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5 Web Design Trends You Need To Try

Even though we’re well past the first half of 2017, there are still plenty of things that you can do in order to make the most of the year. This is applicable to web design as well, as there are trends right now that, if you have not tried yet, you certainly have to check out right now. Let’s take a look at 5 Web Design Trends that you simply need to try.

Now, it’s worth noting that these trends are not guaranteed to work with every project nor will they be suitable to the needs of every client. With these ideas, however, web designers could increase their store of concepts to choose from with trends that are gaining in popularity right now.

HUGE Typography

If you have been paying attention to the Homepage designs of recent websites, you would have noticed that a lot of them are going for these big, bold, and robust typography for their anchor texts. It immediately draws in the attention of the visitor to what the text is saying, which makes the message incredibly important.

What you need to remember when using this type of approach, however, is to keep everything else minimal and to make sure that the text itself is on point. It’s also best to keep it as short as possible. Try to go for a snappy slogan with a maximum of six words, if possible.

GIFs – High Quality, Entertaining GIFs

How you pronounce it does not matter. What does matter is that you add some high quality GIFs on your page that goes on a continuous loop. This is called a Cinemagraph and it is an increasingly popular method of making pages more animated and lively. There are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind, though.

First, do make sure that the GIF is of high quality, so it’s best if you can make it yourself. Second, try to keep the image as on-point and relevant as possible. Finally, the GIF should run smoothly, especially if it’s something that involves a lot of elements and colors.

Be All Over The Place

For years now, web designers were taught to keep their pages clean and organized. This mind-set has been so ingrained in web designing, in fact, that a lot of websites have started to look the same. To stand out, how about you go the opposite direction?

No, this doesn’t mean that you should just chuck every icon, image, text, and symbol you can come up with in a spinner and watch everything coalesce. Instead, try to think of what the page is supposed to represent and pick out relevant elements and put them through an overlapping structure where each icon or window represents the destination. Check out this design by Will Geddes to see to get a better idea of this approach.

Brilliant Gradient Transition

If you think web design has left bright gradients behind in the mid-2000s, you would be wrong. They are making a huge comeback and depending on how you make use of this brash two-tone attack, you could pull off the kind of web design that others can only envy. Try to keep the color clash to a minimum, though, and you should try going for a full-page attack to keep the visitors from getting color bombed.

Drawings, Paintings, Sketches And More

Have you visited a webpage recently where the first thing you notice is the gorgeous background that’s made up of intricately drawn images, landscape, or totems? If not, you might want to start paying attention. More and more companies, groups, and individuals are hiring professional artists to create unique, thematic pieces that they can use to represent their web pages.

From the perspective of a web designer, this would make for a huge opportunity to incorporate fresh design perspectives with the powerful strokes of an artist’s brush or pencil. What really makes this idea stand out from the rest of the trends on this list is how much personality it injects into any website that features such illustrations. Depending on the talent of the artist or the theme being created, a page could have a singular character with charm beyond that of ordinary websites.

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