This article is posted by Web 2.0 Sites
Web 2.0 is the next version of web sites, the world is going to change their
websites to be more attractive, simple, usable, scalable, bright and sharable by
designing it with web 2.0 standards. web 2.0 is not changing the web design
concept it's also changing the web marketing concepts, programming
concepts, and usability concepts.
To be able to imagine what is web 2.0 look at the following logos:
|Web 1.0 Logos||Web 2.0 Logos|
Now we are going to create our web 2.0 site, after reading this tutorial you will be able to design your web 2.0 logo, create web 2.0 site, make your site rich in contents, publish your site and distribute it.
web 2.0 design should be simple free of noise, with little
contents, more images and large fonts. look at the following screenshots it will
help you to imagine what is simplicity in design:
The contents of the page should be in the
center of the page like the following samples, as you can see the contents are
in the center of the page and the left and right space are filled with gradient
In web 2.0 the horizontal navigation is the most recommended style, the
navigation should be in large fonts, and very clear.
The backgrounds in web 2.0 have several forms, either to be gradient
colors or diagonal line pattern.
Diagonal Line Pattern
One of the web 2.0 standards is to make some reflection on your images. Look
at the following screenshots
Reflection on white background
|Reflection on solid color|
|Reflection on solid object|
Photoshop to make reflected logos and shapes, links :
Reflected logo tutorial
if you don't know how to use Photoshop, use Web 2.0 Logo
The new style in corners is to make the corners rounded, in contents boxes or
Round Corner Box
Round Corner button
Photoshop to make round corners, or use
Round Corners Generator
Light box used to show large version of an image,
warning message box, large map and many other applications.
Box Library to make this feature
when we say web 2.0 we usually say Ajax with it, Ajax features
will make your site more usable, attractive and fast. Don't forget the Ajax
use RSS to syndicate your contents, also use the syndication
icons in your site to make it easy for your visitor to feed your contents.
Have a look
Section to know about the feeding services
use digg, delicious and reddit icons in your site to make your
visitors bookmark your site
Have a look
Bookmarking Section to know about the bookmarking services
Use large and clear fonts in your web 2.0 design.
Web 2.0 Fonts to choose a good font for your logo
Use bright (strong) colors in your web 2.0 design.
Introduce Your Service
it's a good idea to put an introductory text about your service
in the home page, put it in large text, bullets and support it with images and
|Summary up the contents||Large text|
|Bullets and image||Latest Products|
Web 2.0 star
You will find the web 2.0 star in most of the web 2.0
sites. usually used in numbering, new icon and beta icon.
2.0 star tutorial to make the web 2.o star
most of the web 2.0 services are in beta version, don't
Let your users contribute in your contents either by making
comments section, wiki section, contents sharing.
Wikipedia : wiki based
Digg : contents sharing
wordpress: comments sections and ratting
Get Some Videos
One of the best ways to make your site more attractive and rich is to embed
some videos in it, you can check the
video section to
see the several web site that can help you to upload and embed videos.
it's the most rich one, and it includes many videos in all categories.
YouTube Sample video