Forthcoming and Current Trends of Web Design
Designing trends is more like a guidance to help set new ideas and rules whenever we create a design. It has been seen that in the world of web designing, trends changes rapidly so to survive in the web design industry it is very necessary to keep yourself updated with the latest trends.
Like graphic design, art and fashion, website design also goes through different trends. Below some latest trends are listed which when applied helps you to set new ideas for your upcoming web design projects or while redesign your own website/blog.
1] Use of Huge Headline and Images: Many websites these days are using huge headlines and huge images because of which it becomes easy to grab user’s attention and invite them to visit your website. In addition, it creates great visual effects which will create a great impact on your visitor and he/she will always remember your website. This can also be used on your designs to communicate the tone of website or to create an immerse experience to the visitors.
2] Using Customized typography: Use of typography in designs of website is growing day by day from the old boring old standard fonts to new customized fonts. By using Typekit, you can easily use real fonts on the web which are beautiful and readable fonts to convey the main objective of e-commerce website or portfolio.
3] Influence of Print Design: Print design aspects like serif fonts, more graphics, grid systems and many more have become an inspiration that is influencing web design most nowadays as it also helps to create high impact to grab attention and communicate clearly.
4] CSS3 and HTML5: With the help of CSS3 and HTML5 designers can get lots of benefits. With the help of CSS3, designers doesn’t need to use images to create effects and with HTML5 lots of functionalities have been added by introduction of more semantic tags like “header”, “footer” and “nav”. Also there is an advantage of fast loading of the web and creating better navigation.
5] Visual Effects: These days lot of attention is being paid to the background of the website. Old backgrounds are replaced with patterns or subtle and textured background as it looks nice and gives a modern look. It also creates certain visual effects for the website tone.
7] Single Page Layout: If there is not more information to give but still need a website about you or your company’s services then to opt for single page layout is a good option to avoid creating unnecessary pages which is more effective.
8] Multi column/grid system: Creating multi columns or a grid system is not a new trend actually but it is being used much now as it makes it easier to use and also allows them to fit in more content as more spaces is saved on the layout.
9] Social Media is must: It is another way to interact with visitors by putting social media links on your footer, sidebar or anywhere you can fit in your website.
So these above points are some of the latest trends for designing a website.