2015 was certainly an interesting year for web design, and users have seen a lot of consistent themes emerge. As the world edges toward 2016, there are a few trends that are already looking like they’re going to take off in the New Year. Here are three of these ideas:
- A greater stress on unique layouts. The downside of the advances in responsive web design is that a lot of contemporary sites seem to end up looking quite similar, with the same tired layouts. 2016 will see more designers try to break out and surprise visitors with something a little different.
- The rise of flat design elements. If the latest OS releases from both Apple and Android are anything to go by, users are going to see a lot of sites using soft pastel colours and more subtle shadowing across their layouts. This definitely isn’t a bad thing, as when done right, a minimalist look can be incredibly easy on the eyes.