Web Design appears to be more experimental and exciting than ever. The introduction of CSS3 and HTML5 has enabled designers and developers to create and develop impressive designs that are not only eye catching but actually make the visitor stay on the site for a longer time.
Let us look at some web design trends that have emerged in 2016 and are likely to strengthen over the next few years:
In the coming years, subtle and texturized backgrounds are likely to replace the out-of-date big backgrounds gradually.
One Page Layouts:
A one-page layout web design makes the website looks like a business card. It does away with what is not important. With time, it is going to be more minimalistic in approach. The one-page layout is more like a personal profile rather than a corporate one. With such a website, visitors usually get all the information about the company from other social media sites.
Custom Font Embedding:
With Typekit offering more quality fonts free of cost, it makes sense to use them optimally. New fonts, including FontSquirrel and OpenType, create an interesting look for a website. Designers will be seen using custom font embedding more often in the future.
CSS3 New Features:
Not all browsers fully support CSS3 as yet. However, many designers these days are experimenting with a lot of new stuff. For instance, we can now see exciting features, including interactive animations, fallbacks, rounded corners, multi-column and multi background images. A lot of such CSS experimental stuff is expected this year and beyond in web designing.
RGBA & Opacity:
Background opacity can be easily set using RGBA. More designer are expected to use this feature to create a semi-transparent effect.
A model box is a more sophisticated form of a pop-up box. These are not only easy to use but also easy to design. The model box trend has seen a surge in popularity in the web designs of 2016.
This list does not mean that the older methods are being discarded. The trend seems to be towards experimenting and innovating. This can only be good news for the users, with web designers competing to outdo each other in providing interesting and novel sites for the visitor.