Website designs expected in future
Every year new trends and techniques emerge in the field of web designing. The transition is quite gradual and often the industry logically tends to veer towards providing information on-site in the most consumable style. Target audiences decide the trends that best suits their purposes and the talented web designers just roll with the tide. However, a concise prediction of the upcoming trends in the future of web design can help you get ready for a website design overhaul in the future. In addition, it can provide a summarized checklist for you to check your existing and upcoming website designs for missing features that you can add. You can also check for too much clutter and opt to streamline the site by eliminating some of the features that might be pulling the focus of your audience from the most important purposes of your site.
Responsive site design trend
Responsive sites have been gaining momentum for the entirety of 2013 and the response to this feature shows equal promise in the coming year as well. Multi screen platforms are a norm with most audiences. A person might now have access to a tablet, mobile or laptop platform and prefer to surf the websites on any of the given platforms. It is not just possible to stick to any one design criteria. So if you are designing a new website from scratch, seriously consider investing in a repsonisve scripting for your site design.
Mobile site addition to existing static sites
While responsive sites are the go-to trend now, some sites might have an already established platform and no plans of redesigning the entire site from scratch in the near future. What’s the persisting problem in this case is that the site might be losing its mobile audience to any of the niche competitors who might have a mobile response provision for their target consumers. To remedy the situation, an easier option might be adding a mobile site option right on the main site, so that that you do not have to lose your mobile viewers, while still keeping your site live throughout the new design process.
Parallax scrolling feature for multipage view
This is a dramatic new feature, which has real potential of turning your plain website into a snazzier more modern platform. With parallax, scrolling you can give your viewers a choice of scrolling through multiple pages on your site on the same screen space. They can thus use the feature to compare and contrast various products or services on your different pages. This trend will allow the pages to appear on a range of transparencies as a foreground-background concept. It will be possible to scroll through both the foreground and background page at the same time. This trend is expected to boom for major eCommerce portals and media sites.
Shift towards flat and light design
Flat design has been gaining speed slowly in the industry, yet some designers remain conflicted over the idea of it. The flat website design does not use any gradients or shadows to give layers or depth to the website. One of the disadvantages is that this might make the design seem too simplistic. This is another reason why the acceptance of the concept has remained low key in the industry. However, as a major advantage, this can reduce your website’s design size enormously. This will give you a huge competitive boost with a lighter site with faster loading time. This trend will definitely make a huge impact by the middle of the coming year.
Regardless of the number of trends that you do apply on your site, one thing remains common for most of the web portals for the coming year. Media queries will remain at the heart of the changes in design. In addition, most webmasters should consider their analytical data and target audience trends to decide which device resolutions they should consider serving their design on.