Web design

15 Web Design Trends that Will Change Development in 2016

web design 2016Alike other fields, trends in web design keep on changing, and there is no guarantee that what is in vogue today, how easily will go out of the style in the coming future. Web designing, however, has an ever-changing platform and that is technology. As the base of the platform is ever-changing, a few trends in design for the web are as a result of improvements to what is feasible as much as a reflection on changing taste. The previous year was very significant as the visual landscape for web designers has remained largely the same; the only change of the minimalist approach supported it. Now, a question arises that in 2016, how far web designing will be taken by the designers? Here is an insight:

CSS3 Will Influence Layouts finally: Over the past a few years, browser support for CSS3 is increasing, and finally we are reaching to a stage where a few CSS3 layout modules can be used safely. It is sure that there is still a place for polyfills and fallbacks, while the likes of CSS3 Flexbox (Flexible Box Layout) can be handled by the latest release of all the famous browsers.

What will Rule is Material Design: Over the past one year, there has been a kind of revolution seen in the form of adoption of Google's Material design as a basis for UI presentation and development. This change denotes the shift toward smartphones as the principle and the primary device used to access the web, over laptops and desktops.

Illustrations will Cover More Space than Photos: Photos will be replaced with more engaging illustrations that link with the viewer in a more personal way.

Bolder Color and Typography will be Added: Designers will be looking for big bold brash colors to make it livelier. Moreover, they will have creative typographical treatments visible throughout the web, not only in headlines but more than that.

Mobile Web will Take Over: As per the trends, mobile web will stay here till long. Making the design more mobile-friendly which will result into the introduction of some changes to the desktop version of the design. In other terms, we earlier had designs meant for desktop and now it will be made more mobile-friendly.

Website Navigation Is Simplified: Earlier, the hamburger icon was meant for mobile platforms; however, since the transition to a mobile era, these icons have started appearing on both mobile and desktops equally.

Websites with Single Page:
Single pages sites will serve the marketers that do not have much content to offer to their audiences. It best serves the purpose of small business sites, small service sites and sites for apps.

Parallax Scrolling: Parallax scrolling effects are extremely cool as they are all about creating a 3D motion illusion and depth by changing the pace at which both the background and the foreground scroll.

Sketch App Is In for UI Design: What has replaced Photoshop is Sketch, which offers a wide range of tasks low-fidelity wireframes to high-fidelity mockups and icon designs.

Browser-Based IDEs: Desktop IDEs comes with the convenient options including Notepad++, Xcode and Visual Studio. With an IDEs, it becomes very easy to write code with suggestions and syntax highlighting.

Centered Content:
Sites that use a minimal homepage design usually have a main message with a fair amount of page below. This main message is ringed by a GIF, visual, strong color or texture.

Full-Screen Forms: Mobile-centric designs demand a full-screen form with the aim of making the user focused on the task. This further increases ease of use, and subsequently conversion.

Incredible Photography: Photography has started capturing the services and product you actually offer. To convey your message powerfully you must upload high enough resolution.

The End of Sliders? Although, sliders distract and make a page heavy, but if a slider makes up the wholeness of the homepage above the fold, this is where they can work better. Many businesses ask for sliders then to look for what to fill in the remaining space.

Services, Not Pages: This is a middle ground between WebPages and AI supplied content-the website as service. The major objective of these UX with sites is to deliver the right content; therefore, the importance of service design will grow.


With these trends, it is clear that a real concerted effort is seeing by us. It is to make the process of website development easier and to save time in our daily workflow.

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