Realize it or not, we are rapidly moving towards the end of 2014. Summer is halfway over, and before you know it, there are going to be a whole bunch of blog posts, Tweets, and YouTube videos in regards to the new popular web design trends for 2015. We here at Novofex decided to get the ball rolling early here on this one. Over the past two years, the general popular look of the internet has indeed changed quite a bit for developers and designers. Some of these new web design trends are highly likely to continue onward into 2015 and beyond. So lets check out some of these new, longstanding web design trends that have recently turned our world upside down, and that are sure to be power players in the 2015 design world!
Web Design Trends
1. Large Images
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then our friends at Netflix in theory must indeed have a very catch story on their site. Large images on the homepage are seen on many websites, such as NETFLIX and JOIN ME . Personally, I love this look, and we as designers here at Novofex have incorporated it into many of our own designs, such as SKYVAPOR and TURNING LEAF GROUP . However, to properly pull it of, the image should stop at the break of the screen. Once the user begins to scroll down, they should no longer continue to see the image, but instead see the homepage content. Try it out for a nice, welcoming unique look.
2. Flat Design
Many people have had mixed feeling on Windows 8 and 8.1 over the past year or so, but one thing is for certain – It solidified the dominance of what is known in the design world today as “flat” design. What is a flat design you ask? Exactly what it sounds like – no shadows and no bevels. It is minimalist, and a very straightforward type of design. A good example of this can be seen in the tablet screen on any windows 8 machine. Typically, these designs are accompanied and bought to life through vibrant, eye- catching colors that attract a user to the site. Best of all, these deigns are lightweight, and are very quick in regards to loading time!
3. Responsive Design
We save the best (and most important of the web design trends) for last- MOBILE, MOBILE, MOBILE. If you are not designing with a “mobile first” attitude in mind, then you are in essence working against yourself and your finished product. The year 2015 will finally see the shift where more individuals browse on mobile than on traditional computers. If you cannot easily browse a website on your Android device or iPhone, are you going to come back to it? It is crucial that we as developers think like a website user or customer at times. This is why responsive design is so important. It allows your website to detect the screen size it is being pulled up on, and automatically adjust to best fit that screen size. This ensures that your user is getting the best user experience possible, regardless of what screen size or device they are viewing your site on!
And that’s it!
Have a trend that you would like to specifically talk about, or maybe are a fan of other web design trends? Tell us about it in the comments below! Until next time, happy coding!