One screen divided in two. More and more websites are using design patterns that include two vertical panels placed side by side. Split-screen design follows a simple rule:
One screen. Two messages.
Each side features a separate contained element, such as a photo, text block, or illustration.
Much more than a simple graphic trend, splitting the screen into two distinct parts provides an original way to guide the user into your site. Looking at it a little closer, you can find following advantages:
- Draws the user’s attention to a specific part.
- Plays on contrasts.
- Offers an unconventional format.
It’s also a good choice for responsive frameworks. This type of layout is particularly well suited to navigation on large screen or on tablet, but it can be also good for mobile devices: when it comes to smaller screens, the panels can be stacked.
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