Here’s what we think will be the 5 web design trends in the coming months and what features will be the websites made of in the coming months.
1) Sidebar, now occupies the entire page content
One one hand, websites will be created more like applications and on the other hand it will force us to simplify the layout and elements of the site. The sidebars even on larger screens will be favored over fixed horizontal menu or pop-up menu, while the content takes up the whole width of the page.
2) Fewer text, many images (and videos)
Thanks to the enormous success of infographics, web design such as graphic design texts leave room for elements of visual communication that allow us to communicate the message immediately. Now the texts are becoming shorter, accompanied by high quality images, graphs, maps, icons and buttons. And to tell stories and communicate more complex messages comes the video, also used as a background.
3) The flat design
Even Apple has abandoned the previous design trend with the introduction of iOS8 (although it has not yet changed the horrible menu of the website). The flat design trend should finally make websites with shadows and reliefs to be obsolete in favor of websites that are designed flat and clean.
4) Simple or monochrome palette
The flat design pushes the designer to simplify the elements and graphics of the site. So then in the new sites are very simple and often monochromatic palette will be used to further complement the flat design concept.
5) CMS and framework
Are the websites designed and developed from scratch dead? Of course not! But we can’t deny that many important projects are using CMS and framework and will definitely continue to see this feature in the coming months. Consider for example the websites made with WordPress or those based on Bootstrap or Foundation and how the use of CMS and framework can help speed development time and optimize results.
These are some of the trends that we are following this year and it will remain the same for next few months until 2015 arrives in style.