You know it: on the web scale, things evolve quickly, very quickly. It is therefore important to stay abreast of the latest trends to stay competitive. The creative studio Agente revealed a few weeks ago the 10 web design trends that will make the year 2017.
Of course, the selection is subjective but we find ourselves rather well in these predictions that correspond to trends in vogue. We let you discover the 10 trends below. To find out more, go to Agente's article.
Animation and microinteractions
More than ever, animation and micro-interactions (concretely, smaller, more subtle interactions) should be in vogue this year. The buttons, the UI and the mobile interfaces will be impacted.
Democratized by applications like Tinder, the card-based display system is also expected to become more popular in 2017. A clear display format that is quite responsive design.
Break the grids
Grids (literally "grids" in English) allow to display its contents in a structured and worked way. In 2017, we should see more and more designs break this much too linear format to make something unique.
In 2017, forget the sober and classic colors. For some time now, we've been seeing a trend that brings bright, flashy colors back into fashion.
Data and driven design
In 2017, you do not just build a design to look good. It must be functional and properly worked according to the needs and objectives of the company. The UX will be all the more valued and the data will be studied to produce tailored designs.
The small details are important. In 2017, you have to know how to stand out. Even if you use classic templates, use design elements that will make you stand out. This is called "the icing on the cake".
More important types
More than ever, typography is at the heart of trends. Do not limit yourself to using a simple typography. Mix them, innovate, put them forward and do not be afraid to use big and wide typos.
Templates designed for storytelling
Parallax scrolling, horizontal scrolling, large images, use of layers ... All methods are good for captivating the visitor and immersing him in the heart of your storytelling. Your site must tell a story in 2017.
Animation of UI elements
More than ever, the UI and UX will be at the heart of the discussions. In 2017 we will focus on minimalist interfaces that play with clever and subtle animations to highlight the most important design elements.
The mobile will influence the desktop
Mobile is now at the heart of all concerns. The desktop designs should be inspired even more by what the mobile offers us. The border between the two should be increasingly thin.