We have entered the year 2016 and we are yet to witness some evolving technologies and powerful tools used in the development of the website. Web development is a fast paced industry that has to keep up with the new trends and incorporate the changes in reflection to changing tastes of the users. Here we will discuss some of the things you must consider when designing a new website in 2016.
Scrolling and Vertical Patterns
In 2015 we have observed that mobile traffic to a website is becoming larger than desktop traffic. Therefore think of a design with vertical user flows and web scrolling, which will make it easier for the users to access the website through the small screen of their cell phones.
Card style interface emerged just recently, but gained immense popularity among the website users. A web developer should design their website using a card-style interface to keep information organized and engaging for the users.
Movie Style Sites
The website designers are more inclined towards the movie style sites. With better plug in and higher speed connections, it will be easier for the developers to include video clips on their website and giving the user a complete different experience of web surfing.
In 2015 you saw the moving elements and hero style animations used by the web developers. The trend is still popular this year and web you should consider using an animated user interface to engage the user and provide them with an element of surprise.
Apps and Mobile Interface
Since the advent of smart phones and the development of applications, the user interface is now used to create links between the user and device. The website therefore is not restricted for desktop users, but is now developed to be compatible with the devices such as tablets and mobile phones. For your new website consider creating good user interactions, through apps and mobile interface for a better user experience.
Typography and Color
We have witnessed a dramatic shift in the way typing is being used in websites and have seen the inclination towards simple fonts. This transformation of the typographic landscape will dominate year 2016 and web developers must use a big bold typeface to make their message readable and accessible to all. As for the colors, web developers should consider using the palette of 1980’s and play with big and brighter colors.
Illustrations and Sketches
Illustration and sketches have gained popularity among the site users and they prefer them over the HD pictures. This trend will grow in 2016 and website developers can use sketch style icons and illustration to make the whole experience of users fun and whimsical.
For 2016, consider using slides when developing your site. In comparison to last year, this year the slides are displayed on full screen rather than taking a small frame of the site. The slide refreshes with a new content, every time it is clicked, scrolled or moved within a set time and users can easily navigate their way through the pictures.