It’s that time of the year again when we sit down to review what happened over the months gone by, and start laying down plans for the upcoming years. And just like others, it is also important for designers like you and me to look forward and understand what 2015 has in store for us. There will be some changes which will amaze you while others that you already had an idea about. The New Year will surely have some surprises in store.
Discussed below are some such 2015 design trends that’ll tell you that website design industry is changing, and for the good.
Scroll More, Click Less
Gone are the times when your brand story was fragmented into different pages over the site. Yes, these old school sites might have some great SEO value, but they prove to be a dud when it comes to performing on mobile phones and tablets. Scrolling on these devices is easier as compared to clicking. Keeping that in mind, in the coming year we will predominantly see scrolling panels or single page sites that’ll win over the mobile crowd.
Feel the ‘Flat’
Though flat design isn’t a new trend, but it will be on a tremendous rise over the next year. 2015 will be all about keeping it simple, silly. Outdated patterns, textures, shadows, gradients, and bubbles will make way for sweet and simple flat design. As people are increasingly accessing websites using handheld devices, designers are keen to come up with interfaces that look minimalistic and suave on flat screens.
It’s Time to respond to “Responsive”
It’s no secret that mobile internet usage is already touching new heights, and in the coming years it will completely overtake the conventional device usage. While most businesses opt for two separate sites – one for the mobile users and other for the web – it will mean extra effort and more expenditure. So 2015 will see a surge in the websites which will be both impressive and responsive.
Let Pictures do the Talking
A picture is worth a thousand words, and 2015 will prove that for sure. You will see full-size images adorning the homepage. Utilizing the power of these images, we will find more and more websites adopting a design layout where text will be used in overlay. This will be an excellent idea of marketing idea to web users.
Typography will be in Reign
Are you still stuck with the classic Times New Roman? It’s time to have fresher perspective on typography. Typographic art is increasingly becoming a part of mainstream web design. Small businesses can now access cost-effective and amazing high-quality fonts. Rich fonts will continue to reign the design trends 2015.
Though we don’t have a crystal ball to predict the future of website design industry, but these were some suggestive predictions based on web design trends that were prevalent in 2014. Do you think we missed out on something? Do let us know in the comments section below.