For most of you, your first memories of the web would be the point where you started using internet. But, just like other things that changed with time even the web trends took a shift. No matter how far have we come from the flashy style of early websites, the memories of the earlier designs still remains fresh.
Talking of the trends followed these days, flat and modest look is preferred over the jazzy designs. Responsive design came as a cherry on the top and made way for website designs that looked equally good over smart phones and tablets.
Passing trends only suggest that designers are now relying upon new tactics, not that the fallen out design style means wrong usage. You can find several websites still using the old Comic Sans font and how to forget mentioning the resurgence of animated gifs on social media sites like Twitter.
However, the reason for why some trends were abandoned is somewhat justified. For instance, the blinking text, excessive frames and flashy buttons used to distract the user from your content and annoy visitor to the extent that he or she navigates back without reading a single word.
For anyone who wishes to design a professional website that stays away from the pitfalls of cliché design from yesteryears, you need to look at those old trends. Check out the infographic below to know about the old trends that you should avoid and the contemporary alternatives that you can incorporate.