Just like any other fields, web design is always evolving with the passing of time. There is a saying that goes: “If you are not ahead of the times, you are behind them”. It’s perfectly true! As a web designer, it’s essential to know what the current and upcoming trends are. It helps you not only stay ahead the competitions, but also meeting your clients’s expectations.
Without any further delay, let’s get started to examine these web designing trends dominating in 2016.
A young software developer, Nick Babich said that: “The best product do two things well: features and details. Features are what draw people to your products. Details are what keep them there. And details are what actually make our app stand out from our competition”.
This saying is one of the most concise ways of describing how crucial micro-interactions are! From tapping an alarm to turn it off, liking a Facebook post to setting a status message, micro-interactions seem to happen all around us. They are animportant part of almost every design project.
People always want to be heard, seen or listened to. So, there is no doubt that if you design a website that does not include some elements or moments which user need to interact with, they won’t spend much time per their visit. Long story short, micro-interactions make devices more human-like in their moments. As a result, the design is more usable and enjoyable.
Cards have been known as a visual way to communicate between people for a long time. In fact, we are using cards everyday. We send birthday cards, greet cards. When we travel, we send back postcards. My wallet is also full of cards such as: credit cards, debit cards, store cards, even driving license having the standardized format of card, etc.
Taking advantages of this idea, card layouts were born and now become very popular in web design. In a nutshell, cards play a role of “content container” into which all the most relevant information about a certain topic will be organized.
Speaking of card design, we can’t avoid mentioning Pinterest.
Today, the influence of cards is also spreading out cross many other sites
Suppose you have a site with a lot of data that need to be scanned, then the card layout is the best choice.
Flat designs and Material design
Flat design is always the most designer’s favorite choice and it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
With this design, the color will fill the page, it makes the page more vibra
Nonetheless, for those who prefer a more realistic approach, you can choose material design which is a simple google’s design layered language.
Material design gives more depth to flat design by incorporating light and shadows, while featuring grid-based layouts and responsive animations.
The web has never looked more vigorous than it does today. Cool animations are used more and more to enhance a site’s storytelling. They make a site seem more like a communication where visitors can interact than a simple portal to find information.