There is no way around it web design is changing. Since the moment we established a standard for designing a website, there was a certain pattern by which websites were made, and elements in it were arranged. It’s wasn’t far after that it all began to change as surpassing the competition was the only goal that didn’t lose priority. The progress is visible and undeniable but what can we actually expect to see in future years regarding web design?
Change in Priority
Let’s face it; everything is starting to look alike if there were any difference in the beginning. Every blog, homepage, and pattern for creating an appealing website consist of relatively same elements in it. There is a catchy headline, a well-arranged group of an object to click on and interact with and lastly, there is the attention-grabbing content. Thinking outside of the box, using creativity instead of following a previously established standard, that’s what will elevate web design to a whole new level. So instead of focusing on great visuals and presentation of an interface, all efforts will be directed into making the actual content better. This means more useful information in it and providing viewers what they want to read about.
The Beauty of Simplicity
Geometrical shapes are back. This is exactly the outside of the box thinking that we mentioned before. Instead of boring same-shaped objects, why not spice things up? People want to see something different, something that stands out. As long as it is not chaotic and confusing, adding shapes from triangles to hexagons and octagons to the interface will surely increase your traffic. And this isn’t just some assumption, as it is already starting to get the attention of many viewers.
The Return of GIFs
Up until now, GIFs had only a couple of uses where expressing emotions on social networks is one of them. But they can offer so much more than that. Implementing sophisticated animations with SVG and CSS into the concept of web design is already proving to be a promising idea. Inspiration is everywhere around us. If we even look at history, we’ll find some. For example, ancient China and the Terracotta Army. The first emperor of China thought it would be a good idea to create a clay army to pay tribute to the real one that vanquished other opposing armies. Every single one of these clay soldiers was signed by a laborer that created them, for purposes of tracking down the person responsible for possible mistakes. If in that system of mass production a single laborer could be tracked if the statue had any flaws, why shouldn’t this be possible with web design? Every single object that is to be created should bear a signature of the person that created that style. Soon enough everyone would have a signature technique for web design, and this would lead to further improvement as competitive motivation is a great way to inspire people to achieve greatness.