Many Things Have Now Changed
Most of the time, the web pages had simple black text and occasionally were spruced up with a headline in a different font or color.
However, as the internet quickly evolved, so did the standards of website design, which have become ever more important to having a successful online presence.
About fifteen years ago, by the late 1990s, websites had largely evolved to the point of providing people with more compelling design, which made more effective use of fonts, text effects, colors and graphics.
Still, the type of website layout that was most common was still quite simple and for the most part a new website looked very much like a corporate brochure.
Of course, over the last decade or so there has been a massive increase in internet business, activity and importance in the lives of individuals and companies.
Web Design Has Evolved Fast
As a result, website design has once again taken on many new facets and has become much more varied and sophisticated at the same time. Website marketing and competition have pushed website development to new levels to attract web visitors and to keep them engaged while exploring the sites.
More often than not, they will never see the amazing graphics that a webmaster might have paid big money for or slaved for hours and hours to create. Instead, when a website seems to pause for more than a few seconds to open a page, most surfers will already have moved on to another site that features a more user friendly, faster-loading interface.
Clean & Basic Design
Some of the best types of effective website design for the needs and interests of internet users today are those that stick to very simple and clean layouts, which allow the surfers to easily find and read the web content they hunger for.
Many in the industry consider the best web designers to be those who can carry off great website development by artfully drawing the visitor into the site and simply allowing the design and layout to enhance and accentuate the web content.
Now In 2015
The best option right now for anyone wanting a website is to ensure that the design they choose can be displayed in mobile devices.
What does this mean to you as a business owner?
Well whether you know it or not mobile search is taking over from conventional search so you need a site that can be viewed via this new medium.