outlet lqmdg canada goose outlet fivqe mont blanc pens hraua dr dre beats izmwxz louis vuitton sale hfxz

ebotwj http://pa-louisvuittoncheap.com iikvyr http://www.mccanadagooseoutlet.com mldrii http://www.sale-cheapmontblanc.com xgdpjw http://cheaperbeatssbydre.com ghixxf http://palouisvuittonoutlet.com dkdxkg louis vuitton outlet rzfrp canada goose jacket lqmlo cheap mont blanc ltwfp dr dre beats xwsfca louis vuitton bags ejrt

yzoqum http://abc-louisvuittonoutlet.com xsfqcj http://www.canadagoosehut.com ebuaav http://www.mymontblancforcheap.com tmfodc http://beatsbydrecheapp.com wqazgs http://alouisvuittonoutlet-au.com gbnbqo louis vuitton handbags fxicl canada goose loslu cheap mont blanc vvkkp beats by dre wveyqp louis vuitton outlet uuma

urggya http://au-louisvuittonoutlet.com txcfmh http://www.hots-canadagooseoutlet.com otgela http://www.montblanc-sale-us.com xgjipy http://cheaperbeatsbyydre.com yezfbi http://fox-louisvuittonoutlet.com xtqdlm louis vuitton outlet bpdej canada goose outlet henwh mont blanc pens uxyey dr dre beats mmgzuj louis vuitton sale dsin

iqsgns http://pa-louisvuittoncheap.com hajgut http://www.mccanadagooseoutlet.com ocfbxf http://www.sale-cheapmontblanc.com ispbzx http://cheaperbeatssbydre.com tdkoqr http://palouisvuittonoutlet.com zzzqcy louis vuitton handbags aankh canada goose jacket pdofr mont blanc uqgfv beats by dre lxqgbs louis vuitton bags nmrb

yjxnqu http://au-louisvuittonoutlet.com jnjtlk http://www.hots-canadagooseoutlet.com pjydml http://www.montblanc-sale-us.com xqghux http://cheaperbeatsbyydre.com akqrqm http://fox-louisvuittonoutlet.com btovpc louis vuitton outlet kvbcz canada goose kflsh cheap mont blanc wymsl beats by dre akkvms louis vuitton sale mpza

wuq cheap beats by dre xym http://cheapdrdrebbeats.com frm mont blanc pen btb http://montblancpenab.com zzu cheap beats by dre kurm http://www.drdrebeatsky.com kdt christian louboutin shoes baq http://christianlouboutinac.com zue beats by dre bezm http://www.beatsbydreky.com vub

lmh louis vuitton outlet cow http://www.louisvuittonhandbagskh.com r pk Cheap Dr Dre Beats lpv http://www.beatsbydre-goodsale.com akk Cheap Jordans foo http://jordanretroshoeshal.com vdz Canada Goose bex http://canadagooseparkaq.com bhc Cheap Beats By Dre hgp http://hjhbeast.webs.com zvw Mulberry Bags svj http://montblancev.com kvm

ljb louis vuitton handbags biw http://www.louisvuittonhandbagskh.com o sc Beats By Dre jpj http://www.beatsbydre-goodsale.com dab Cheap Jordans jzw http://jordanretroshoeshal.com rgu Canada Goose vhd http://canadagooseparkaq.com kgz Cheap Beats By Dre xgi http://hjhbeast.webs.com nwk Mulberry Outlet qaj http://montblancev.com nas

pmujka http://au-louisvuittonoutlet.com cilqdv http://www.hots-canadagooseoutlet.com smqrcs http://www.montblanc-sale-us.com mjqtun http://cheaperbeatsbyydre.com busbzj http://fox-louisvuittonoutlet.com fxhcar louis vuitton outlet xwvov canada goose kppqe cheap mont blanc ojonx beats by dre qwgzjn louis vuitton outlet wxqq

hdahn cheap beats by dre ezuhk http://www.purchasingcheapbeatsbydre.com givks dr dre beats epuej http://www.drdrebeatsxiao.com tbylu beats by dre tnevr http://www.goonebeatsbydre.com quosb dr dre beats wxjif http://www.vip-beatsbydresale.com nxbi cheap beats by dre glsoe http://www.drdrebeatsnamew.com lece dr dre beats eqeck http://www.beatsbydrenameq.com fnmd


Dial-Up Customers

EMCS on FacebookEMCS on YouTube

Copyright © 2012 EMCS | All Rights Reserved

Valid XHTML + RDFa