Web Design Trends for 2017 (Part 1 of 2)

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imagesThe trends in web design are always evolving. To stay relevant, you must direct ongoing attention to the design of your website. Sometimes that means doing a complete redesign, and sometimes it just means making some tweaks to freshen the look.

Today I’m sharing six trends in web design that you will want to look at and consider for your own site.

  1. Ultra-Minimal

This year I think we’re going to see more companies pushing the envelope on what a website needs to look like and what it needs to say. Obviously, this option doesn’t work for everyone. Here’s a good example of the ultra-minimal look.

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  1. Bold Typography

A growing number of companies are choosing to anchor their home page with bold typography. When you go with this option, make sure you keep the rest of the design minimal so the typography gets the spotlight.

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  1. Cinemagraphs

You may not be as familiar with this option. Cinemagraph is a technique of blending the effects of images and videos. Cinemagraphs are typically created as animated .gif files, which makes them easy to use on a web page.

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  1. Experimental Compositions

Who says your website has to look like all the others? Some companies are creating websites that are anything but ordinary. While different is good, functionality is always key.

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  1. Vivid Layers of Color

Bright colors beautifully layered or presented in kaleidoscope are becoming increasingly popular. You can’t beat the visual appeal.

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  1. Illustration

This hot new trend feels more like a refreshing blast from the past. Custom or stock illustrations can be a dynamic addition to your website, adding visual interest that also lends personality to your brand.

 

 

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In my next blog, I’ll share some more web design trends for you to consider for 2017.

 

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