Websites get tired. They date. Sadly, they get old… Website design trends come and go, and what was great design 5 years ago simply doesn’t cut it today. Eventually it gets to the point that your website will need at least a refresh but possibility a complete redesign.
If this is the case it really is necessary to have a good idea about ,what is considered new and exciting in website design, and also what will work better for your website from a technological stand-point.
For 2015 there are some holdovers, and also a lot of evolvers, as what we are able to do technologically catches up with the ideas. An example would be how the concept of Flat Design evolved into Material Design.
Let’s check out what’s trending for website design in 2015.
5 Web design trends you will see a lot of in 2015
Responsive design – While this could be viewed as an old trend, the reality is that it’s now become the norm, and what’s more, with Google announcing that on April 21st, 2105 they will begin penalizing sites that aren’t mobile optimized in the search results there is a great motivation.
Large backgrounds and images – The use of large, gorgeous imagery and video gracing our pages now has brought a certain multimedia aspect into your staid web design. This along with cinemagraphs, are making websites a visual treat to behold.
Scrolling over clicking – The technique of making a longer, more flowing page in mobile will continue to gain ground, because this decreases page load time, encourages interaction and is more intuitive. It’s all about user experience, and this element delivers in a major way.
Creative typography – The availability and usefulness of fonts for web design is ever expanding, and will lead to a richer, more vibrant feel to your pages. Where you once had to shell out the big bucks for a custom font, the advent of resources like Google Fonts (free) are making this a reality.
The arrival of Semi-flat design – It seems as if flat design has now grown up and is now come to be known as “semi-flat”, or “Material design”. (Google’s term) This has come to pass through the use of subtle gradients, layering, and sometimes animation, making for a rich user experience.
To keep your website relevant and current, web design needs to be an element that is constantly examined and considered. As trends and technology change in the web design landscape, so too should our website change and evolve to take advantage of these changes.