Just like fashions, websites tend to be trend-driven. With each year bringing a new twist and influence on styling, we’re starting to see the cycle of website trends go full circle, but with small differences. For example, the website trends for 2023 embody some of the trends of 2017. Think, handwriting fonts, but with an update of much more negative space around elements. Brutalism is a design trend right now, taking its influence from the early noughties.
A large focus of these trends applies to the website Header. If you’re not sure what this is, it’s everything you see at the top of a website, in the one screen (or above the fold if you want to be technical about it!)
For years it’s been fashionable and desirable to have links to Social Media accounts in the Header, ready to show your audience who you are, when not on your website.
Here’s why, when including your Social Links on your website, you should never put them in the header.