Although most of the featured websites are quite different, a few underlying themes are apparent:
- Photographs and cartoons are seamlessly combined.
- No longer are white and black the only backgrounds of choice.
- Huge font-sizes are in.
- Humor can serve a serious purpose.
- Straight lines no longer dominate - but neither do soft curves.
- Rich and often natural textures give new depths to a fundamentally 2-Dimensional canvas.
None of the recent design trends are revolutionary, but they are fun, imaginative, and usually quirky. They do show a new sense of excitement and an ever-growing visual freedom.