Web site trends have always evolved based on user feedback, SEO, and coding methods. 2016 has been great for designing websites with people trying to come up with unique ideas. Here are some promising trends that we are planning for the coming year:
- Visual appeal with a flat design
Flat design has gained popularity in 2016 and will become even more popular in 2017. In flat design sections are arranged next to each other carefully which makes the website easy to interact with. Own appearance that has been liked by users visually will be a major goal. 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 over the last 2 years. There will be almost no websites that will not respond. The design approach will always have a mobile view in mind. The user interface templates will be created so that they are not very difficult to align in a responsive view. The journey of the user will be the main goal for desktops, smartphones and tablets.
- Video banner
Personally, I'm not a fan of auto videos on websites, but videos have been gaining popularity in recent months. Having a video slider with image slider is a versatile marketing trend that will increase in 2017. Users like the idea of instantly watching the video to get information about the company.
- Less use of photos
It is high time to change the same old idea of stock photo stuffing on the site. Some photos are so common that they are also visible on many other sites. Customers will be more picky about having unique images for their brand. People are tired of seeing typical bespoke images and so original personalized photos will be welcome.
- Bold typography and colors
We have seen rich colors make a splash in 2016, which is a beautiful stereotypical break. colors. The trend has finally changed. Brands will make efforts to look unique and clearly show who they are. We will also have a bolder choice of typography. The typography will be made of statements, clear and clearer. We will see a big hero picture with a nice big typography with nice animations and layers in the text.
- Less complete parallax sites
We have seen a lot of parallax sites in the last 2-3 years. This trend is about to disappear because of its side effects with SEO. Parallax websites are usually long pages of one page that do not generate separate URLs for internal pages and are therefore not crawled by search engines. Also the use of heavy script reduces the speed of the site and the mobile view is not very good either. Parallax is not going anywhere. On the contrary, it will be used intelligently for some sections of the site for this excellent visual treatment.
With the above trends, 2017 seems to be a great year ahead for interesting website concepts coming to the market. Creative thinkers are likely to experiment more and create new websites.