At the very thought of the phrase ‘Web Design Trends’, people can instantly form a link with visuals from back in the day when the internet was just a fledgling thing. All those shiny buttons, HTML based websites, and the GIFs that made up the websites in the days gone by might make you cringe right now. It was these design elements which made up the bulk of the design trends in that time. There have been drastic trends when it comes to web design but the last decade or so has seen more subtle changes in terms of how it’s done. As subtle as they may be, it is still an important thing to be aware of the changes in web design trends over the years so that you have a better idea about what you want to do moving forward. Here’s a look at the most prominent trends over the decade. Web Design in 2007 This was the time of shiny 3D buttons and roll over effects which were dying out but still in use. The web design was still very much based on grid like designs and CSS built tables were prominent. These lasted for a few more years and also saw the different background textures fade away into oblivion as better internet speeds came along and they started being considered too primitive. It was a time for better things. 2010 and Better Internet As time went on and technological advances were made, the internet connections that everybody was using started to support better speeds. This led to the rise of graphics heavy websites to come into prominence. The web design during this time was augmented by the rise of social media platforms to give rise to infographics.