The ever growing digital world has over 1.8 B web applications and 200 million active websites till date. Each day thousands of new websites are added in the World Wide Web to intensify the competition.
Every New Year promises to bring modern innovations, new ideas, and new web development initiatives that is deserved; from current developments in artificial intelligence to machine learning. In terms of software technology, everything is so unpredictable and variable. Let us discuss the biggest web design trends in 2020.
1) DARK MODE:
Dark mode web designs not only look Ultramodern, but they’re easy on the eyes and make colors and design elements pop.Sometimes the most visually stunning web design trends have practical beginnings. Dark themes are better for OLED screens, saving power and extending screen lifespans but that utility doesn’t stop them from looking good. Dark backgrounds improve the visibility of other accent colors for truly dynamic design.
2) MIXING PHOTOGRAPHY WITH GRAPHICS:
Overlapping original graphics on top of real photographs creates a memorable visual, which lends itself to letting your creativity go wild. This collage-like trend is a versatile one; you can use it to add a special cuteness and charm to otherwise bland product photo (TSP stoneware, above), or you can use its more serious attributes to better communicate complicated or abstract concepts like tech or finance. It’s a way to customize your imagery and add more personality (a reoccurring trend in 2020) to your web design.
3) IMMERSIVE 3D ELEMENTS:
Until VR becomes more mainstream and cost-effective, hyper-realistic 3D that’s often taking up the whole screen is the best way to create an immersive experience for your site. That’s not just an advantage for visuals, but for UX as well, interactive 3D design encourages users to stay longer. As 2020 unfolds, expect to see more immersive 3D web designs drawing users in and visually breaking down the boundaries between digital space and reality.
4) ULTRA MINIMALIST NAVIGATION
With the rise of wearable devices like smartwatches, web design in general is thinking smaller. Over the last few years, navigation has been getting simpler and simpler to accommodate extremely small devices and even smaller attention spans.Extremely minimalist navigation takes away much of the difficulty in usability. The less a user has to think about moving around, the more time they spend immersed in the site.At the same time, imagery is becoming more important. Large-scale photos and videos are your chance to impress users while only using the bare minimum of text.
5) MOTION DESIGN
The implementation of “motion design”. One of the most trivial examples is adding GIF-animations to familiarize with the main characteristics. This way of presenting information is much more efficient than textual or even pictorial. The advantage of gif over video in faster loading, which is also very important when working with the site.
With those annoying 2010s coming to a close, at the brink of this new decade web designers are simultaneously looking to the future and to the past for inspiration. And thanks to this multitude of opposing design trends, movements and styles it’s safe to say that web design in 2020 will be full of surprises.