While web design has a come a long way in the modern day and age, there are still trends breaking every other day. Here are some of the most popular trends for web design in 2017.
1. Use Vibrant Colors
While attention-getting colors are usually par for the course, it’s important to realize that now colors are becoming more and more dynamic than ever before. This ensures that you can not only get people to pay attention to your site, but they’ll be coming back just to get more of a taste of your great look.
2. Blast From The Past
One of the most attractive looks in 2017 is bringing back the vibe from the 1980s and 1990s. While designers are putting a modern spin on these designs, they are still making it into their style with a retro twist.
3. Cinemagraphic Images
Cinemgraphs are basically the ultra-popular GIFs or movable images. Many social media applications are making use of these images, but they have become incredibly popular in the past year and are likely to keep pace.
4. Bring Paper to the Digital Realm
One of the big trends in web design is making web pages look very similar to the written page. Whether it’s newspaper style news sites or pastel-looking art sites, many web designers are doing whatever it takes to replicate a very organic feel when building web pages.
5. Creative Fonts and Typography
Rather than using older-styled fonts, a lot of websites are beginning to emphasize whimsical and more modern-styled looks to give websites a younger vibe.
6. Squared and Modular Designs
Rather than rotund imagery, a lot of websites are beginning to look more squared off and perpendicular in terms of their angles.
7. Virtual Reality
A lot of websites are designing interfaces and media portals that are compatible with virtual reality and other super-modern media features.
8. Microinteractions and Microfunctionality
In the past likes, favorites, and even comments weren’t always commonplace. Nowadays, however, it’s a must-have for your website. This promotes the ability to share and enables people to interact with your brand and website.
9. Flexbox Layouts
Rather than relying on older, primitive layouts, most websites these days take advantage of Flexbox and other web pages that offer great functionality.
10. SVG Format
Instead of using JPG or PNG, many web pages feature media with SVG formats. This allows for even greater levels of pixelation, resolution, and overall display alongside modern displays and layouts.