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Types Of Website Design
Single Column Layout
Although the most uncomplicated layout you will find, it has grown significantly in popularity since the growth of the mobile web. That is because the website can use the same design on mobile devices, tablets, and desktops, reducing development time.
Also, single-column layouts work well for creating a great reading experience because it focuses the user on the content with no distractions to either side. That is why blogging site Medium adopts it for all their articles.
Finally, when combined with imagery, a single column layout can make a powerful impact because it allows you to show those images as large as possible.
Content Focused Layout
Web designers often use the content focused layout on news sites or blogs, and it usually has a primary column for content and one or more side columns for additional information.
The advantage this layout has is that it can help you manage the line length of the central content by varying the width of side columns. That matters because if the line length of the text is too long or short, it becomes harder to read, so reducing comprehension and retention of the information.
However, done right, the content focused layout is ideal for any copy-centric website. The secret is to break up the content within this layout into small, easy to digest chunks.
As the name implies, this layout approach is used extensively in magazines or news sites to show a large number of different stories.
Inspired by print layout, they allow for the combination of headlines and imagery to introduce stories. That can be an engaging way of conveying what is essentially a list of links. It is also an excellent layout for highlighting content that regularly changes.
Grid Breaking Layout
Layouts that appear to break their underlying grid can be visually much more interesting than more traditional approaches. They are also excellent for drawing attention to particular screen elements that break out of the usual columns. Another practical use of the grid breaking layout is to use it to overlay text on an image in such a way to pull attention to the copy. When a webpage completely overlays text on an image, it can often be lost.
The downside of grid-breaking layouts is that they are hard to get right, especially when websites need to be responsive. In truth, most grid-breaking designs are nothing of the sort. There is still an underlying grid, and all screen elements fit into it. It is just that the grid is much more complex and so it is not so obvious. That makes them hard to design.
Full-screen layouts, as the name suggests, fit on a single screen with no need for the user to scroll. That makes them ideal for storytelling or presentations. As you can see, full-screen layouts are at their best when accompanied by powerful imagery. That makes them a great choice for websites rich in photography, illustrations, or video.
However, it is possible to navigate further down the page to see additional content. Unfortunately, that highlights one potential drawback with this layout approach. Users do not always realize they can scroll and so can miss valuable content.
The alternating layout pattern is one of the more commonly found on the web. You will find it is made up of a series of content blocks, each of which has a two-column layout. The blocks are typically made up of an image on one side and text on the other.
What gives it its name is that the image alternates side. So the first block will have content on the left and the image on the right, while the next block reverses that layout. It is a layout approach particularly favored when explaining the features or benefits of a product
Card-based page layouts are another common layout approach you will see all across the web. Card-based layouts are a great way to give people a series of options for the user to choose between, presenting them with enough information on each choice to make a decision. That makes them a popular choice for the product listings pages of eCommerce sites. It allows the website to display an image of the product, a description, and the price.
However, you will find websites using card-based layouts in any situation where users need to select from a list. For example, another typical use would be displaying a list of articles on a blog or news site.
The hero layout is named after hero images, those large images with text overlays that dominate the homepages on so many websites. Apple makes good use of the classic hero image. What makes hero images so prevalent is that they allow you to layout your value proposition in an impactful way right at the entry point of your website.
As you can see from the Pixave and Apple websites above they usually consist of a large background image, a title or strapline, and a description. Hero layouts also often come with a prominent call to action.
If you need to clearly explain what you offer on your homepage or landing page in a way that will grab attention, then a hero image could well be the way to go. However, that is probably the extent of their use. Occasionally you will see the hero layout used on subsequent pages. But, in most cases, the hero image simply draws attention away from more valuable content. So use with care.
Split Screen Layout
What makes the example above so effective is there is a clear reason for the split-screen layout. The website is making it clear there are two sides to their business – design and development. A similar example is when you want to give users a clear binary choice. A split-screen makes a lot of sense in that situation as it divides the screen equally between the two options.Unfortunately beyond these limited number of applications, there is little reason to adopt a split-screen design. It is a relatively limiting layout option, and there are simply not that many scenarios where it is appropriate. However, in those cases where it is, it is by far the best choice.
Whereas the split-screen layout forces an equal split down the middle of the viewport, an asymmetrical design allows you to divide the screen however you see fit. The advantage of this layout over split-screen is that it allows adding emphasis to a particular side of the page. The more real estate a side has, the more focus you are placing on it. That, in turn, allows you to identify primary and secondary content. With the premise of primary and secondary columns in place, you can use the approach in multiple ways.