I was reviewing the top 50 designs over at SearchEngineJournal
[searchenginejournal.com] and thought, hmm... I've seen a number of those design elements in many of the latest WP templates for sale. And they've been bothering me but I couldn't figure out why.
Then it hit me. These latest WP themes look exactly like the full screen Flash designs graphic designers one awards for in the early 2000's. Many of today's WP theme designers were in the fifth grade when those Flash designs were in vogue.
For comparison I couldn't find anything earlier from Communication Arts Interactive Design Annual
[commarts.com] than 2007. However those of you who were adults in the early 2000's, surely you remember the flash sites.
So check it out and tell me if I'm seeing things. 50 Awesome and Inspiring Responsive Website Designs from 2014