Website design is subject to fashion trends in the same way that women’s clothing, interior decor, and popular culture are. What was fashionable last year may seem dated and out of touch this year.
With a new year come new web design trends that are growing in popularity. Here’s a look at some of the web design features that could be making their way onto the websites you visit during the coming year.
This year, web designers are jumping on the oversized typography bandwagon in droves. Typography of keywords and themes is getting huge on many websites, dominating the page and instantly drawing the attention of the page visitor.
At a certain point, gigantic words stop becoming part of the copy and start becoming more of a graphic element of the page itself. Oversized typography looks modern and adds cutting-edge style to any website. They can make bold, fresh statements that can’t be ignored by the page visitor. Expect to see a lot more of them as web designers begin to discover their benefits.
When your mouse hovers over a word, an image, or a link, motion design can be used to make the content actually move. It’s a way to make websites more interactive and fun.
Motion design lets you create elaborate effects that can make websites seem more futuristic and exciting. Just avoid the temptation to overdo it because too much motion can turn off the page visitor as easily as they can interest them.
Collage illustration has been around for a while but thanks to new web design software it’s easier to create. As a result, a lot more web page builders are using it to make cool, intriguing images composed of thousands of smaller photos, shapes, and even word clouds. Add a monochrome effect, tint, or a filter to make your image even more interesting.
Watch for these web design trends that may be coming to some of the websites you visit in the very near future.