2014 is here and it’s a great year to adapt ourselves to the latest web design patterns used worldwide. Nowadays, web designers are quickly adapting themselves to the innovative design patterns, which not only provide a highly rich and satisfying user experience, but gives designers an edge in this responsive world. Given below are the top 10 web design trends of 2014.
Content is Always the King
Before we move into the design patterns, it is worthwhile to mention that in order to make a web site appealing, it has to be equipped with great quality content. A quality content presented in an interactive way is much more engaging than a great design with fluffy information.
Illustrations convey a message more than words can do and customized illustration brings uniqueness to a website. Nowadays, designers are frequently using Vector Graphics and Hard Drawn Illustrations in order to bring the beauty and raw aesthetic sense to the website. In fact, some of great designers create a complete layout based on these illustrations alone.
Big and Bold Tagline
Big is Beautiful! Imagine you visit a site and can’t find what the site is all about. Recent web design trends use Big and Bold tagline or one liner text generally in their banners or in their home page to let visitors quickly know the genre of their website. From website to mobile apps, everyone loves to be welcomed by a big and bold letters of meaningful identity.
Recently Videos or Motion graphics started replacing static graphics and texts. With the advent of the HTML5 Canvas Video, it has gradually replaced the use of Flash. Just view this website to have a glimpse of the fantastic parallax video layout used. Video adds dynamism to the website which alone texts and images can’t do well.
Crystal Clear Design
A clean and tidy page is easier to navigate and understand than a page filled with graphics and texts everywhere. Just have a view of some of the minimalistic layouts here . Designers are fast moving into minimalistic design for clean and better looking websites. You just need to keep the essential elements on the website and diminish the futile ones.
Flat Design can be defined as a design which depicts simplicity, honesty and clarity on the web design. Flat design uses bold texts and parallax scrolling rather than using any kind of dimensions, shadows or textures. Here are examples of great flat design websites.
More and more designers are experimenting with new typographies and rendering them with new personalities. These fonts add more pizazz than the boring serif and sans serif fonts. Nowadays designers literally play with different types of fonts and enhance them with their artistic capabilities.
Menus Sliding Out
Slide Out Menus allows us to view the website content without much distraction. It adds a crisp outlook to the website. These kind of menus can be toggled as and when required without affecting the flow of our reading.
A Scroll That May Never End
Scrolling a websites is easier than clicking on links and menus. The, latest techniques of parallax design organizes content is such a way that lets people easily digest and understand the contest by scrolling from top to bottom. Long scrolling websites makes us easy to forget that we are scrolling through a lot of information.
Last But Not the Least: Responsive Design
In 2014 the website will begin to be designed especially for mobile devices. Things like logos, icons, images, scrolling etc. are created keeping in mind the mobile design. The trend of using CSS3 media queries (sometimes through preprocessors) has gradually increased starting the year 2014.
Hope you have found these trends worthy. Thanks for reading.