Each year we get to see what works, what didn’t and what might be in web design. Many trends from last year are sticking around, like responsive design, creative fonts, more colors and flat design. Here are some new trends to consider:
A layout where the site is split in half: 2 different images with 2 different intentions and CTA.
If less is more these days, so is using a one page design or a simplified multi-page design to attract more users to your website. Visitors seem to shy away from page heavy sites.
Fix width centered site layout
Most websites over the last few years have used the “banding” or width: 100 percent design element so that things like images and sections visually stretch the full width of a browser’s viewport.
Long scroll is very engaging indeed. This layout kinda tells a story to the visitor, without having to click anything at all. As mobile devices become more popular, it’s becoming more commonplace for sites to opt for scrolling instead of linking as a means to display content, especially on their homepage.
Parallax scrolling (our favorite trend – see yourplanb.com)
When done right, it gives the website this unique feel and makes everything very pleasing to the eye. Not to mention dynamic.
What are your favorite web design trends so far this year?