Trends in web design: what kind of wedding would it be without a website?

The people of Your Inspiration Web are always  ready and open for confrontations and  for debates, today I want to take the advantage of this to share with you another opinion article. I’m curious to hear your opinion and know  the point of view of web designers on a trend that’s gaining ground in this last period.

I’m talking about the wedding sites ,that the future wed couple put online once they fixed the wedding date and that generally gathers beside romantic images of the two sweethearts tells also their love story: how they met, where, why…

A very romantic trend that at the moment is circumscribed only to the American couples and become an “accessory service” fundamental like the classical (and everlasting) photo service.

Which is the intrinsic utility of an “engagement” website”?

A website, you know, offers the  possibility of sharing with others in a fast way experiences  and knowledge. Even for these sites the first advantage is without doubt, the easiness  of sharing with persons that live far away (relatives, friends) information on the place and on the date of the wedding, the stores where the wedding list is held and all those information that otherwise need to be told by phone or individually: communicating with the guests and with everyone that for one reason or another, are interested to the event, have never been so simple and so fast, practically instantaneous.

Obviously that is not all. Create a website to tell one’s  love story is becoming a collective  phenomenon, a trend in brief. If in the beginning there were used standard templates with a simple and linear aesthetic , now the recent “pink” sites are much more charming and made to measure, and not to mention the many web designers  are starting to advertise the service and proposing theirselves not only to the new couple but also to the wedding planning agencies.

An original and creative idea or… bye, bye privacy?

The only risk you run with the personal sites is to lose definitively the contact with what is good to share with others and what instead is part of the  individual’s private sphere and like that should be somehow protected. In the last months I visited a blog dedicated to newborn, with entire photo reportage of the first days of life, sites dedicated to one’s domestic pet, even virtual diaries of pregnancies with scannerized  ultrasounds. Putting at the mercy of everyone your children or your affective relationship  isn’t it an opening a bit too drastic and total  towards a world that at the end we don’t know and doesn’t know us?

Your opinion, as a person and as a web designer

What is your opinion on the argument? Do you find that the “couple” website  is a romantic and non conventional idea  or this trend somehow can limit the privacy of the all concerned?

As a web designer, do you think that this trend can also gain ground in Italy and can it, in a medium /long period, represent a concrete business? Should we offer and promote a service dedicated to this kind of website?


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Web designer, has been working in the field of graphics and web development for six years and at the moment besides collaborating with a web agency successfully manages her freelance activity under the name of mascara design. Like many freelancers she is used to handling more roles, ranging from paper graphics to the development of html and css codes; nonetheless this passion of hers remains, always and however, web graphics.

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