Posted by website design | Posted on 09-06-2016| Posted in
The web design industry being one of the most creative industries is an ever-changing one. It adapts itself quickly and according to user tastes. Of late, web design companies are adopting flat designs, responsive web designs, fine tuning speed and performance and appropriating attributes that are aimed at enhancing user experience.
Some More Trending Features Are:
Scrolling: More than a trend, this is a dilemma for most designers because scrolling through a website depends on the meaningfulness that contains in it. Scrolling by far engages the user who is a reader rather than a scanner. Most sites opt of minimal scrolling options while others opt for lengthy scrolling. Where long scrolling may feel natural, short scrolls get to the point quickly but are at a risk of increasing bounce rates due to the little information it holds.
Mocking up entire pages actually helps get the instant look and feel of the website. But for faster expedition, web designers are choosing to create componential designs that normally focus on search functions, navigation layouts etc. These elements may be used on different screens, to work separately on the rest of the website.
Flat designs are not set to go away yet. Aesthetic designs have been replaced by flat surfaces that are more appealing and dominant. Even the Google logo has flattened itself. But the flatter the designs, the more they seem to look alike.
Diminishing Stock Photography:
Stock photography elements started dying as companies are choosing to use their own custom photographs to explain their products. This way the website is personalized and appears less corporate thus comforting the potential customer that visits the site.
Full Screen Forms:
Form inputs that would ideally fit into a small screen where the user enters their details, is now a full screen onlay. This is easier for the user to understand and focus on the task at hand rather than being distracted with other elements running alongside. This is a responsive design practice that renders a user of any device to input the desired data.
The average users’ awareness about websites and communication has grown and so has their knowledge. The number of users focusing on the functionality of a website has increased drastically as against the ones that are concerned about how the site looks.
Designing in the browser saves on development time and the reactions with limitations of the browser can be easily visualized. This first-hand information helps in resolving issues quickly and arrive a more natural web design rather than the ones created outside the browser.
Besides the above, large backgrounds, video backgrounds and trends of personal branding are growing steadily in the industry. There are several Word Press themes already available compatible to personal branding. Responsive web designs are ever enhancing as more and more companies lean towards instant visibility.