Web design trends keep undergoing exciting changes every year; let’s take a look at what 2017 has in store:
Though many virtual reality announcements were made last year, it is expected to make an impact on web design trends in this year. Both VR and 360° video can be incorporated into the web design to create an exciting and interactive experience. VR headsets have opened up the possibilities of how this technology can be adapted for common use.
Thanks to Pinterest, card design layouts are becoming increasingly popular and we can expect to see more of this in 2017. This design makes the website responsive, simple, flexible and better organized. For sites with large amounts of data, grid layouts are ideal, as they break down the information to lend greater accessibility.
Examples: Tumblr, Dribble, Vice.
Resorting to stock images may actually prove to be detrimental to your business. They reduce visitor trust, and are usually ignored. The demand for genuine high quality photographs will go up even more this year; include photos of actual employees and products on your site for a more authentic user experience.
Though bots aren’t likely to make a visual impact on web design, they are going to influence the way designers design websites. AI bots are becoming even more realistic, and this will empower businesses to automate not just communication but sales too. Conversational interfaces will allow brands to express various aspects of their personality and allow them to appear more human and approachable.