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Designing with Web 2.0 Style
Are there rules or guidelines?
fischermx




msg:3110563
 5:37 am on Oct 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

We all know what Web 2.0 means in a website, which features, characteristics or behaviors are supposed to be into. Let's don't dig on it.

This is about the Web 2.0 Design Style. I've seen that Web 2.0 websites and some that are not exactly 2.0, but are somehow new websites have certain common style. I can't describe it because my lack of english and my poor knowledge on design does not allow me.
But I know what I see, and I see something different.
Websites like digg, technorati, typepad has certain look, may be the colors, the spacing, the fonts.
It just something you "see" when you look at the site, you see it and you "feel" Web 2.0. Just as you feel in early 90s when you enter WebmasterWorld, lol.

So, are there guidelines, standards or "rules" for Web 2.0 design?

 

zCat




msg:3110588
 6:46 am on Oct 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Not a designer either, but common design elements seem to be:

* curvy borders
* sans-serif fonts
* pastel colors

fischermx




msg:3111133
 4:01 pm on Oct 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yesss! Pastel colors is very important one.

They're not using the classical Verdana is something I realized, but I didn't know which was the one used.
BTW, there are places where Technorati fonts looks plain awful.

Durham_e




msg:3119346
 6:57 am on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

and don't forget the lime green.

Also nice article about web 2.0 Logos at;

<snip>

[edited by: trillianjedi at 9:13 am (utc) on Oct. 13, 2006]
[edit reason] TOS [/edit]

johnyfav




msg:3119391
 8:07 am on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Whenever I see the sort of glass reflection under a logo I think "Web 2.0 strikes again"!

Car_Guy




msg:3119595
 12:12 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Could any Web page without redundant Flash and complex JavaScripts, that loads in less than two minutes, really be Web 2.0?

physics




msg:3119964
 4:18 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

web20generator.com

All joking aside though I there are some cool design elements in the 'Web 2.0' style pages.

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