Creative Single Page Websites Incorporating Full Site Features
Single-page application [ SPA ], or single-page interface [ SPI ], is what is defined as a web application or web site which fits into a single web page, with the goal of providing a more fluid user experience similar to a desktop application.
Some of these traditional web applications and the way they work tends to create disruption within the user experience and workflow.
Traditional web applications work by way of reloading an entire web page. In order to advance through the workflow, a user interacts with page elements (such as hyperlinks and form submit buttons) which cause the browser to issue a request to the server for a completely new page.
The complete page reload which occurs by each user interaction results in unnecessary re-transmission of data over the wire. This can make the overall performance of the web-site, when the entire session is taking into account, much slower.
The single page website has proven to be a paradigm of the modern web lately, in which everything which needs to be conveyed to the end user can now be placed onto a single document.
Furthermore, the single page layout option can lead to an overwhelmingly large sized documents of endless scrolling, a series of clever mechanisms using modern standards and techniques such as CSS3 and Ajax which have burst onto the scene, possessing a method of granting the end user the information they are in search of.
With all the content-heavy laden content which CMS-powered websites contain these days, many users find it a welcome alternative within browsing a single-page website where all of the content is accessible without having to load or refresh the page.
The benefits to a well-designed one page website include
- potentially lower cost to the client
- high usability
- information brevity
- increased conversions
- opportunity for unique design decisions and more.
We are showcasing 30 creative single page or , ” One Page ” sites in this post which make great use of features such as : sliders, carousels, Ajax and auto-scroll scripts that go on to display and present their content to the end user, within a way that doesn’t hinder the user experience but rather improves it. We hope you enjoy this showcase.