This year is a remarkable year for web design trends. Since every year the web design trends change, at the beginning of 2018, some new trends were emerged such as broken grid layouts, animations, fluid effects. Moreover, there are some web design trends from 2016 and 2017 still appearing on a large number of websites.
In order to compete with other web design and catch up with trends, it is important to apply the latest styles and methods. Here are some top emerging web design trends of 2018.
|A look at 2018’s top web design trends|
Top 1: Broken Grid Layouts
Broken grid layouts and asymmetrical was introduced in 2017, but this trend is still going strong in 2018. Grids help to establish an organized and reliable website. However, in 2018 web designers use a new layout that is taking over. These layouts blur the strict lines of standard grids, also images and text are mixed together more fluidly to catch customers’ attention and show a dynamic effect. Thus, a website with a unique experience will attract more customers and emphasize a brand’s visibility.
Top 2: Animations
Many websites are full of animations because they guide visitors to pay attention to certain information and to engage visitors in the web’s communication approach. During the experience on the web, smaller animations can engage the visitors more than particle animations. Animations can be integrated to work with scrolling, navigation or as the focal point of the website. For instance, graphics animate visitors while they are waiting for loading a page or when scrolling images moves. Animations give fun abstract visuals and meaningful interactions for visitors.
Top 3: Fluid Effects
Another web design trend that influences 2018 the most is fluid effects. This effect can give visitors a great experience while surfing the web due to a wide variety of 2D and 3D atmospheric (clouds, mist, fog, smoke or steam), pyrotechnic (fire, explosions or nuclear blasts), space and liquid effects (calm or rough oceans). Using fluid effects gives the page more unique and distinguishing effects such as floating objects on the ocean surface that will react to the motion of the water.
Top 4: Mobile Website
Nowadays, mobile browsing has surpassed desktop. Many people use a cell phone to do shopping that was a clunky process in the past. However, this trend comes along with some difficulties such as translating the page to mobile devices leads images and videos load incorrectly. In 2018, web designers put a lot of efforts to ensure that the design is compatible with many devices and improve the access to the website. In fact, the menu, pictures, and videos have minimized for a small screen.
Top 5: Typography
In past years, web designers use a handful of fonts that give the page unprofessional look. However, there is a wide array of different fonts and styles on the web pages nowadays. Due to the fact that typography is a powerful visual tool to set a tone on the website while conveying important information. With better devices resolutions web designers can create a different type of fonts that may attract more visitors and keep them surfing the website.