As time goes on and changes are being made in the world, so are there changes being made in web designing trends. There are many trends that have been developed in the past years, and today we are going to tell you about those trends you should consider when redesigning or creating a new website.
New UI patterns:
Obvious trends among websites are the new user interface (UI) patterns that include:
This menu is recognizable to the majority of users, which makes navigating through the site much more simple and easier.
Example: National Geographic Channel
The days of carrying all your content on the top of the page are no longer here. Thanks to smart phones, people have been accustomed to the long scrolls in websites. This trend usually includes clear breaks through the sections to create a “multipage” feel.
Example: Our Home Page
This trend has been developed from the Pinterest website where there are many “cards” with different content information. This helps users get the company’s information in small chunks while also giving them the possibility of clicking on them to get more information if needed.
There is no question about it; humans are easily attracted to visuals. By having a hero image as the home setting for your website can help grab users’ attention.
Example: Prada Website
Another noticeable trend are small animations being incorporated throughout websites along with a large focus on interactive content.
Large and small scale animations are incorporated to create a more personal touch to the sites as well as making them more interactive thought hover tools, loading bars, pop-up notifications and more.
Other ways websites can be more interactive is when slides are incorporated into the site. This creates a more physical interaction especially when it is full screen slide.
This design allows websites to be accessed from various devices without having to zoom in/out because the site is being shown just as it is.
Although this is an old trend that’s existed for many years, when new trends are incorporated into this design, it can create a fresh and engaging look.
Adding long shadows onto certain materials can create movement and depth onto flat designs.
Bold & Bright Colors
A great color scheme can keep this design more interesting and pleasing to the human eye.
Using bold typefaces can make a flat design more even more pleasing to the eye, especially with a great color scheme.