Introducing our newest creation, the Future of Website Design, Helix Websites version 2.0.
After reading an article in Forbes titled "Video Is The Future Of Media On The Web", we decided to create a new website that would have a futuristic look through the use of videos. Since there are certain limitations with video streaming, especially from data carriers on mobile devices, we integrated various other types of animation including coded animation and encoded images into each page to seamlessly add movement across the entire website. These various types of animation not only make the site more interesting and unique, but also cut down on loading time because the file sizes are much smaller than videos.
The biggest obstacle currently preventing most websites from using a lot of auto-play videos is internet speed and data limitations, but as technology progresses over the next decade we will likely see video websites become much more common. Tech giants such as Facebook, Twitter & Netflix are really helping to advance data speed and limitations by popularizing auto-play and streaming videos.
"Cisco predicts that, by 2020, 82% of consumer internet traffic will be video and total global internet traffic will increase at 22% per year, making internet traffic in 2020 95 times greater than it was in 2005. Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly signaled to the market that Facebook is prioritizing video. In a recent interview he compared the adoption of video to that of the mobile web - Video is a mega trend, almost as big as mobile." - Forbes
Videos deliver an experience unmatched by any other type of media, and as video progresses into virtual reality and augmented reality that user experience will only become more and more memorable. However, we'll still have to wait a few more years for broadband providers to increase the reach of high-speed internet to more consumers for videos to play without an unacceptable loading time.
We worked around the bandwidth issues and achieved faster load time by using a logo which is animated strictly with code and added several coded background animations throughout the website as well as various animated image effects and techniques. We also used HTML5 videos for our services pages and overlapped coded animations on top of video backgrounds and were able to create an elegant and eye catching experience.
Let us know your thoughts about the future of website design, the rapid growth of online video and tell us if you like our company's new website in the comments below. We also have plans to add more features to our site in the coming months. Check back soon to see what happens next!