1.Responsive Website design
Making sure your website adapts to any screen size is increasingly important in modern website design. Users should be able to see the main content of your website without zooming or scrolling horizontally. Having one website that adapts to all screen sizes helps to achieve maximum usability, improving the overall user experience for you website.
As websites are now often built with a mobile first design, they are becoming more app like in appearance. Larger buttons and clickable areas to increase usability are becoming the norm.
Now our websites have to adapt to more devices than ever before, scrolling through long web pages is becoming more common. On mobile devices, it tends to be far easier to scroll than it is to click on a precise target. Using effects such as parallax scrolling on larger desktop screens can give the user a more memorable experience of the website.
As devices become smaller and content has to fit on extremely small screens, it becomes increasingly more difficult to avoid scrolling.
3. Animation is back
Flat design can end up looking too consistent and bland. Adding animation to a website helps it to stand out, creates more interest for the user, and enables you to pack more information into less space.
CSS3 allows web developers to create anything from simple animation through to 3D transitions and effects with ease.
4. Web GL and 3D experiences
As browsers continue to increase in speed and capability, new web technologies such as WebGL will be more widely used. Websites will feature more interactive 3D experiences, such as online games and interactive virtual tours.
5. Huge Background Images
Full screen background images with rich typography are increasingly common. Large images help to prevent clean minimalistic designs becoming too bland.
Along with subtle parallax effects these large background images can give a more 3D feel to a website.
6. Background Videos
As broadband speeds are getting faster, adding full screen background videos to websites becomes more realistic.
Adding a video to a website can give a lot more impact, and is also a great way to help pack in a lot of content into minimal space.
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