2006 Web Predictions – Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)
Andy Buddâ€™s Web Design and Development Trends for 2006 (â€œDesigns will soften, with more rounded corners, pastel colours and hinted boxes.â€? and â€œ2006 is going to see Ruby on Rails development take off in a big way.â€?).
And Bold predictions for the savvy designer, 2006 edition ~ Authentic Boredom (on â€œthat Fisher Price lookâ€?: â€œBig buttons, big text, big everything. Yes, it definitely has its place at times. But I wonder if we belittle users with visuals that implicitly say, â€˜Hey, youâ€™re too foolish to choose what to do next, so Iâ€™ve put a really big button right here just for you.â€™â€?).