If you are due for a refresh or a complete redesign of your site, it’s a great idea to have an idea not only what’s considered new and exciting in website design, but also what just works better technologically.
For 2015 there are some holdovers, and also a lot of evolvers, as what we are able to do technologically catches up with the ideas. An example would be how the concept of Flat Design evolved into Material Design.
Let’s take a look at what’s trending for website design in 2015.
5 Web design trends you will see a lot of in 2015
Responsive design – While this may be viewed as an old trend, the reality is that it’s now become the norm, and what’s more, with Google announcing that on April 21st, 2105 they will begin penalizing sites that aren’t mobile optimized in the search results there is a great incentive.
Huge images – Having large, evocative images adorn our pages has never been easier to do. With better bandwidth availability and image compression it doesn’t have to slow your pages loads down. This is helping to make the visual component of your pages so much more interesting!
Choose scrolling over clicking – The trend toward longer pages, especially in mobile, continues to make inroads. Eliminating the need for the user to constantly click away to find the content they want makes for a better experience, decreases page load time, and encourages interaction.
More choice in typography – It wasn’t so long ago that if you wanted a custom font for your web pages you were required to pay a hefty price. No longer. Many more choices are available now, with the free Google fonts leading the way here.
The arrival of Semi-flat design – It seems as if flat design has now grown up and is now become known as “semi-flat”, or “Material design”. (Google’s term) This has come to pass through the use of subtle gradients, layering, and sometimes animation, making for a rich user experience.