The Internet moves at an incredible pace. If you don’t keep on top of the latest trends you will only fall behind those who do. Unfortunately, it is not a case of having a website designed and then you are done. You have to keep editing it and updating it to ensure it is a success. Luckily, that is what this post is here to help you with. Read on to discover some of the best trends in web design Essex for the year ahead…
First and foremost, one of the most evident trends emerging at present is the fact that websites seem to have less and less text. This trend can work really well. However, it is not for everyone. After all, some businesses will fail to get their message across by only using icons and images to convey information. Yet, for others, it is an impressive route to go down.
Over the past few years minimalism is a trend that has really taken off. However, throughout the coming months we are set to see designers zoom in on navigation. Stripped-down navigation is going to grow in popularity for two reasons. Firstly, for design purposes, as it looks incredibly sleek and stylish. Secondly, minimalist navigation is being embraced because of the need to condense navigation due to the rise in mobile Internet usage. Because of this, there is a greater focus on navigation that shrinks as you start to scroll down the page, roll downs, and icons.
Grid style layouts:
Another trend that is set to be extremely popular is grid style layouts. Similarly to the trend that has just been mentioned, this is not something you can force upon all websites. It will only be suited to some. Social media websites have long been a fan of this trend. However, you can expect to see a wider audience adapt grid style layouts.
This is a trend that we started to see a lot of towards the end of last year, and it is only set to get bigger and bigger as the years go on. Designers seem to love the opportunity to mix and match various font styles, and it is certainly working to brilliant effect. It is also worth pointing out that we are likely to see the rise of responsive typography. This is a natural progression when you consider how dominant responsive web design is.
Another popular trend that has emerged is a design whereby the website tells a story. Usually the user will scroll down the page and more pieces of information will be offered each time. Not only does this look impressive, but it makes a website more fun and information easier to understand.
Last but not least we have personal portraits. This is a trend that generally caters to portfolio websites. A personal portrait works extremely well because it creates a connection between you and the person viewing your website. A mere glance at the screen and someone will already feel like they know a little bit about you.
To summarize, 2014 is definitely set to be an exciting year in the world of web design Essex. There are lots of new trends that are going to be embraced all over the web; nonetheless, the five that have been mentioned are definitely going to be some of the most popular.