Website designing and development is definitely one among the fields, which undergo consistent and continuous updating. Each new trend when first launched, will go through a cycle of development of creativity and design inputs and used multiple times for various purposes. So are the techniques, which will also remain latest only for a while. The only difference between trends and techniques is the time period of staying on the top. While trends change quite often, techniques stay afloat a bit longer.
Emerging trends in 2015
The scalable vector graphic (SVG) though used sparsely, are on the rise few and far between. When used, they give one of the richest user experience. The storyboard narration achieved through scrolling is unparalleled with any other user action. The dynamic backgrounds with a single high quality picture or video occupying the entire screen space gives the user a 3D feel, and the web designers are applying this trend in various occasions, thus taking it up a notch. Since the demise of Flash usage in websites, interaction using multimedia had slowed down for a while, but with HTML 5 and CSS 3 again the user interaction and experience improves. Maintaining the typography as bigger and bolder hits the user hard without diverting his attention.
Website designing techniques on the rise
The trends emerge only after the technology finds a way to execute them. Similarly, it can be either parallax scrolling or eye catching artwork and animations, but only after the evolution of technology will the trend emerge. Let’s start with the artwork. Scalable Vector Graphic has opened many avenues for designing and editing. The designs which could be achieved using SVG are so much plentiful that newer trends emerge in shorter gaps than ever. Other latest tools include HTML 5 and Cascading Style Sheets 3.
The commonly used emerging web designs
From surfing for an hour to two, one could easily say that longer landing web pages with the need to scroll very much and lesser number of pages and navigation is the present norm. Apart from this, usage of vibrant colors, that too within the same page is another design aspect get to be commonly seen. This usage of contrast colors gives the user a dynamic and rich user experience. Then, with respect to typography, two different schools of thought exist with the bolder and bigger approach fast encroaching the conventional font usage. The availability of templates and layouts, the variety present in the websites is diminishing. Since all the websites use one or other template to design, the basic qualities remain the same with only miniscule designers developing the website from scratch.
Thus the website designing is merging with that of development. With the availability of abundant templates, the need of website development tools has diminished. This has both advantages and disadvantages. But the trends aren’t forever any more. They keep changing sooner than before. So it necessitates the designers to closely follow web designing trends and techniques.