2015 Web Design Trends To Rule
We know that when it comes to technology, everything is fast and almost fleeting. However, despite this natural flow in the industry, there are trends that are bound to stay and make a lasting impression if done right.
Therefore, if you’re a web designer, you have to always be on top of the latest trend and be quick to adapt them on your designs if you don’t want to be left behind by your competitors. For 2015 here are the web design trends that are likely to dominate.
This idea have actually been proposed way back 2006, but unfortunately the design community just managed to grasp the beauty of it just recently. But being in an industry that’s constantly evolving, embracing changes especially in the typography is crucial. Because they’re not just text, they’re written information that can make or break a design. The type size, column width and line height are the three major aspect that a designer have to tastefully work together not against each other.
Responsive Design Evolution
Seeing how every individual these days are never without their mobile devices, no wonder this trend have become utterly important. The main concern have been to ensure the easy navigation and appropriate sizing of the content regardless of the different platforms there is. There are some navigation system issues that still need to be addressed. But the upsurge of smart devices in the market should be enough reason for designers to continually up their technique as well.
Better Than Ever Flat Design
Despite the backlash that it received from critics, flat design still managed to take the industry by storm. Especially when it started to be adapted in giant corporations like Microsoft UI language, Google’s new Material Design Guidelines and Apple’s new aesthetic direction. Wondering how? Well, the lean, clutter-free, fast and content focus look that this trend delivers is the reason behind it. The minimalist concept of this design is aesthetically appealing that it attracts web visitors to engage in the content without being overwhelmed with unnecessary distractions.
We like having the world in our hands. This very idea is the reason why images on websites started to be bigger. Pretty but can cause loading problem? Actually, web designers have already considered that and made adjustments such as responsive resizing, extracting dominant colors for backgrounds, and optimizing images for minimum server load. This way the eliminate the problem and still deliver bigger and brighter images that give us the feeling of having the world within our reach!
New Scrolling Animation, Parallax Effect, Micro Interactions
If Apple and Google have adapted this trend, what’s keeping you from doing the same? I, for one, won’t be surprised to see more and more web designers to follow suit this year. Why? Just the fact that transition from point to point became so much easier which allows information to just keep flowing is enough. Plus, it no longer require multiple pages to be loaded in order to get to and view contents that you need.
Don’t you find yourself digesting information better when it is presented to you graphically rather than having to read a huge block of text? This is exactly the reason why infographics go viral easily compared to plain text heavy articles. Knowing this, a web design trend called webgraphics emerged and is now becoming more and more popular. This allows you to retain information easily because you actually read them not only because you have to but also because you’re having fun doing so.