10 Design Trends for Your Web Projects in 2017
Getting ready to revamp your website for 2017? Or are you someone who needs a new website this year. Take a look at these new web design trends to get an idea about what to incorporate into your web project.
Design Trends for Your Web Projects in 2017
1. Gradients Are Making a Comeback
With the advent of flat design gradient were considered to be the thing of the past. But the landscape is changing. More color blurring techniques are used in design in combination with gradients. The duo-tone gradient effect is the most popular these days.
This design shift can be witnessed at many places like Instagram new logo released in late 2017 and Microsoft’s Windows 10 new release will also make use of duo-tone blurred effect.
2. Videos With Sounds
As internet speed are rising and website load speed are improving, more and more people are incorporating videos into their website to give it more life and visual appeal. The rise of video also presents the problem of sound. So if you want to incorporate video in the website design make sure to provide a sound option to toggle on and off.
3. Immersive Content
Virtual reality is the next big things on which technology and media companies are making bets. This immersive VR experience is also seeping into website design. e.g the use of 360 degree videos and interactive 3d experience. Elements of web design that will give a VR feel and take interaction a step further will be considered on-trend.
4. More Parallax
Designers are finding different ways to incorporate parallax effect into their websites. This trend was alive in 2016 and 2017 will bring forward new concepts and impressive visuals to web design. User experience will become more enjoyable with modern these illusion effects.
5. Super Simple Homepages
Very creative websites will make use of only a word or two on the homepage. Most of the information for SEO purpose will be incorporated below the scroll. All of this is making design light and easier on the eyes.
6. Different Navigation Styles
Latest trend suggest that navigation style will be more versatile in 2017. Different navigation styles will be used. This includes new sidebar designs, drop down style etc. Make sure to use keep the navigation user friendly so that users respond to it intuitively. Web design agencies can help you choose the right navigation style for your project.
7. Tactile on the Rise
Material design bought some interesting things to the table of web design language e.g natural materials with impressive drop shadows that appear to be in a 3d space. This tactile design approach will take pace in web design because of its depth and beautiful use of natural imagery.
8. Neutral Hues
Color palette is going to shift more towards natural hues. More colors will be derived from the natural surrounding and bright, bold colors use will be significantly reduced.
9. Custom Typography
Use of custom typeface is also on the rise. Designer are playing with typefaces other than the usual san serif. This is partly due to more compatibility options available in the development marketplace.
We can finally see a shift in dominance of boring repetitive typefaces.
Designer are getting more option to play with visual characters in a bold and creative way than ever before.
Make sure that while using typography style, we are adhering to the principles of readability.
10. Technology influencing Design
We have seen the rise of wearable and more and more people are using their favorite apps on the tiny display. it is becoming apparent to designers and developers to give users a uniform experience with familiar controls. A more simplistic design approach is the answer and 2017 web design will be impacted by this wearable technology.
April 28, 2017