The term Web 2.0 is used to describe the forthcoming version of the sites; the world is on the way to modify their websites so that it may be more interactive, simple, nice-looking, eye catching, utilizable and sharable by designing it with web 2.0 technologies. Web 2.0 is not only improving the concept of web design but also giving a new trend to the web marketing, programming and the usability concepts.
The idea of Web 2.0 also have its reflection in the design. Following are the prominent design consideration:
Round Corners: It gives a new style to the corners and makes it rounded in buttons or in the contents boxes.
Simplicity: Web 2.0 preferred the design to be simple, with less volume of contents, more images and relatively large fonts.
Centralized Contents: Preferably contents of the website page are in the middle of the page and the right and left space are to be filled with background of gradient colors.
Navigation: The horizontal navigation is the mostly suggested style in web 2.0. Navigation should be very clear and fonts size should be large fonts.
Backgrounds: There are a number of backgrounds used in Web 2.0. They may either to be gradient colors or diagonal line pattern.
Reflection: In general the perception of appearance in the Web 2.0 is to make some reflection on your images.
Light box: To show large version of a graphic, large map, warning message box and other such applications, light box is used in Web 2.0
Ajax: Ajax features in Web 2.0 makes the website more eye-catching, usable and fast.
Web 2.0 as a fiction
The term Web 2.0 is used to portray a tendency in web design that emphasis creativity, sharing of information and interaction of users in the form of user contributed content. This term is frequently utilized to publicize as a stylish word, or for exaggeration of the actual expense of the project and the promotion of self-worth before the clients.
This term means very different things for different people. Consequently, this term is very skeptical in the company professionals, because it is hard to find basic distinction from the standard Web 2.0 websites.