1) Mminimalist mainscreen
Everything is hidden away. You have to hover, touch, and interact with little icons to get to whatever content you want, or whatever you want to do. And an all-mighty search assistant is always one click away should you be too lazy for all that hovering and waiting.
2) Flat, round icons
Personally, I detest these because I often can't tell whether they are buttons I can click on or just pictures that I can't. But it seems that they are the latest style, and probably here to stay for another year or two.
3) Top/left: Categories
You're probably familiar with these ever since you've known the web (Yes, even back in the lynx days!). Categories at the top or left of the page help you navigate according to the structure that the web page designer feels are important for you. Somewhere around the top, there is also the holy search box conveniently at your disposal.
4) Bottom/right: Actions
This one is the newbie. It seems that bottom/right corner is being reserved for actions. Which sort of makes sense, as you typically want users to take action after reading the website content. But, like all changes, it will take a while for users to adapt. Let's see how this change takes up in the market.
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