Monday, September 28, 2015

Three Web Design Trends to Watch in 2016

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:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

Parallax everywhere. As computers and portable devices continue to get better at accurately displaying the whims of the designer, parallax (a fun approach to design where elements move in at varying speeds depending on how fast you’re scrolling through the page) is going to start cropping up more frequently. Again, this is not a bad thing, as it can be quite impressive when done right.

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