As the season moves into spring, 2015 will suddenly come to a close. With only 3 months left in 2015, 2016 will bring along a whole new batch of fads, fashions, trends and viral sensations to online marketing.
Web design is no exception either, so to help you prepare for 2016, here is what you can expect to see more of in the year ahead.
You may have seen these already on newer websites: it is three simple horizontal lines, which are described as a hamburger. You’ll often see these in the right-hand corner of a website featuring this type of menu.
The function the hamburger has is a menu with a dropdown of the various categories on the website. it is a simple menu icon and matches the minimalist tendencies cleaner websites aim for.
Ease Of Signing Up
Getting people to sign up to your website is highly valuable. By creating less friction in the signup process, the more sign ups you will get.
Popular trends to remove the friction is to allow people to signup with their social media (Facebook) account, allowing you access to various pieces of information right from the get go. But no spaming, as this is the fastest way to get your email and domain blacklisted.
The cost of animation creation is decreasing and as a result, animations are appearing on websites in various ways.
A loading screen can be a fun way to incorporate an animation or ecommerce stores can create animations of products. Of course, animations were originally used to help build the story of your company and are becoming a useful way to display your message.
Googleï¿½s Material Design
Flat design is a web design theme that is well entrenched, Google however released ï¿½material designï¿½ earlier this year and while it did not create a massive stir, their lite version released in July is turning heads.
Material design adds depth and shadow to your web design, making it look 3D like and creates an extra layer of quality to your site.
There is nothing more frustrating than getting onto a website and realising it doesnï¿½t function properly on your mobile device. While most sites that are released are mobile responsive, responsiveness can and will be improved in the next year to provide the best user experience for all.
The trends in web design will change from year to year, you can apply this through to anything in life. Not all trends need to be followed, but keep an eye out for the most popular web design trends, they are trending because they deliver results.
Looking to step up your Gold Coast web design in 2016? Alinga are always keeping up with the latest trends in web design and are happy to answer any questions about web design. Contact them today.