Design trends are always evolving. What’s old eventually becomes new again and what’s new quickly becomes old and trite. We foresee a trend of big, bold and unexpected elements in web design. Take a look for yourself:
Unexpected Type and Font
Helvetica? Please… there is much more variety out there. Introducing the idea of monospaced font type, where characters are all the same width. This is in contrast to traditional fonts that are all proportional to each other.
Something mundane as text, font size and color can certainly transform your website. Non-traditional fonts will stand out among standard fonts and give your website a pop of personality. Handwritten, mismatched, matte and flat – the idea is to think outside the box, interesting, playful and yet professional.
Check this out: 20 Quirky Monospaced Fonts For Personal And Commercial Use
A Big Focus Encourages Scrolling and a Main Point of Focus
Gone are the days of 2, 3 or even 4 column design templates. Nothing says “cluttered” and “outdated” like a whole bunch of jumbled boxes on your screen. In a way, responsive design has forced designers to simplify. It has also forced designers to think about 3 different templates with 1 look: desktop, tablet and mobile. This works out to everyone’s advantage because responsive templates often point out one main area of focus.
This way, visitors are more likely to pay attention and scroll for more information. They aren’t confused or looking for more, but reading and focusing on the one point that’s in front of them… much needed in today’s world of technological distractions!
Check this out: Unorthodox Layouts: The Next Big Thing?
You either hate them or love them but we can’t stress this one enough. Even at the tail end of last year, giant headers were making their way into the design world. A bold header leaves a lasting impression. A well thought out header is impressive because it combines the elements of being aesthetically pleasing, as well as completely functional. With a new, big and bold header, you can really incorporate all of the design trends mentioned above to your website home page. And it also goes without saying that while bigger is better, you have to keep page speed and load time in mind with these giant headers.
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Matt Ramage is founder of Emarketed a web marketing agency located in Los Angeles. He loves coffee, good design, and helping businesses improve their look and getting found on the Internet.