In the first article on our blog in the new year 2014, we will start with an inspiring selection of articles predicting web design trends in 2014, and follow with an infographics showing what the last year was like at XHTMLized.
Web Design Trends 2014
The following is a collection of articles describing web design trends in 2014:
- 2014 Predictions for Web Design
- 10 Web design trends you can expect to see in 2014
- Fizz or Fame: 10 Design Trend Predictions For 2014
- In 2014, The Mobile Web Will Die—And Other Mobile Predictions
- Designing A Website For 2014
- Web Design Trend Predictions for 2014
- Web Design Trends That Will Disappear in 2014
- 10 Web Design Trends to Leave Behind in 2014
And here is the summary of most common predictions:
Flat design will continue its dominance as the major design trend nowadays especially since iOS 7 launch. Evolution of the flat design comes with long shadows design, simpler color schemas, more animation and moving parts on the websites (we can even see the reincarnation of animated gifs).
Typography will play an even more important role, and many websites will be built around beautiful typefaces.
Mobile web will die this year, which means that separate mobile versions of websites will not be preferred anymore, and instead one version of a website will be served to all visitors, adapting to different devices they have. In short, responsive web is not just an option anymore, it’s something you must have today.
Rasterized icons will be less used as well because they don’t fit a responsive scenario very well. Font and SVG icons offer much more flexibility instead.
Changes in websites look
Long, one-page websites which require a lot of scrolling, but reveal everything in one instant experience (and thus save time, in fact) will still be very popular. The Parallax scroll will often accompany such sites, but the challenge remains to avoid purposeless usage just for the effect itself.
Hero areas on websites will be dominated by big photos or other creative content (eg. videos, animations). In contrast to that, the slideshows which were recently so popular will be used less and less, simply because they don’t work for most people. Some sites will also experiment with dropping sidebars completely (which makes responsive design easier).
All these changes will promote UX as a discipline in web creation, gaining even more importance.
Year 2013 at XHTMLized
What was the year 2013 like for our company? Check this nice infographics (click on the image to enlarge it).
Happy creating in 2014!