The world of web design is constantly evolving. Some new trends are born every year. The graphic evolutions are the results of giant technology and web companies’ innovations. But time-Sensitive elements such as fashion, news phenomena and more affect the design. Here you can find the information on the design trends for the upcoming year and how you can use them to keep your website looking fresh.
Layouts that let content shine
Skeuomorphism was the big digital trend in the past. Then, Flat Design (Microsoft Windows 8 style) with minimalistic icons and strong colour blocks took over the web.Finally, Google came out with Material design.
The ultimate role of design is to present content in an efficient and delightful way. So the design elements within a given structure should allow the reader to easily focus on the message. Designers have realised that people visit websites for their content.
Many designers feel that the flat design has taken the soul out of design. We can look forward to a design pattern that never loses sight of the content. As these patterns evolve we will see more brand’s implementing streamlined UXin order to compete in a competitive market.
Complex layouts rooted in graphic design
In order to predict the evolution of web design in visual terms, we should refer to the evolution of graphic design.
CSS’s limitations constrain the Web design layout for the past few years, but Much More expressive web layouts can be created with the new tools like flexbox and CSS grid(coming in March 2017). Flexbox offers incredible responsive-friendliness in its functionality.
Now the challenge is to understand how the new web layout methods should work in the responsive design world.Flexbox offers incredible responsive-friendliness in its functionality.
SVG stands for scalable vector graphics. SVGs provides a lot of advantage over traditional image formats like JPG, PNG and GIFfor web designers and developers.
The format name itself indicates its key advantages: scalable and vector. SVGs are composed of vectors instead of raster or pixel-based. This means SVGs will look great on any screen, on any device type.SVGs are resolution-independent and does not require any HTTP requests. HTTP requests can really slow down your site but this can be avoided with SVGs and you can animate them.
More focus on animation
Animation plays a key role in digital interfaces. As there are more tools available for designers to create animations that engage users, we can expect more and more brands implementing animation in their sites to engage users and be unique in their approach to communicating.
The animation guru Val Head stressed in 2016 design & content conference that designers should look to their brand voice and tone when building animations to engage users. The animation should be used sparingly, and carefully, to enhance the user’s experience and should emphasise the tone content writers are aiming for.
Wider implementation of responsive design
Responsive website design
has completely changed how we browse. But except some design tools like web flow, most of the popular design tools require designers to simply rebuild the same screen repeatedly for different device sizes.
New design tools (such as Figma) reduce the amount of repeated work for building cross-device layouts by using the idea of constraints.