Website Design Trends for 2015
Well, we’re coming to the end of a long and busy year. Web design is a fast-evolving discipline, and the past twelve months have seen an abundance of change in the internet’s aesthetic landscape. The changes are going to keep coming thick and fast for the foreseeable future, so here are greensplash’s predictions for new design trends likely to emerge and evolve in website creation throughout 2015!
Responsive at Last
We are well aware that people have been making this prediction for the past two years, but 2015 is going to be the year that the mobile phone becomes the leading technology for browsing the web. This means that if your website is not responsive yet, it is going to be extremely difficult for the majority of visitors to browse it from next year.
Not only is responsive design going to be necessary following mobile browsing’s increase in popularity, but the scope and implementation of responsive design will be completely re-imagined. Consumer technology is undergoing something of a revolution at the moment, with an increasing number of appliances boasting web connectivity. Therefore, responsive design will have to evolve to keep pace with the numerous Smart Watches, Smart TVs and Smart everything else poised to hit the market next year.
Flat Design Continues to Grow
Although sometimes unfavourably linked with the design choices made for the Windows 8 UI, flat design has had a huge influence on website design over the past year, and this looks due to continue. The minimalist aesthetic of flat design does lend a very clear appearance and obvious user journey to a website, which is why its popularity is likely to keep growing through the next year.
Images will be BIGGER
The gigantic image banner on a website’s homepage is here to stay. As a stylistic device, it neatly announces a company’s brand image and purpose to the world, and tends to work effectively on tablets and Smart Phones.
The Rise of the Designer
Unfortunately, the time of the hard-coding developer is coming to an end. Every month, pre-built website platforms get considerably better, and the fact is that the days of a developer sitting down and crafting an entire website from scratch are coming to an end. Moving forward, the designer will be king of the website world, being able to create complete websites themselves using pre-designed functionality. Everything’s about the aesthetic moving forward.
Web Font Revolution
Font selection on websites will get more interesting. Creative and unusual fonts are being released daily, and designers are slowly coming to the realisation that they don’t need to limit themselves to the MS Word font palette. So, expect everything to look a lot quirkier in the text department.
This gives you a little insight into what’s to come, but in such a vibrant, creative and communicative field there’s always the possibility that an inspired innovation from a part-time freelance designer may send the whole industry careening in a completely different direction.
Do you want to ride the web trends of tomorrow to a successful 2015? Give greensplash a call on 01606 884 123 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can help you with our range of web design services.