At the beginning of every year, the website design forums are swamped with predictions about what the new trends will be. Some of these predictions are spot on and some are way off; but it’s fun to read through them.
This year, we read up on Creative Bloq’s article on website design trends. Here’s our take on what they had to say.
A Sample of Creative Bloq’s Website Design Trends
Animation: We remember when creating an online animated gif meant illustrating each movement and threading them together with code – kind of like those animated flip books. Animation is a lot easier these days. There are plugins that even make animation automated these days. For instance, if you use Advanced Layout Editor with the WordPress framework, you can animate text or images easily with just a few clicks. However, as easy as animation has become and as fun as it may be, we agree with Creative Bloq when they said:
As with any trend it’s important not to include it for the sake of including it – it’s got to be right for your project.”
Inventive Typography: Any designer of any medium will tell you that typographic decisions are a key element. And as Creative Bloq notes, safe sans-serif fonts such as Helvetica are still mainstream; but the trends suggest that designers are branching out more. They aren’t just using less recognized fonts but using effects on fonts. But, just as with animation, you can take text effects too far. They need to fit your brand and story for your website.
AR and VR: This trend is huge with gamers and starting to really make a difference in the professional world. Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are becoming a true reality. The possibilities seem to be endless as AR and VR start to interact with AI (artificial intelligence). There’s no telling where this will lead; but as technology grows, so will this trend. For a sneak peek of a company using AR, VR and AI, check out Blippar’s YouTube channel.
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