Are you planning to redesign your site or make a new one? Check out these 4 web design trends that intrigued me:
1. Parallax scrolling
Parallax scrolling is a practical use of the parallax effect in web design. Simply put, this is a technique in which the background images of a web page move more slowly than the text itself or the foreground images as the page scrolls. This allows you to evoke the illusion of a third dimension in 2D graphics – depth.
Proper use of this technique can enliven a redesigned website. But it depends on the experience of the web designer whether he can implement it properly. An example of a well-used parallax effect can be madwell.com. This is a parallax effect on cursor movement:
2. Masonry layout
This is the placement of web page elements (most often articles or images) in the position where they most optimally fill the available space. The result is similar to the placement of stones in the masonry. The English name “Masonry layout” is derived from this, which can be freely translated as a masonry layout.
A typical representative who has also made a significant contribution to the popularity of this trend is the Pinterest image sharing site:
3. Infinite scrolling
Infinite scrolling is a technique that caters to web users because there is no need to click on other pages – when scrolling content to the bottom of the page, additional content is automatically loaded “indefinitely”. Hence the English name infinite scrolling – endless scrolling.
Another advantage of this web design technique for users is the higher loading speed of the website, as instead of loading the whole page, only the required part is dynamically loaded. Typical sites using this technique are sites like facebook and twitter:
4. Flat design
This is a minimalist type of design, where the website uses only elements that do not create the illusion of a 3D effect (that is, no shadows, textures and transitions). It is the opposite of Skeumorphic design. Only simple elements are used in this type of design.
The advantage of a flat design is that the pages that use it look simple, clear, readable and look just as good regardless of the type of device or screen resolution.
The disadvantage may be its distance from the elements that mimic the real world – this is reflected, for example, in the buttons on the website – as they do not have shading and may be more difficult for users to recognize.
Flat design, ie flat design in English, is currently popular, so it is possible to find many sample sites on the Internet. An example is the get.foundation page:
Webdesign trends of the future?
I liked these trends. I am curious how the world of web design will continue to evolve. I have sketched them only briefly, each of them deserves its own article. If you know of any other interesting trends, I’d love for you to share them in the comments.
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