The digital world is constantly changing and lately, we are witnessing several new technological advancements. It includes the following:
- The popular use of mobile devices in the general public
- Tech advancements in UX/UI across several platforms
- ‘Mobile First’ in website development
- Increased Internet data usage in city centers
Since more and more people are using their smartphones and gadgets, professional website developers need to further optimize for mobile display, usability and functionality. Below are some new trends you should take note of, if you are planning to design your website this 2019.
1.Mobile First Development
Before, we don’t really care if a website is mobile-responsive. Mobile-friendly development is not yet prevalent. Websites are not yet required to adjust to that format. Now, since several users are already browsing through their smartphones and other devices, the need for this arises.
Are you familiar with the burger menu? It has solved various issues on mobile display, with regards to the placement of navigation items on a smaller screen.
Do you know that using icons can clear up tons of space? Instead of adding big images that can slow down a website, you can consider iconography instead. They are much easier to manage and design—even more economical than getting a photographer.
As we move towards 2019, we are braver, and more eager to step up our website design processes. Website designers are more adventurous when it comes to choosing colors for our pages. More and more individuals would break away from the traditional website colors, and take further risks with vibrant schemes. You can also use a subtle gradient as background to make your website content stand out.
Understand the significance of optimizing your website layout with reference to real-time Google data. In 2019, we will see more websites implementing efficient SEO strategies. However, it is crucial to align your website content for mobile first, so you can target the appropriate target audience.
If you want your website to attract more attention, you might want to consider particle backgrounds. This technique will become more popular this 2019, most especially for home pages with interesting layouts.
As you dive deeper in the digital landscape, integrated Animation is definitely a trend you will love. Make time to make more creative, innovative content. As much as possible, stay away from static traditional methods. Once you shift to an interactive approach, you can communicate your ideas to your audience with ease.
Many people still prefer symmetrical layouts, since they are a huge fraction of intuitive web design. However, if you are feeling adventurous, you may want to consider trying “broken layouts.” These are asymmetrical designs with distinctive and unique layouts that require out of the box thinking.
We have been using shadows ever since to create and add an illusion of perspective and depth within our web browsers. This was perceived to be very unpopular for a while, but it gradually made its way back to the world of flat design. Drop shadows can work well with UX, offering users the focal point of a specific product. It creates a brand, new dimension, and enhances a website’s aesthetics.
Customized illustrations can actively impact user engagement. Of course, people would be more interested to look at these instead of pure text and boring images. Website content can be customized, depending on the goals and needs of the client. It can convey more personified views, and relatable concepts.