Soon enough, the year will be coming to an end, and we’ll be welcoming the new web design trends of 2017. But before we leave this year behind, let’s take a look at some of the more popular web design trends in 2016:
Minimalism – Designers have started taking advantage of negativeand white space throughout a website, while minimizing the use of multiple colors. By utilizing a single, bold color, a website can easily have a greater focus on its content, while remaining aesthetically pleasing.
Flat and Material Design – There has been a shift in how designers approach the old flat design on websites. Now, designers are integrating light and shadows into the former design to give it more depth.
Vibrant – Vibrant colors have started to take a higher step above their usage in previous years because of their ability to draw the eye’s attention and be visually stimulating. Expect to find a lot of bright, vivid colors throughout different websites.
Duotones – Instead of a full color scheme, duotones, or the choice of two individual colors have dominated sites this year. These two colors could be two different shades of a single color or two contrasting shades entirely.
Subtle Gradients – Single-toned gradients have become the new norm; instead of shifting into a secondary color, gradients are now staying within the shades and tones of a single, primary color. Other, subtler, gradients with two colors are becoming more gradual when it comes to their fade.
Hero and HD Images – People are visual by nature. A large and striking image immediately draws a user’s eyes when visiting your website. In addition, with improvements in technology, it no longer takes minutes to load a large image on a website thanks to data compression.
More minimal layouts on websites have allowed for a greater use of bold and dramatic typefaces to contrast. You will find a lot of designers have started to skew towards artistic and more calligraphic type fonts for websites due to their personable nature.