Top Web Design Trends in 2018
As we used to spend more and more time on the World Wide Web, keeping updated with the latest trends of web becomes a must for both ordinary users and web designers.
In this article, we will see how web graphic trends are evolving with time and how technology is transforming our current user experience design.
Trend for Bold Typography blended with Clean Layouts
In 2018 web graphic designers will be taking mobile users into consideration while designing for web. Web pages load time can be reduced to bare minimum by employing cleaner and minimal layouts instead of complex or flashy UI elements. Bold and Catchy headlines and calls to action can be generated by making best use of negative space. No more 3D and animation aspects will be taken into account until or unless required as per context.
Sticky Elements and Menu on to the Bottom
Hamburger menus are though in trend, but many web designers are now switching to tab-based navigations on web page bottom. This is due to the fact that majority of folks are getting used to bottom navigation icons on their gadgets and tablets. Users will follow sticky call to action elements during page scrolls, which will increase chances of conversions.
Modular Layouts and Grids
Modular layouts are already in limelight. Web Designers take advantage of them to structure web content elements e.g. text, visuals in a quest to create a theme or story in harmony. With a trend towards geometric shapes too websites in 2018 will also take into account mosaic grids and chaotic card layouts. Many web designs will comprise irregular yet mobile-friendly geometrical shapes and patterns.
Lengthy Content Forms
Current Search Engine Optimization incorporates website designs “below the fold” so no more issues for inducting lengthy content forms.
The Smart Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs)
No more love for JPGs, PNGs, and GIFs due to slowness of webpages download time associated with these formats. SVGs are best alternatives as image quality is not compromised even on scaling to a mobile screen.
Increased Exposure via Gradients
Photo merging by placing one monochrome image on top of another, along with colored shades the gradients phenomenon will again hit webpages.
As Illustrations and icons also load fast and add more to the flair to web graphic design we will see some artwork and sketches this year in web design.
These are some of the trendsetters that top web designers will take advantage of this year to make the most of user design experiences for engaging users and generating sales.