Website designing is all about giving your client something they need. This is the only way to keep them coming back for more. To do this you need to know what your target audience is craving for and how to put it across.
Here are website designing trends that will dominate 2019:
1. Three Dimensional Shadows
Shadows are not a new thing to web designing. However there have been new innovations that are taking them to a new level. These are tools that have made it possible to create more depth and illusion beyond the flat design of yester years. This has been made possible by new parallax and grid layouts.
2. Saturated Color Schemes
The world of color is being re-imagined with new, vibrant, and daring color schemes. Designers are moving from ‘web safe’ safe colors to supersaturated and lively shades. With technological advances, monitors and hand-held devices’ screens are now capable of reproducing these daring colors.
A mix of clashing colors and overlapping headers will attract the attention of visitors. With these schemes you can go for hard angles and slashes that were not possible in the past.
3. Particle Animations
Text overlaid on static background has its appeal but it is soon going to become a thing of the past. Particle backgrounds are now taking the center stage for many websites. These are eye popping animations that not only entertain but can also be used to convey messages to your users. These can be falling stars, smoke, rain, or even explosions. Brands can use these tools to further showcase their products seamlessly as visitors move from one page to another.
4. Optimization for Mobile Devices
If a website cannot be accessed or its Outlook clashes with mobile screens, it has a low chance of attracting visitors. Most people are now using their mobile devices to browse, shop and chat. A decent menu, submenu and sub-submenu tailored for small screens are the in-thing.
Here is one such software from 99designs that will enable you to craft your website for mobile interfaces.
5. Personalized Illustrations
From clipart to photos and now elaborate illustrations, custom illustrations are taking website designing trends to a new height. With custom images either made by hand or using online tools, you are now able to give your website a more targeted feel. A picture is worth a thousand words and with these illustrations you can communicate so much in a single frame.
Try FlowMapp, its makers advertises it as an “online tool for creating visual sitemaps and user flows that helps you to effectively design and plan user experience”.
6. Custom Fonts
Custom fonts are another way of keeping a website unique. We are talking of bold, innovative and catchy typography. These are fonts aimed at evoking the emotions of your visitors. These can be infused with images and other illustrations to give a website the right visual appeal.
In 2019 web designers are looking to sites for one of a kind calligraphy, handwritten, and bold or retro fonts, just to name a few.
7. Asymmetrical Layouts
This is a style that broke out in 2018 but it’s expected to continue with much zeal in 2019. The trend incorporates images, text and animations for a more experimental design. Symmetry has been the go to style for most sites, but, with time, millennials are finding this boring.
By using broken grid layouts and more jumbled up landing pages you give a website aesthetics and originality. You may have to inquire from your client first about what they are going for; asymmetry works for chic and upcoming startups who want an ‘awe’ factor, on the other hand traditional companies may not be ready to deviate from symmetrical layouts.
8. Web Animation
Add a little sense of wonder and fun into your web designs by using animations in landing and content pages. These can be GIFs of cats falling off tables or playful animations of a company’s products. This will make a site eye catching and keep customers engaged as they browse through. These can be made free of charge.
From clever use of shadows and integrating animations to optimizing sites for mobile phones, website design continues to evolve and 2019 won’t be any different. Expect new and exciting innovations to hit the market with digital agencies pushing the limits. The above list is just a sneak peek of new tools that have made their mark and continue to revolutionize web designing.