Graphic And Web Design Trends 2016 – What Are the Top Ones To Look Out For?
1. Imagery Web Design Trend: Large Background Images -Stock photos still play a major role in digital communication, whether it’s an eCommerce store, portfolio or blog. “Users pay close attention to photos and other images that contain relevant information but ignore fluffy pictures used to “jazz up” Web pages.” – Nielsen Norman Group.
2. Personal Branding Trend In WebDesign - Personal branding exists whether you focus on it or not. Your identity and your image (how you are perceived by other people) are very different. “Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room” – Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon
3. Mobile First Websites - Web usage patterns are changing and statistics cannot be ignored if you want to succeed in today’s market. Every third website visitor now uses a mobile device and websites that do not offer mobile optimized versions are causing an unpleasant experience and eventually losses money as users tend to abandon the website if it doesn’t render well on mobile device. “The number of people using mobile devices outstripped people on desktop computers in 2014.” – Jim Edwards, Business Insider, April 2014
4. One Page (Single Page) Web Design Trend - Scrolling is winning over clicking due to the changing web browsing patterns. As mentioned earlier, mobile device usage growth has influenced the way websites are designed nowadays. With smaller screens and super natural touch scrolling movement, people prefer to scroll around instead of clicking on the links and waiting for the content to appear.