Top Trends Website Designers Adopted in 2015
23 11, 15 | 08:03 Filed in: Website Design
Most Adopted in 2015
Designing with the mobile market in mind has changed how the design looks. These days menus are at the top of the screen and are mostly hidden, with a selected drops down style of menu.
From simple logos and typefaces, designers are focusing more not he actual content and reducing clutter around it. Footers, sidebars and borders are all disappearing and even color palettes are being simplified.
Websites are moving away from loud, flashy buttons and are embracing transparent buttons. Because they are less obtrusive, they help sites highlight more of the content they want audiences to actually see.
The Hero Image
A high-definition picture featured prominently at the top of the website that stretched the entire width of the user’s browser window with only a few words of text overlaying it.
Paying more attention to typography and picking an engaging font is crucial to drawing a visitor’s attention when so much of the site’s content is simplified and reduced as an effect of minimalism.
Finding high quality photography is easier than ever. As a result, websites no longer look like the result of an uncoordinated stock photo spree. Now, they actually feel genuine.
Flat design made a huge impact on graphics focusing on simplicity and clean presentation, using gradients, slight animation and shadowing to add depth to the image.
Icons are created with simple lines and shapes that convey an action, object to through we are all very familiar with. Many line icons have become universal in web design, such as the outline of a magnifying glass signalling the search function or the hamburger (three stacked lines) for a menu
Google Maps Integration
Google Maps is everyone’s go-to map service, and it is only getting better overtime.
Vector Graphics (SVG)
Designers are forced to adopt new methods that would their illustrations to look good on and be compatible with any device. Fortunately, SVG presents graphics as vectors, which allows then to scale with different resolutions.
Using grids than a single column create the same effect and better organizing content in an efficient, aesthetically pleasing way.
Single Page Design
Nobody wants to click through multiple pages anymore. Instead, users prefer to scroll through content on one page.
Vertical Split Layouts
A way to make websites more engaging, parallax scrolling creates a three-dimensional illusion that draws audience into a site’s content.
Split screen layouts
Are popping up all over the web this year. designers are able to present twice the content to users in a clean and simple format.