Bring examples of things you think are hot trends in design or functionality on the web now, at Stanford and beyond.
- Images that stretch to fill the browser
- Pro: impact! Captures a feeling.
- Con: missing content and calls to action
- Pro: show more, let people scan, esp. when you have a broad audience
- Con: Too much! ahhh!
- Con: responsive is problematic
- Con: covers up content
Hiding content on mobile that is visible on desktop
Hidden search (collapsable search)
- Pro: saves space
- Con: naive users will have trouble finding it, just an icon isn't enough of a hint (a lot of people don't even know what this icon is! some people think it's zoom)
- Apple does this
"Explore" menu option on Apple: http://www.apple.com/iphone-6/
Menus becoming "mobile first" on desktop - Hamburger
- Con: people don't understand icons yet 100%
Subtle graphics changes and animation (Apple)
Simple content - clear messages (Apple)
Sticky header or navbar (Apple)
- School of Med, GSB insights, Majors, Anderson, etc.
Anti-hover, click instead - because of mobile
Smart, related content suggestions
Back to top link that only appears when you are down the page
Simple interactive infographics
MEGA FAT FOOTERS
Iconography for navigating
- font icons
Giant search box as home page
- only works if you know what you're looking for
Multiple layers of header context and nav?
- Or subsite like undergrad.stanford.edu
Interest-based subscriptions based on tags/categories
- But not RSS
- Do people now expect content to be smart?
- Google now serves content curated for you as search results! What does this mean for SEO?
Social feeds - like tagboard
Auto-playing video without sound
- as background
- inline as you read a story
Sticky things (sidebars, blocks, headers)
Continuous scrolling auto-loading content
- using the internet as a platform for education, for changing the model of education
- Interactive online course platforms
- khan academy, code school
Big full width stripes, scrolling pages
Single page with sections that act like multiple pages