Website trends have always kept changing depending on user’s feedback, SEO, and coding methods. 2016 had been great for website design with people trying to come up with unique ideas. Here we run down few promising trends arising for the year 2017:
Visual appeal with at design
Flat design had gained popularity in 2016 and even more popular in 2017. In at design, the sections are arranged next to each other neatly which makes the website easy to interact with. The clean appearance which has been liked by users visually will be a major focus. Simplicity will be the key to making the website visually appealing.
Responsive design everywhere
Knowing the benefits of responsive websites, developers have embraced this change more since past two years. There will be hardly any websites that will be non-responsive. The design approach will always have the mobile view in mind. UI patterns will be created such that they are not very difficult to align them in responsive view. User’s journey will be the prime focus for desktop, smartphones, and tablets.
I am personally not a fan of auto play videos on websites, but video backgrounds are gaining immense popularity since few months. Having video slider along with image slider is a versatile marketing trend which will rise in 2017. Users are liking the idea of instantly watching the video to gain information about the company while online.
Less use of stock photos
It’s high time to change the same old idea of stuffing stock photos in the site. Some photos are so common that they are seen on many other websites also. Customers will be more picky about having unique images for their brand. People are tired of seeing typical bespoke stock images, and hence original custom photos will be welcomed.
Bold typography and colors
We have seen rich colors being quite a rage in 2016 which is a nice stereotype break from the typical web standard colors. The trend has nully changed. Brands will make efforts to look unique and showcase clearly who they are. We will have a more bold choice of typography too. The typography will be making statements, clear and sharper. Web design standard trends for 2017 will see big hero image with a beautiful big typography with nice animations and layers in the text.
Less full parallax websites
We have seen a lot of parallax website in past 2-3 years. This trend is about to vanish because of its side effects with SEO. Parallax websites are usually long one-page websites which do not generate URLs separately for inner pages and hence are not crawled by search engines. Also, the use of heavy script reduces the speed of the site, and mobile view is not so good either. Parallax is not going anywhere. Rather it will be used smartly for certain sections of the site for that excellent Visual treat.
With the above trends, 2017 seems to be a great year ahead for interesting website concepts to come into the market. Creative thinkers are likely to experiment more and build fresh looking websites.