The year 2016 is already on the roll, and new website trends have already made their presence felt on screen- both desktop and mobile. As websites are emphatically moving towards more responsive designs, there have been some seriously cool trends you should know about developing apps and pages in 2016–2017.
We bring you 10 awesome website trends you should know while implementing responsive SEO-powered pages in 2016–2017.
1. Growing prominence of flatter designs
Website developers are embracing flatter designs to give a more aesthetically simplified appeal. The flatness spills over to the logo designs, icons, images and other website elements. Fully flattened websites load faster and are more appealing for viewers skimming relevant content.
2. Goodbye to Stock elements
It is time to get a step closer to originality. Apart from content, website developers are also stocking photographs, videos and info graphics developed in-house, rather than picking a photo from online buckets. It is good for creativity and also expands the application of photographs and other visual media across different website pages.
3. Adoption of Material Design Language
World is growing materialistic, but the adoption of Material design language has nothing to do with it. IN a bid to give a more realistic pen and ink effect on websites, developers are overlapping their flat design ideas with interactive Material.
After all, the best website design is one that brings in a rationalized tactile movement effects.
4. Single Screen
Print is not dying, at least not in its digital format. Websites are remodeling the magazine-style images to give stunning appearance with a touch of minimalism.
5. Full screen Forms and sign ups
Websites are slowly moving towards a more interactive feedback-based customized platform. Forms, sign ups and log in pages are getting more respect. On mobile, a full page Form generates more attention, than those sitting idle at a corner of a page, waiting for a click.
Website developers are experimenting with full-screen ideas to allow a simplified, disruption-free form filling experience. Cool animations will make form filling and sign ups all the more exciting in 2016–2017.
6. New animation concepts
Finally it’s time to lay static elements to rest forever. Animated GIFs now feature prominently in website designs as the 4th element in designing. Animations drive website ideas featuring display transitions, menu graphics, widgets, user interactions, calendars, slideshows and even music sliders.
7. In-browser designs
Designers are designing in the browser to reduce development time and leverage on the existing browser capacities. Websites in 2016–2017 will see more of HTML/ CSS/ JS than those built on Illustrator, Photoshop and Sketch. Coded designs to exemplify your creativity will get extra attention.
8. Use Google Maps like never before
Increase connectivity and collaboration with online visitors to your website with Google Map. Help your customers connect locally to their nearest theatre, shopping mall, gardens, bars and probably even employment opportunities. Maps widgets will give a new window in terms of appearance, in addition to driving traffic.
9. Block Items are back
Remember the initial website designs that used symmetrical boxes. Symmetrical and unsymmetrical block item layouts are back in responsive webs designs as they project more information in a single page.
10. Long scrolls with storytelling interaction
Mobile friendly websites fail if it is hard to scroll. Instead of flicking, it is convenient to scroll down. Website designs with long scroll elegantly project ideas, especially when implemented with slick animations and visually enticing graphics and interaction elements.
Web design trends in 2016–2017 are progressing towards enriching the user experience irrespective of the device platform, speed, and performance and resolution capabilities.