It’s Time to Review, If Your Website Is Still Using These Design Elements

by Deepti Gaur Digital marketing Specialist

No design style is stationary. Walking down the memory lane, there are so many design trends that may not look relatable today and often, we are left wondering – how big the change has been? While majority of designers have bid adieu to the starring layers that were used in Photoshop editing, still there are few designs floating on the website surface. The graphic design services providers in India, which are part of the website designing agencies, have included the following designs in the forbidden list. Constant analysis and monitoring the trends blooming around the world make it easier to stay updated and willing to explore the newest dimensions.  If by any chance, your website has these elements, you supposedly know what is to be done.

Bevel and Emboss

The older versions of word and power point are still offering this design element. Bevel and Emboss were everyone’s favorite at some time, early 2000 to be precise. From call to action buttons, logos, and design boxes – everything online was in bevel and emboss. So if somewhere on your website, or any designed presentation, there is anything decorated with bevel and emboss, it is the time to evolve.

What has replaced the old ‘bevel and emboss’

Bevel was, without any doubt, the most favorite that added a shiny ‘edges of clay’ effect to those boring designs enclosed in lines. It added more of a laminated glossy appearance.

Basic designs are more in trend right now. Instead of binge and bliss, designers are keeping no more than required. That means, simple, straightly lay out and uniform edges are more preferred. As of colors and effects, faint colors over the chunky tones are picked. To make the design bit more noticeable in the crowd, slight shadow tends to heighten the impact.

At present, it is mostly used to decorate the call to action button. In India, Graphic design companies are opting for gradient buttons with subtle shadow to add to the effect.

Cursive Texts/Fonts

The first thing you learn in the writing lessons is cursive writing. It may have lost its high impact on web design and that’s it. Outside websites, there are numerous designs charmed by the cursive fonts and text styles. As a matter of fact, you are not bound to neglect this type face. It is the loosing impact as the cursive fonts are no longer termed under the comfortable browsing.

What has replaced the Cursive texts and Fonts?

No point in forcing the website visitor to spend time adjusting to the cursive reading. Searching the web, you can find myriad of fonts that are far more impactful as well as more communicative (i.e. which are clearly easier to read).

The Burst


The very first impression of the burst that comes to mind is of those pamphlets that were sprayed with ‘Sale’ all over.  Now significant to its name, the burst was designed to give the impression that a word has broke out of that particular spot. The web designers embraced it with little more glitz. Together with graphic artists, they added flashy color and blinking effects to make it the prime center of attraction. Who can forget those oddly designed web pages back in 90’s that had these bursts shining and shrieking for attention.

What has replaced the Bursts?

As per the design trends in India, the website designing companies prefer simple templates minus flashes. Like simple solution that snuggles well in the design template of the website looks more appealing.


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About Deepti Gaur Innovator   Digital marketing Specialist

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