What is web design? The first thing that must come to your mind is how the websites got prospered into becoming what we see today and how they will look like in the future.
One basic reason behind the evolution of websites design can be the customer’s requirements and other can be credit into the account of competition.
What a user see or feels about a website can surely be calculated by analyzing the bounce rate and the average time a user spends on a web page, the lesser the bounce the better is the business.
Here I am going to tell you the most innovative trends that you are going to look at in the coming year in regarding the various aspects of a website:-
Innovation in the terms of menus and navigation
What is the perfect design for a layout to perform best in the market?
The perfect layout cannot be conjured up by your regular novices working overnight a day or night, It needs to be up to the level which can only be marked by the better user interface and ease of access.
For this we constantly need to make some tweaks and turns at every level of abstraction e.g. Once we place our menus in the form of some tiles or at top in the form of some quick links we realize later that it needs to look good in order to function as we wanted and to achieve this, It simply is not enough.
So what’s good with knowing that when we can’t decide what is best for us?
The simplest answer to this can be found by evaluating the website by the specks of a user. I’m sure that’ll help.
To scroll or not to scroll
Usually, people likes to go with more scrolling with less clicking in order to achieve best user interaction with the website but this trend is changing these days because people don’t want to feel hectic towards browsing a website and there is quite a big possibility that the content they are looking for is residing at the bottom.
You simply don’t want the user to get bored with long hours of browsing a website just to find their relevant content and you simply can’t put buttons everywhere because it will ultimately lead you to more user bounce off.
So what do you need to do?
You simply need to analyze user needs and sort your buttons in accordance with the popularity from high to low with equal weight to the scrolling so that your website is neither too long nor too short.
Modularity in designing a website
The website design is just a chain reaction with one thing leading to the other just like a human body is evolved from a fetus to a baby to a mature man/woman, The website also doesn’t get made all at once and by defining tasks with their functionalities at every step it becomes easy for a designer to help make the process easier.
The key to a good website design can be found in a great man’s words named Brad frost.
Flatten the design
Flat design is a style of interface design emphasizing the minimum use of stylistic elements that give the illusion of three dimensions (such as the use of drop shadows, gradients or textures) and is focused on a minimalist use of simple elements, typography, and flat colors.
e.g. Google changed its logo over the years and you might have noticed it all through these years but you didn’t know why not till now…
The study reveals that newest design has more portability and looks better on the variety of devices, this happened just because of managing the space and sloping at the various letter and I’m sure that it will be made better in the future.
Golden age for material design
We challenge ourselves to create a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science, this is material design.
This spec is a living document that will be updated as we continue to develop the tenets and specifics of material design.
The material design follows three basic principles and these are…
– The material metaphor is the study of the tradeoff between design and space.
– Material design should be bold with good graphics and intentional.
– The motion through the pages is key to a good material design.
Forms and inputs just got wider
Much as I disagreed with Facebook’s idea of allowing the login option to appear at the corner of the page, this trend came right by.
More and more sites have already planned or planning to go with this approach because this seems to get a better response from the users with better access and visibility too.
Ditch the stock elements because you run the show
Since the adoption of stock elements on the websites such as stock photography or icon sets the world is changing around us and the web design kept up with the newest trends in the market e.g. many websites are ditching the use of predefined stock elements over something which looks more realistic or relevant such as images of their own offices.
As we can see that there are companies trying to make their mark in the global market we simply can’t afford to risk our place by saving the effort of finding something much more interesting.
Clever, Rich but Full of Emotions
As much as the websites are thriving to make themselves appear on top of your search box they just can’t stake out the fact that the user is looking for a companion that will make his/her experience more interactive.
To achieve this many website are adding more and more graphical human emotions with an equal amount of subtleness, that way it doesn’t overshadow the content.
e.g. The heart emoticon in Facebook to let the person know if you love the picture or content.
What’s good with just a nice face lacking in essential features
The website looks astonishing but what if your content just doesn’t fit in requirements of the user?
In that case, your website becomes just a glowing puddle of mud.
So make sure your website have good quality content also with some great features.
Embedding design languages into the browser itself
Some web designers are constantly trying to come out of that shell of adobe illustrator and are trying to be in the game.
To do this there are many well known simple front end languages such as HTML, CSS etc. are there to your rescue.
This trend is a new kid in town which helps the designer to develop a relationship with the web browser and for it to obey his commands.
This was our quick analysis for the upcoming year make sure to share with us about what you feel.