A lot can change in 12 months, especially in the complex and dynamic world of web design. With the web design field developing rapidly every year, designers need to be aware of the latest trends, newest techniques and most effective tools, knowing when to implement them within their design.
As the new year approaches, now is the time to scope out the new trends that are on the horizon, trends that can benefit businesses through an increase in conversion rates, better engagement and an improved design. So as we enter 2019, let’s take a look at some of the web design trends we have to look forward to.
Typography has been becoming more and more significant for a number of years now, becoming bolder with each year and it seems that 2019 is going to be no different! It’s likely that fonts are going to be experimented with throughout the year, especially with large fonts that dominate the page. This trend allows designers more freedom, allowing for more adventurous, expressive web pages in the future.
Custom Icons & Illustrations
Throughout 2018 custom graphics and illustrations have become much more prominent with huge brands opting to create their own graphics in order to appear more bespoke and original, this is unlikely to change in 2019. Custom illustrations can help create a strong emotional bond between your brand and your customers as it helps secure your identity and can even help convey your message in a much more personal way.
As video continues to be one of the most effective ways of formatting content and getting your message across it’s likely that in 2019 it will become frequently used, especially within website backgrounds and headers. From abstract images to videos of your product or service, flexible, moving backgrounds that load effectively on both mobile and desktop devices, can increase engagement, building trust in the process.
Web design in 2019 is likely to focus on more geometric themes, polygons and layered shapes, a theme that’s been around a while however it’s about to get much more precise. Geometric figures can offer additional elements in your design, making your website appear more dynamic and unique. Geometric elements can also help split up your page and break up content, allowing for a better layout of the page and better user interaction.
Card Based Layouts
Card layouts have been around a few years and are the main component of material design. As an effective way of showing content for news websites, magazine websites, blogs and portfolio you shouldn’t be surprised to see them become even more popular and widely used throughout 2019. Cards offer users the chance to view large amounts of content in a way that can be easily consumed, which encourages better interaction and better user experience.
2019 is going to be another great year for the web design world and it’s going to be more important than ever to be aware of what’s going on within the industry, as well as being aware of what others are implementing. Design trends keep changing but it’s important to remember that web design is more than just websites, it’s about communication and communicating in an engaging, beautiful manner and isn’t something you should take too lightly.
So if you’re looking to create an unforgettable user experience in 2019 it’s time to get up to date on the upcoming trends and start implementing them!