Technology never ends in the word of designing. It exists because it earns the user attraction. Every year starts with new technology probably, as this year huge adaptation of responsive designing is in use. Lots of website owners are converting their websites into responsive layout. Responsive designing is a huge browsing improvement in mobile or smart devices. With so many benefits, responsiveness has a drawback of same style of many website having similar look. It doesn’t mean responsive designing is no more in use. But, it will be in its place adapting more extra features and there are other so many new designing ways in the coming years and the following predictions we are going to discuss for 2016 are:
- Flat Design or Semi Flat Design
- Alternative to Flat Design
- Access to Dramatic Typefaces
- Use of Grid
- Custom Drawn Illustrations
- Page Height Reduction
Flat or Semi Flat Designing
Flat designing has gradually morphed within the last few years to semi flat website designing and style. Later than the invention of windows it launched its Metro style, the design and style world evolved into inundated with this trend. Regrettably, the flat designing functionality pitfalls and that trend have slowly morphed in semi-flat design and style, largely partially due in order to both Apple’s and android’s releases using this style. By developing depth and dimension using card or tile methods, slight shadows, and well-thought out transitions to help guide and orient users, semi-flat design and style aims to reduce the conditions flat design and style had made.
Alternative to Flat Design
The new style language called “Material Design” launched by Google last year, for the designs that appear realistic to a user. Focusing on UX, clear and modernistic designing is its main goal. Material Design, on the other hand, makes use and allows more depth and shade as compare to flat designing. Basically Material Design is for apps development. So that recently Google announce “Material Design Lit” which is more suitable for websites using HTML, JS, and vanilla CSS and it is also lightweight when it comes to the code. Without any particular framework, Material Design Lit has wide variety of front end tools for designers for advanced level websites development and its layout.
Not so unique but its features also will be unique in coming year of 2016. Basically Parallax is the type of effects that applied to the movement and speed of background image. Greek word Parallax has meaning alternative. Parallax designing is the combination of two trends: Single Page Design and Scrolling. With the simple vertical designing in Parallax, it keeps content of a page in proper narrative order in a vertical design presents one pager website.
Technology of cinema-graphs exists from 2011 but not so famous in use of designing a webpage. It is a little motion in a picture, presents the whole theme, without consuming extra bandwidth. It also not just a simple picture but provides something more than a picture. In the upcoming year of 2016, advance technology of cinema-graphs designing will appear in lots of websites probably. It adds an additional layer of wonder, magic, and stylishness in a webpage which enhances its desire mood as well.
The term of typography is based on webpage content and its font. With the responsive feature, typography enables user to read the best quality writing content. The primary purpose of typography is its being used for more than just readability and legibility. For dramatic typefaces, Google Fonts present free font collection with changeable weights, styles, families etc, there is certain to be numerous typefaces that are appropriate for any website dramatic typefaces.
Use of Grid
A website layout in style of grid or title and can be applied to website portfolios, blogs-roll, and bulletin board sections. So the use of grid or tiles view is more suitable and will be exist in new layouts of a websites.
Custom Drawn Illustrations
Having a custom illustration created specific to your business will help to give you competitive edge while also displays your business standards and persona across in a distinctive way. Using custom drawn illustration help make clear visually the endowed service by a company’s website. The drawing for illustration started as a sketch with a pencil or technical drawing, and then was taken into Photoshop tool to apply texture and other graphics designing elements.
A website design illustration within way or term of storytelling can be more descriptive for a visitor. Storytelling can be quite a compound attempt. Suppose a service you are describing through webpage and with popup pictures you are describing the page more in a sequence. In this way of Storytelling layout presents a webpage design attractive and more descriptive in user point of view.
We can say that, this feature in a website design merges the other graphics designing features that we use to describe a web page in a one glance. It is being used increasingly to improve a site’s storytelling, making the understanding more interactive and engaging. Yes or No? A designer can say it YES! Although animation is a different term but describes the page theme. Animation has two main groups:
- Small Scale Animation
- Large Scale Animation
In small scale, without any user input command, it includes loading bars, hover tools, and spinners. On the other hand large scale animation has primary interaction with popup notification or parallax scrolling.
Page Height Reduction
It will be more of anticipation over a prediction. The typical belief around right now is that it trend involving more top to bottom scrolling and less clicking will keep grow. Personally I believe this is a terrible experience. A layman like using scrolling in order to phase with small parts of content or induce animations, but he/she dislike it as a technique to view a whole site.
Itching my head, I am thinking more about web and graphics designing trends, but hopefully above discussed topics or predictions will give more improvement in the world of designing.