The innovation of information technology continuously pushing forward changes in web design. From the beginning of the 1990s, web design has undergone many changes, from the original text page to the current popular responsive web.
Under the rapid development of the design wave, the web designers are increasingly concerned about the development of the design trend. The annual web design trends forecast almost become a must-read subject for most of the web designers. Here are 10 web design trend predictions for your reference.
1. Bold Typography
More and more companies are turning to large, bold typography to anchor their home page. This style is best suited for simple page layouts, such as the following Big Youth from France.
2. Bright Gradient
The colorful gradients are always eye-catching design. Headquartered in Zurich, the agent Y7K shows a perfect example of how they use a full-screen, full-grained home page that explains how to make this two-color effect look more fresh and modern.
3. Vivid Color Layer
Staggered, overlay colors add depth and texture to simple site layouts, such as the example from the Melissa Meio-Fio team. Color wields enormous sway over our attitudes and emotions. See how to use the psychology of color to increase website conversions.
4. Conversation interface
Intelligent chatbot and conversation interface occupied the topic list of 2016. Clearleft’s co-founder and CEO, Andy Budd, believes that the rise of chat robots, voice UIs, and smart assistants will continue, but it will not last.
5. Virtual Reality
VR has become the mainstream in 2016. The VR technology could be able to experience in the browser now. Thinkbot chief design officer, Kyle Fiedler, said he wanted to see how the popularity of virtual reality grow and how the designer to fit it with the web design.
Kevin Ball believes that in 2017, micro-interaction will be more and more applicable into mobile applications, and become more specifically for the mobile device. Here is the methods for using micro-interaction on your site.
7. Emotional Intelligence Design
Design researcher Pamela Pavliscak thought that in 2017, we will see the web design turn to emotional intelligence design.
8. Better Collaboration with Design and Development
In addition to the cooperation on design sprint, designers and developers will use the software to improve collaboration.
“The designer’s toolbox will continue to mature.” Fantasy’s Peter Smart predicted. Adobe’s ruling era has passed. In 2017, with better prototyping tools such as Mockplus, InVision, Webflow, we will see designers and developers break through the islands, understand each other, and greatly improve the workflow speed.
9.Merging of UX and Service Design
Andy Budd said the user experience design and the service design will eventually be combined in 2017. “Over the years, these related disciplines already have a different market and practice communities that can be understood. However, as more and more services are digitally delivered, and as more and more digital products use services as connective tissue.These two areas will begin to merge. ”
10. Credibility is the King
The content on the page is updated at millions of units per minute, and what sites are credible? What content is credible?
Jakob Nielson has listed numerous ways a website can communicate trustworthiness:
The quality of the design itself.
What do you think is the biggest web design trend in 2017? Please put your thoughts in the comments below!
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