Website’s average life is three years, but design elements – such as color and lettering are updated more often than that. That’s why it is so essential to follow the web design trends.
Following new web designs allows you to make small twists to your design today so that it won’t be old-fashioned tomorrow. So which web design tendencies do you need to look at for this year?
Here is a guide which will help you create a trendy design plan for 2019!
1. Serif typography
Serif typography – which was once considered “unreadable” on the web – is bursting up everywhere. From tiny, simple serifs to elaborate lettering, this type is designed to be read.
High-resolution screens are the guilty ones for this trend. There’s no distortion or blur with these fonts.
Serifs of nearly any style can work stunningly, including contemporary and transitional styles to slabs. Serifs are suitable for display text as well as body copy.
2. Blob and Bubbles Shapes
Blobs, bubbles, and other shapes of this type are winning the place of most geometric styles that have controlled design for the last few years. This shape-shifting is composed of part of cool animation and part sense.
These forms work equally well in a variety of sizes and configurations, with or without animation and with nearly all color scheme possible.
This 2019, websites are using more micro-animations in form of sticker gifs, thanks to all those cool little gifs on Instagram stories.
Even websites that you wouldn’t expect are using this style to attract user attention. For example, small images popping up on the screen or moving text features.
This 2019 is probably the best year to start using video in website design projects. Video content is massive. And it’s becoming more available all the time.
For example, moving backgrounds, above, the video stories that are the content driving the design, this type of storytelling is the trend of the future. Users like it. And for this purpose, it will just keep rising in popularity.
Website designs don’t have to use flawless symmetry. Using asymmetry more of the designers are breaking that design scheme.
Asymmetry can truly drive users through the design to look at and engage with different elements. Use this directional flow to add emphasis to certain content.
You can use off-center images and space or text and color to achieve this purpose.
6. Streamlined Logos
Streamlined logo designs are substituting some of the more compound options that worked as full-screen brand essentials in the past. Maybe it’s just a fad or it is because other screen elements are getting more complex. Either way, simple logos are everywhere as a new trend this year.
The good thing about these logos is that simple type and icon elements are easy to read at a glimpse. On the other hand they all appear to have a similar look and feel.
7. Exaggerated White Space
Minimal styles are turning even more minimal using too much white space in designs.
One of the reasons to use this technique is that white space is so trendy that can bring focus to a certain part of the design – the space that is occupied by something.
Also, white space has a beautiful, classic feel that’s easy to adjust for any amount of projects.
8. Three-Dimensional Illustrations
Illustrated graphics is blasting this year, with depth and realism as a part of it. On the other hand, all that flat design is slowly disappearing.
Websites that are trying to outline the connection between the digital and the real world are the ones that most commonly use this style. But the style is so attractive and light that more and more companies are considering this style of artwork for their website.
Virtual reality is the second contributing factor for this trending design element. Along with many of these interfaces that are using 3D illustrations, installing them in other projects is the first step in developing these projects.
Take a minute and think about how often are you making small changes to your website design in order to stay fresh? Making small changes often actually becomes a routine for you and keeps the website fresh and trendy.
Stay on-trend with design tools, such as ones presented in this article, so that you won’t worry anymore!