Designers have to follow different trends related to web design, since it is their part of the job. Remaining updated with the latest trends is what they should be proactive with, due to a constantly shifting era of web design. There have been so many articles written on web design trends to keep an eye on this year. However, let us look at 8 unconventional trends, not talked much about, but are surely going to play an important role in redefining web design in 2017.
1. Open Composition
Until today there were conventional compositions seen in web design arena with the likes of static, symmetric, and closed ones. However, 2017 opens the doors to open compositions wherein elements are loosely suspended, giving a feel of existence even beyond the monitor screen reach. The examples of such designs can be seen at booneselections.com, durimel.io, or romainpsd.com.
2. Asymmetrical Layout
This is something that rose to popularity in 2016 breaking all bonds of symmetrical design. Such layouts are not balanced on any one side, and hence appear imbalanced from both left and right sides. A good example is durimel.io.
3. Diagonal Diversity
Nowadays designers are craving for bringing more diversity in web design by bringing in diagonal lines ranging from simple one line shapes to more complex shapes. The websites showcasing such diagonal appearances are poigneedemainvirile.com, or residente.com.
4. Mid-air Components
Geometrical figures flying in mid-air in a suspended manner makes the website decorative in nature with elements overlapping one over another. Herein, photos get overlapped by text, images overlap one another, and gigantic headlines are decorated with thin delicate separators. The examples of such websites are melanie-f.com, melville-design.com, or olivierbernstein.com.
5. Richer Elements In Background
Interestingly you now have too many background patterns with grids present in the background, or layout elements framed. Additionally, movable elements move over the grid through parallax principle. Such websites with striking backgrounds include sparkbit.pl, or cappen.com.
6. Grid Patterns
Grid patterns are getting prominence with sites like werkstatt.fr. Additionally, there are more different kinds of grid patterns like the ones used at maisonullens.com, or klimov.agency, wherein there is a logical element moving with ease.
7. Decorative Appearance
The approach to details has changed drastically, moving the trend from minimalism to detailing. This includes geometrical figures flying across the page, or detached rickety icons, executed well at riccardozanutta.com. You can even check out shifting separators or underscores, like at bouguessa.com. In fact you can have glitches and noises on sites like kikk.be, or bigyouth.fr.
8. Animations In Between Narratives
Website animations are not something you should be surprised to hear. It also does not represent minimalism due to the space it occupies. However, animation makes the web design so interactive eliminating the need of page sections divided into a number of sections. Such websites go through a smooth change when scrolled slowly and gradually. Even the content appears and disappears alternatively through an ultra soft animation. The sequence of the series of animations should not be random but a well thought out one.
Looking at sites like stylenovels.com, NationalGeographic.com, Cuberto.com, or skarv-fashion.com, you can comprehend these animations following a logical flow from start to finish, rather than just following a casual approach of random details. Simple layouts get enriched by exciting animations leading to page uniqueness, by reinstating overall site value.
There are so many trends ready to change the scenario of web design, allowing web designers to touch new heights of usability and inspiration. The ones we have discussed above are not just unconventional, but will also give you an edge over your competitors because of their unexplored terrain.
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