Drop shadows, over-the-top animations, and bright colours – these are some of the most popular website trends from the 1990’s. If you’ve been staying up to date with today’s website trends, you would know that most of those “it” features are no longer considered fashion-forward.
In this fast paced technology based industry, trends are coming and going within a few months time and it’s up to you to keep up with it all to ensure your business remains modern online. To ensure your website is timeless, we’re giving you the inside scoop on all the trends you should expect to see this year.
Top 4 Web Design Trends of 2019
Large Images with Impressive Layers
Large images that reach edge to edge on a website has been popular since 2016 and it doesn’t look like this trend will be turning in to a fad anytime soon. To give this on-going trend a little more pizzazz, you can expect to see more layers of colour, images, or shapes thrown in to the mix. Layers are a great way to add depth and texture to a website without being too “all over the place.”
Our client, Lang Restaurant is a great example to reference. For this website, we went for a fun layered look with food images against a striking charcoal background. To really leave a lasting impression, we added a hint of animation as well.
Although the symmetrical look has been a great go-to design for websites, we sense that 2019 will be the year web developers think outside of the box (or the grid, in this case). Visual interest, creative flair, and a unique take on the basic content hierarchy are all things that can be achieved through broken grid or asymmetrical layout design.
Video and Animated Backgrounds
This is a trend that has been around for a couple of years now and based on GIF culture alone, it is a trend that is here to stay. Have you ever heard of the expression, “actions speak louder than words”? That expression perfectly describes why video and animated backgrounds are popular. Adding movement to a static page creates visual interest, encouraging website viewers to stick around a little longer.
Our clients: Safari Niagara, Royal City Soccer, and Reliable Compass are perfect examples for this specific trend. Every one of these websites have a video header but each one is styled differently to match their respective branding.
Simplicity and minimalism are two terms often used when describing modern trends – not just in the website world but in other industries like interior design, architecture, and even fashion. Expect to see geometric flair and flat shapes across your screen in 2019.
It is so important to have a modern website. Often times, a website is someones first impression of your business, so you want to make sure they leave your website feeling impressed and confident in your work and how you carry yourself as a business. It’s true that trends come and go but with these timeless web design suggestions, we hope that we can help you and your business stay ahead of the curve!