Web Design Trends in 2017 That You Can’t Afford to Miss Out!

Web Design Trends in 2017 That You Can’t Afford to Miss Out!

Until very recently, the world of web designers was dominated by static, closed and symmetric compositions. 2016 saw many websites breaking away from the trend. 2017 is expected to see more positive attempts being made in this domain. Websites will see a distribution of elements in a new way. Find out about some of the upcoming web design trends for 2017.

Rich Typography

Until recently, the entire internet was dominated by simple neo-grotesque styles such as Helvetica, Roboto, Lato and Open Sans. 2017 will see a wide range of typefaces coming back into use, such as serif typefaces being used with non-serif typefaces for contrasts. In websites, Typography is seeing a lot of changes. Texts are being broken into animations; individual letters, varied effects and images, and designers are placing videos on them. More brave experimentations can have an impact on expanding diversity, when it comes to web typography.

The year 2016 saw the rule of symmetry being broken, and this has dominated the industry for many years. Many designers have developed asymmetric layouts not balanced perfectly on the right and left sides.

More Diversity

Designers have developed compositions that are more dynamic and come with more numbers of intersecting diagonal lines or those based on more organic or complex shapes.

Apparent Chaos

From 2016, while projects were being analyzed, it became prominent that chaos is just apparent. Still, layouts are based on classically contrasting sizes, textures, colors, forms etc. All that has changed is the location of various elements as well as balancing the dependency between these. At present, items like paragraphs, icons or headers are more frequently deployed. Although these are a section of a single theme block, these tend to be split apart and are kept at a sufficient distance from each other. These have varied paddings and these are not aligned to any of the edges of the container.

Richer Patterns and Background

There are increasingly more numbers of patterns and backgrounds being used in the domain of web design, such as dot, small dashes or stripes. The grid pattern is particularly common, and it is treated like a frame for other sections of the layout. Such kinds of elements are moved on a grid over the parallax principle and are often organized in a chaotic way.

Asymmetry

The year 2016 saw the rule of symmetry being broken, and this has dominated the industry for many years. Many designers have developed asymmetric layouts not balanced perfectly on the right and left sides.

More Diversity

Designers have developed compositions that are more dynamic and come with more numbers of intersecting diagonal lines or those based on more organic or complex shapes.

Decorative Details

The approach to details has also recently undergone a change. This is a slow departure from the raw, minimalistic Form Follow Function. These come with numerous other elements that only come with decorative purposes. Separators and Underscores are being shifted. Buttons are being created less often. Some websites have them designed as shifted, soft dashes while others have button style in the form of amazing hovers.

Grid Pattern

This type of pattern does not make use of characteristic movements. When used in a few websites, it comes with an extremely specific purpose – and can make the movement of every element logical. It lets rationalizing of unconventional decisions and offers solutions to questions. It develops a sense of rhythm and justifies its violations at the same time.

Use of Animations Between Different Sections

It is not new to use animations on websites. Animations are rich, and this quality helps in eliminating the strict division of pages into sections. At the time of scrolling, a website changes smoothly. Content appears and disappears with soft animation. Designers are investing more thought into the sequences of animation transitions. These are not simply random effects between content blocks, but staged narratives in which every element comes at a scheduled time. Ever since the time they have been created, animations are parts of websites and not a detail that is added casually.

Exciting animations serve to enrich basic layouts. These provide web pages with new value and a touch of uniqueness. These create a smooth and beautiful structure on various websites, and are an essence of many web projects.

Monospaced Typefaces

2017 is expected to witness a use of proportional typefaces that are generally related with typewriters. These can be observed on various websites.

Serif Typefaces

Using serif typefaces in signatures or paragraphs as well as in large headlines is extremely common. Those with larger decorative value, especially, are used often. Didot or Bodoniare other typefaces that are extremely popular.

Geometric Typefaces

Sans serif geometric typefaces are becoming increasingly popular. For example, those like Montserrat and Poppins that are being found in the Google Library and the classics like Proxima Nova, ITC Avant Garde and Futura, are getting more distinctive as compared to the neo-grotesque, invisible ones. A thicker weight is used to achieve an expressive and aggressive character.

Contrasting Pairing of Typefaces

Harmonious, soft typeface pairing will be put away for stronger contrast. Reinforcing of expressive combinations is being done for a high contrast between text sizes. Decorative, large serif typefaces would be blended with basic geometric typefaces, just like A Serif typefaces were paired in paragraphs with geometric fonts.

Larger Letter Sizes in Paragraphs

2017 will also see the use of letters of larger sizes in paragraphs. In the last few years, 10px typefaces were more common and many print designers used this technique. However, 14px typefaces are going to be the used more in the coming days, to ensure a more readable size. Larger typefaces are particularly popular where the use of Serif typefaces is concerned.

Dimmer Tones

Varied colors were used by designers in 2016. However, 2017 will see a subtle propensity to move towards dimmer tones. Websites in fully white tones are getting less popular, with designers preferring to use gradations of patterns, gray or textures. These days, it is becoming commoner to develop darker sites, where the background is filled by dark or black gradation. However, sometimes these can create a little bizarre and gloomy ambience. Although it is difficult to expect that the use of diverse colors will go away in 2017, dimmer tones will come up more.

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