Professional Website Design Trends for 2015 | Social Buzz Pros
Web designs come and go every year and it’s important for business owners and designers to keep up them in order to stay up-to-date and avoid an outdated website. In 2014, the design began to focus more around the user’s experience with simplicity, storytelling, and responsive design. In 2015, the dominant trends of 2014 look as if they will carry on into 2015, but with a few of them maturing. Below are a few of the trends we with you should stay on top of:
1. Have a Responsive Website
We have touched on this in a few of our other blogs, but having a responsive website is crucial these days. Smartphones and tablets are driving most of the web traffic. Because people are always on the go, they do a lot of searching on their mobile devices. It is imperative for your website to have a mobile ready version that has easy navigation, important information, and can be easily accessed on smartphones. Having a responsive website will soon become a standard, so start developing one now!
2. Bigger Emphasis on Typography
Times New Roman, Arial, and Helvetica will be off our computer screens. In 2014, businesses and individuals began changing the typography scene on web designs. With the addition of mobile responsive websites, we have been exposed to a variety of typographical goodies. Typography is now more affordable than it used to be and it is definitely more intriguing. So, if your business model allows it, change up your font choice and see the difference in aesthetics.
There are over 200 million monthly active users on Instagram, which means photos and videos are taking over the way individuals share. One of the simplest ways to make your website stand out is by having a wonderfully displayed photo (as long as it is tastefully done). By pushing for better images, you will give your web design a more creative and unique look.
On top of that, infographics are continuing to be the best way to represent data. They present information in a more comprehensive, eye-catching manner, and they don’t cost a lot! Infographics also have a lot of personality, so try to find a way to integrate them into your design.
4. Flat Design
Flat design has gained a lot of momentum over the past few years and now it is here to stay. By using subtle gradients, layering, and animation to retain some sense, you will achieve a “flat design.” This minimalist look keeps your website looking simple, clean, and modern. It is easy to navigate and gives your clients an idea of what your brand image is. Flat designs decrease the clutter and allow for the use of white space.
It seems that material designs will carry over from 2014, but with a facelift. It seems that photos, videos, and typography have already begun to take over the web design market, so stay on top of the trends and avoid having an outdated website.
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