2017 saw a few most impressive web design trends since internet emerged as a heroic imagery from a non-traditional navigation. Accurate enough, trends what we call as are the changes or uplifts in creative space, where web design is not an alien.
In context to this endlessly developing field, we’ve compiled the list of ten most influential web design trends that will change the web designing world over 2018 and the following years.
Factors like technology, media, user experience and usability influence the web design trends.
Best Web Design Trends 2018
1. Color Transitions:
For now, the most prominent influential trend is Color transitions. 2015-2016 saw the start of flat colors which declined towards the end of the 2016 and color transitions started proliferating.
Brands like Instagram chose to change their logo and images to a multi-colored shift who earlier was using flat color trend. This trend prevails within mobiles as well as websites.
2. Courageous Colors:
Super-rich colors online will attain pinnacle in 2017-2018. Previously, several brands and designers choose to be secured with web-safe colors. 2015 saw brands shifting towards flat & pastel colors. Brands today are becoming confident with their strategy to using colors.
With a lot of advancement in technology, there is an advancement in colors. Our display screens are crisper, and our devices are bigger in retina display, and this makes all the color shift possible.
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3. Geometric Patterns, Shapes, & Lines:
A trend that began in 2016, definitely it is going to continue in 2018. Geometric shapes add a personal touch to any design and are of much acceptance and use in both print and digital design since they arrived on the scene in 2016.
4. More 3D:
3D is leading the way. We expect more and more of its importance in all kinds of design fields. As the VR/AR shift builds impulsion, this domain is emerging fast.
Websites currently are moving away from the application of static imagery and discovering new ways to engage users and be original in their communication approach.
To capture user’s attention more and more brands are moving towards story-telling and personalization. With additional developments in HTML5, CSS and jQuery, Animation slowly is securing a more prominent place for brands to get user attention.
The still photographs in which there is a minor and repeated movement forming a video clip are known as cinemagraphs. Cinemagraphs are bringing innovative, dynamic changes to the standard gif we use.
7. Semi Flat Designs:
Flat design is still will be there in 2018, but will undergo some changes. Flat design, in the past few years, has dominated the web design market. However, it is now growing more dimensional. This development begins with amazing light shadows, creating a semi-flat design.
8. Innovative Scrolling & Parallax:
Scrolling & Parallax is a great idea to adorn a unique element to any website. Anything is possible – a multi-layered parallax to a video parallax.
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9. Mobile First Strategy:
Any website which is not responsive needs to upgrade the web design ASAP! The responsive trend, since 2015 is increasing considerably, where tablets and smartphones are leading. This web design trend is never going to end, instead, is going to get better and bigger.
10. Custom Graphics & Illustrations:
Design with the use of custom made graphics and illustrations are more being appreciated. Stock photos are yes, a good way, still, customization makes design unique and personalized.
Bonus#1 – Voice UI & Search:
A voice UI often referred as natural language processing is human-computer interaction in the form of speech. A few popular names in Voice UI & search are, Siri, Alexa, and Cortana.
The technology had said to occur in the 1950s when the Audrey system developed. The system accepted digits from a single voice, so apparently, we have reached far today!
For now, even the complex voice commands, are now recognizable and can be quickly acted. If used with machine learning, even before you complete the command, the interfaces can predict the needs and start to work.
2018 is the year, where you will see a lot of websites with their voice UI. As voice search will continue to accelerate, ensure the website content is conversational, as not all interact in the same manner while using the voice commands.
For instance, a person searching the nearest coffee shop might type in “coffee shop Delhi” into Google, but to Siri, he might ask, “where is the nearest coffee shop?”, and this should be of utmost concern.
Bonus#2 – Internet of Things:
IoT – Internet of Things uses technology that connects devices to the internet. Some of the most significant innovations of IoT comprise of Phillips Hue, the smart light bulbs and the apps that help you trace your lost keys.
2018 will see the definite trend of IoT in the websites. A lot of website interfaces will enable you to interact using the smart devices. Smarter is the website, more complicated is the backend, so developers need to the experts than ever.
User interface design trends change very quickly as they occur, it still is essential to stay on top with what currently is popular in the industry and among the users.
If you are planning this or next year for website design and development or roll out a redesign, ensure to be on top with the best web design trends 2018.
Janet Parker is a Digital Marketing Strategist. A tech Blogger with over 6+ yrs. of global experience in IT industry. At present, she is associated with ViitorCloud Technologies, which offers Web Design and Development Services globally. You can follow Janet Parker on Twitter and Google+.