In 21st century, a user interface with an interactive layout works best. Here are some website design trends which fetch great result in website rank.
Imagery Website Design Trend: Large Background Images
Stock photos still play a major role in digital communication, whether it?s an e-Commerce store, portfolio or blog. People use images to engage more with users and illustrate the message they are trying to send.
For a long time, the web has been suffering from cheesy and fake looking stock photography with super happy people wearing perfect smiles and suits.
One Page (Single Page) Web Design Trend
It simply makes more sense from the UX perspective. ?Everybody Scrolls? shows that users love scrolling.
Scrolling is winning over clicking due to the changing web browsing patterns. As mentioned earlier, mobile device usage growth has influenced the way websites are designed nowadays. With smaller screens and super natural touch scrolling movement, people prefer to scroll around instead of clicking on the links and waiting for the content to appear.
Hidden Navigation and Pop-out Menus
At a time when browsing on mobile devices is more prevalent than on desktop, screen space is a valuable commodity.
Hiding features and menus until they?re needed frees up the screen for the more enjoyable elements like images or videos, and creates a sleeker, minimalist design that makes it easier to focus.
Forget the grid
At least in the traditional, 12-column, fixed width sense. Think lots of layered elements, text or navigation placed vertically along the side, or floated images and text compositions that truly make use of desktop space.? We?ve been seeing elements ?break the grid? on a lot of sites the last couple years – especially on the agency or other creative industry sites, but I think we?ll start to see this creep more into corporate websites this year.
Cinemagraphs are high-quality videos or GIFs which usually run on a smooth loop. It is becoming a very popular way to add visual interest to pages. It’s full-screen loops hold the reader?s attention for longer.
Geometric Design is the Design of the Future
While the flat design is making its dramatic exit, geometric design is making a grand entrance.
Flat design was so prevalent across the web in 2016 that website?s ended up looking a little too similar.
Instead of being recognized as a trendy way to style your site, the flat design looked more like a template instead of a valid creative choice.
New Navigation Patterns
Designers have been experimenting a lot with different navigation patterns. For a while, every menu seemed to be anchored to the top of the page. (And many still are.)
But with wider aspect ratios on screens and hidden navigation becoming standard on mobile devices, the pattern has started to shift to the side and hidden styles for desktop websites as well.
What trends are you most excited about or looking forward to in the new year of design? Is there something you are noticing that we missed in this roundup?