2020 is going to be an exciting year for web design. With technology and devices evolving, the world of web is opening up to some exciting new design concepts to attract the user and improve their online experience.
If you are looking for some design inspiration or catching up on some of the up and coming trends. I’ve put together a list that has caught my eye already this year.
1. A collaboration of photos and illustrations
We’ve already begun seeing illustrations mixed with photos to add a 3D perspective and accentuate movement in images. This effect is curated to attract and sustain the viewer’s attention for longer while their mind breaks down what they see in the image. We hope to see more of this in 2020 and are excited to see how creative designers will go with this.
2. Creating 3D effects with layering & shadows
Layering & shadows can make or break a design; when done right like the images here by JPS Design, it can create a fantastic 3D effect, bringing the design to life. We are also starting to see these 3D effects with some slight animation to bring the designs to life.
3. Precisely placed imperfections
This year we predict that designers will be pushing the boundaries of creativity more so than ever before. For quirky themed websites, brilliantly planned deliberate errors can create a quirky theme. Combined with some fun animation, this effect will keep the viewer want to explore more into your web pages.
4. Single line icons & Illustrations
We saw abstract line icons come in to effect last year, with the likes of Facebook and many others jumping on board. These one-line icons take this trend to another level by combining simplicity with creativity together to form an elegant impression.
5. Gold patterns & accents
With the dark mode becoming increasingly popular, we are noticing striking gold/ metallic tones starting to appear in many designs. The colour gold conveys luxury and sophistication to offer an impressive impact. These also work amazingly well on minimalist designs and are perfect for contrasting on dark themes.
I’m sure there are some more exciting things to come with designers & developers always looking to push the boundaries of what’s possible.
Have you noticed any web design trends this year that you like?
Let me know in the comments.