The social media craze, as well as ongoing issues with Flash on Apple devices, the advent of mobile computing and the birth of HTML5 are forcing many website owners to refresh their web design. Many Flash-based websites may end up disappearing, or these pages will need to update with the newer jQuery homepage rotators.
WordPress-based websites are also in demand, as these allow just about anyone to become a webmaster. Regardless of this fact, a good plan and a talented design team will still yield the best results. The .PNG (Portable Network Graphic) file format is also seeing an uptick in usage. The benefit is that they support alpha transparency, allowing for a graphic to easily float over a background. They can also be used to simulate semi-transparent backgrounds, but the overall byte size of the web page needs to be taken into account, because lots of large PNG files can increase page load time.