Hello dear readers–how has your 2017 been so far? We hope you are doing great! Today’s post is about the top 5 web design trends for 2017.
As we all know, the internet is an immensely creative space where design, technologies and development strategies evolve rapidly. Monitoring trends can be useful to keep yourself updated on what’s in and what is not in 2017.
Trend No.#5: Clever use of bold font and whitespace.
Less is more. Increasingly, designers are making use of bolder fonts and less words to make more concise and powerful statements.
The idea is as follows: When a visitor comes to their website, they will see bold, outstanding fonts that immediately capture their attention. The design of the landing page will be such that the concise message will “pop”.
Some examples are as follow:
Trend No. #4: Use of bright colours and gradients.
Have you noticed that more and more companies are using bright colours and beautiful gradients in their logos? Some examples of logos include Instagram, Hyperlapse and Boomerang.
Some examples of websites include:
Pretty eye-catching, yes!
Trend No. #3: Flexbox
The Flexible Box– alternatively known as the Flexbox— is an efficient and clever method to distribute and align digital space in a container, even when the size of the space is unknown.
This means that when you are viewing content on mobile, the content will not appear in a weird manner even if the content is dynamic. The flexbox container will automatically expand or shrink the content proportionately to available space, or make them smaller to prevent overflow.
Flexbox can now be used seamlessly with all modern browsers–it now responds to browser window changes quickly. Say goodbye forever to overflow and an unpleasant online reading experience!
Trend No. #2: Increasing use of bots for conversation.
There was and will be the increasing trend of designers using bots or artificial intelligence (A.I) for conversation in 2017. These bots behave rather similarly as human beings–and yes, you can normally not tell the difference!
Trend No.#1: Web design that fights against fake news.
The 2016 USA presidential campaign highlighted how the extremely biased websites, misinformation and fake news can influence voting decisions and influence elections results. Related to Trend No. 2 is the question: Can bots fight fake news? The answer however, is not affirmative.
Web designers, developers and content creators have tried to solve this problem of misinformation worldwide. Here are some examples:
- Facebook and Google are actively taking steps to fight “fake news”. Here are the 7 steps Facebook is taking to help fight unverified information. Google also imposed a ban on fake news site from advertising on the search engine portal.
- More journalists have started to include a page describing their “journalist ethics” as part of their web design.
- The popular Twitter Account “Saved You a Trick” highlights dubious or contradictory news stories to the masses, saving them time.
What do you think of these 5 design trends of 2017–will you be following some of them yourself?
We hope you have enjoyed today’s post!