Y now? Y not.

Jason Ryan Dorsey, The Gen-Y Guy, stepped to the mic and began his canned “lecture-performance.” With high energy and lively stories, Dorsey explains that understanding the main characteristics of each generation is crucial for effective communication. Dorsey furthers that there are proper methods of communicating based on the distinct ways each generation acts, feels, and thinks. Dorsey contends that each generation – Gen-Y, Gen-X, Baby Boomers, and Matures – have unique ways of interacting and communicating, and it is especially important in today’s age to understand and relate properly with Gen–Y. But Y now?

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Summary of the “5 Hot Design Trends for Aspiring Bloggers”

According to Mashable’s Dev & Design blog, the “5 Hot Design Trends for Aspiring Bloggers” are:

  1. More Complex Layouts “… the magazine layout is the new hotness” Jason Santos examples
  2. Fonts Galore – “… our choices when it comes to lettering have ballooned” Typekit, Google Font API
  3. Lots of White Space – “… the most popular themes on Tumblr… are heavy on the white.” Popular Tumblr Themes
  4. Going Social – “… the more open realm of commenting is still extremely attractive to users,” Matt Mullenweg founding developer of WordPress
  5. Go easy on the Widgets – “… a whole lot of buttons and badges can detract not only from the cosmetic appearance of your blog, they can also confuse your readers.” Success of the Facebook “Like Button

This list is part of a larger series that Mashable is developing called, “Web Design Trends Series – News and Reviews” which has a lot of quality information, tips and analysis.