The websites that were popular years ago are no longer popular today. Here are some ideas to make sure your new website design is trendy:
- Flat Designs
Over the past few years, people have increasingly been opting for minimalistic design. Not only does this help with mobile optimisation (which is crucial to your SEO success), but people prefer clean, crisp website layouts. The main benefit of a minimalistic design is the time it will take to load the page on a mobile screen or desktop screen. You only have three seconds to make an impression on your website visitors and quick-loading websites hold high SEO value, which is why flat designs will continue to be trendy this year.
In 2015, mobile searches overtook desktop searches, which led Google to prioritise websites that have been optimised for mobile. Most designers over 30-years-old undoubtedly started their careers designing desktop sites, but the designers who will continue to be successful in the future will take a mobile-first approach to their designs. This is a fundamental shift because designers start by creating a version that will work well on a mobile screen before they start to design the desktop version.
- Asymmetrical Layouts
You can still have a minimalistic website if you opt for an irregular shape. We have noticed that broken grid and/or asymmetrical layouts have become increasingly popular. The broken layout can give your site a fresh, intriguing look, while ensuring fast loading times and ease of use for website visitors.
- Geometric Shapes
Geometric shapes such as hexagons, circles and triangles are all the rage at the moment. Whether you are into interior design or fashion and art, you will see that geometric shapes are topping the trends lists, and the web design industry is no different. Simple geometric shapes can enable you to present depth, repeat patterns and create a unique look and feel for the site. It will also help you balance the visuals of the site.
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