Website development goes beyond the skillful application of code. It is also characterized by the ever-changing competitive aesthetic and user interaction styles that make it an exceptional field. Some old-school styles have been incorporated into the current trends, but others are more futuristic and will continue to change website development trends in the future. These trends are a favorite and will continue to be so due to their superior visual appeal and user experience appeal throughout the year.
Responsive website design
RWD is a technology that has been in use for a while and will continue to improve its usability and architecture. RWD is more than a necessity. It’s a feature that encourages interaction between users by allowing them to use their browsers and devices in a variety of ways. RWD means that no website is required to be created for every platform. The adaptable design displays the contents of a website interactively. Although it might not work as well for web apps, designers can use distinct frameworks to target mobile, tablet, and desktop users.
Parallax Scrolling, which was popularized by old-school video games and traditional animation, has been back in fashion. It creates a 2D illusion by using 2 or more images. The foreground image moves faster than the background to create depth. It’s fluid, easy, efficient, visually engaging, and, most importantly, it is attractive, yet subtle. It is a popular choice for website developers because of its simple storytelling approach. Parallax Scrolling is a simple way to create a website that’s easy to use.
Flat Design is everything it says: Flat Design is flat. This design is simple, minimalist, subtle, and one of the most popular web design styles. Ironically, a flat design can be complex, yet still, convey diverse and versatile ideas visually. Flat designs offer a refreshing break in an age where complex, overlapping designs are commonplace.
Google Map Integration
It is easy to incorporate Google Maps into a website. This trend has been around for a while and has helped get people noticed. The trend isn’t going away anytime soon, and there are many designs for website developers to choose from. Google Maps API provides a variety of tools and the best space to accommodate personalized visual and dynamic ideas for maps. This allows website developers to create custom-styled maps from scratch that fit the design of their websites.
Design minimalistic with lots of text
A solid background or large-quality image with high resolution is a good idea. Then, with a lot of content in the middle, it makes for a visually appealing composition that will impress. This minimalist style approach has been used by many brands to attract their viewers. It doesn’t require too many tabs or excessive content. Simple content combined with powerful images placed carefully in the right, left and center to highlight the overall design via vertical scrolling and horizontal scrolling creates a unique website design. This style is a hipster/alternative favorite and something netizens will be seeing more of throughout the year.
Ghost Buttons were big in 2014, and they still are. Its rise was largely due to IOS 7, Bootstrap, and Hollywood FX teams. Ghost buttons are minimalist and elegant, not requiring any additional lines or buttons. An important benefit is that anyone can create an interactive Ghost button with illustrator. They can then be integrated into any element easily without having to spend hours customizing the visual theme. Ghost buttons are easy to integrate into designs. However, they add substance to the design and do not create a separate space.
Galleries and Slideshows
Gallery slideshows and galleries have been criticized for the right reasons. They are storytelling tools. While many abuse the slideshow’s purpose, some make great use of it. A gallery’s purpose is to encourage the user to view the entire album. It also gives the content an older-school feel. It is a terrible idea to break down a blog or article into slideshows. However, it is possible to attract people by presenting the details or engaging photos in a slide show.
Although the concept is not new, website developers must focus on designing dynamic designs for optimal user interaction with wearable devices. Although RWD is generally considered to be a dynamic framework, website developers need to focus on creating templates and styles that suit different browsing needs and screen sizes for wearable devices. Wearable devices may not require users to touch or tap, so website developers must create distinct styles that can be controlled by voice and feature improved typography.
Pinterest and Instagram are ubiquitous. Because of their visual appeal, those who don’t want to engage on Facebook or Twitter prefer photo-based platforms. Like many other photo-sharing platforms, Instagram is fun, creative, interesting, simple, social, and easy to use. It’s quick, easy to use, and offers many ways to present your image to the rest of the world. It will be fascinating to see where this photo-sharing trend takes us in 2015, with technological advances for optimizing image-sharing options on websites.
Grid layouts can be used in architecture, art, and graphic design. Although grid layouts are still associated with architecture and geometry, graphic design has changed the way we think about them. This layout is well-organized and sophisticated, but it’s also visually pleasing because of the weighted proportions. Grid-based websites have a weighted appearance, with the content placed proportionally. This is what makes grid-based layouts so interesting.
Single-page applications, API, Extended form elements, 3D transitions, and web graphics are just a few of the many features that can be found in single-page applications. All of these technologies made a big splash in the first half of 2015. They will likely continue to be popular with web developers due to their visual enhancements and advantages. Web developers will be able to create engaging websites and apps with ease and lightweight frameworks, as per recent trends in web design styles and techniques.