Change is the only constant thing in the world, and the digital realm is of no exception. If you want to survive, you should be able to adapt to alterations.
A website plays a significant role in attaining business success online. One of the elements that should be given attention is its design. It is the content that matters, you may say. Yes, that can be true. But people are visual creatures. Human beings like and are often hooked to beautiful things. So it pays to invest in the design of your website.
This year, 10 designs dominated the web. The trends in this list do not come in particular order.
- Colorful websites
Color has been seen as the enemy of a great web design but this year, what has been once seen as antithesis crept into the design world again.
- Huge typography
The typography has been bolder and bigger than ever. This was apparently done to easily capture the attention of visitors and viewers.
- Inventive typography
To make the contents readable, more customized fonts has been embraced. Using custom fonts does not only help in improving readability but also give the opportunity for businesses to distinguish themselves from the competition and build an identity.
- Websites for mobiles
Websites are created for mobile viewing instead of just making it mobile friendly.
- Extra Depth and drop shadows
Mobile phones have been one of the tools used to browse online. So, website designers look for ways to make website mobile in a friendly way. Incorporating drop shadows and extra depth made mobile browsing and viewing experience more fun.
- Gradient Backgrounds
Screens and resolutions are better now. Colors, on the other hand, appear vividly across numerous different devices. Hence, gradients tend to bring an elegant and subtle effect.
- Subtle animations
Animations can either grab the attention of the visitors or just annoy them. To make sure the effect will be the former, subtle animations that do not compromise the website’s overall performance are used.
- SVG images and illustrations
Websites are using custom-made photos instead of standard stock images. The photos used are even resized to fit across different platforms.
- Broken layouts
2017 was all about half-and-half screens. This year is somehow about split layouts as well as asymmetrical grids.
- Fluid shapes
For the past years, Web design has been focusing on hard edges, lines, rectangles, and polygons. But as social media platforms such as twitter introduced circular user images, the trend gradually changed.
The trends are for the better. Now that 2018 is coming to a close, what could be waiting for us, specifically in the field of digital design? Get ahead of the curve by keeping yourself updated.