Website is your introduction to the virtual being of an entity alive online, and header of the website is your introduction to the being (website) itself. In fact, it is the header of a website that really captures attention of web audiences initially and the matter of scrolling down to contents of a web page comes later. This should serve more than enough to help readers realize the significance of an appropriate header (or header section, to be more generic) in convincing online audiences to stay engaged or leave a particular web page.
Conventional rectangular header images (almost in all cases) seem to have been there ever since infinity (in perspective of lifespan of internet!), and for the right purposes. However, today we see some genuine website designers redefining the approach (make sure to differentiate between approach and “purpose”) of employing headers in their design solutions, helping web design industry leap further towards innovation and creativity.
This article describes few aspects of website headers, knowing which will greatly help contemporary website designers in catching positive response from their targeted audience, making it convenient for businesses to seek better business opportunities.
Old is Gold!!! Is it Really?
It is not about defying this age old truth; but in case of website headers, one needs to redefine the authenticity of this particular statement. Experts suggest that things in web designing have gone much farther from times when conventional rectangular website headers could suffice for survival of a website in this ever evolving and ever competitive virtual world. Only exception in this case could be a scenario where a few years old website with huge fan following might not have to worry about immediately changing their conventional header. For businesses pursuing online presence in recent times, something newer, unique, and different is needed to be able to satisfy increasing demands of web audience. The problem concerns knowing some effective ways of actually doing so, and the points listed below are meant to address this issue:
There is definitely no need to take it in literal sense. You might be surprised to know how sometimes simple things can work out great in challenging situations; submerging in this case, for example. Experts suggest that simply merging header image with rest of the site can be different, attractive, and yet effective to satisfy aesthetic qualms of present day web audience.
II. Inducing Dynamism in a Different Manner
Dynamism has a lot to say about current trends of website designs. Every website is looking to add dynamism, particularly in their headers, and almost all of them are going for typical jQuery codes for doing so. To many people’s surprise, dynamism can still be infused by being a bit different and (though still using jQuery if that pleases you) going for sleeker looking unconventional header images.
III. Ditching Rectangles
This can be yet another simple yet effective manner of differentiating your header images. Conventional rectangular headers have more than served their purpose and it is about time that web designers ditch them with due honor and respect, while moving towards exploring better alternatives. Instead of following a particular approach, it is much better to achieve the same objective with some versatility and effectiveness.
Being different is not some easy ball game; one has to face a lot of resistance and criticism doing so. However, if people stop thinking different, the world could be much less colorful, vibrant, and lively place to be. Make sure to be among website designers who herald the change by heeding to the information stated above.