Web Design Trends 2016

The use of layered elements is essential in websites today as they are a must have in a 2d web environment. The best part of this is that the elements are so realistic that you can almost reach out and touch them. This is why these are a must for any type of website that you are designing. The key is that all the layers need to look natural and light. This will provide a real look to your site and allow the elements to really pop. The best way for you to get results that will be outstanding is to simply experiment. This will allow you the chance to see what does and does not work and how each element will interact with other elements.

Microinteractions

These are simply interactions that occur when you click on something. There are a number of these that can occur but for this example we will use Facebook and their notifications area. We are all used to the icon in white and when there is something that needs our attention, the white icon has a red appearance on it. When you see these red icon, you will click on it and thus you will make new friends or will have a chat with one of your friends. This is an example of a Microinteraction as one action leads to another interaction that has a different effect.

Dark Color Schemes

For those that are fans of dark colors, you will like that one of the hottest trends this year is the use of dark color schemes on your website. These color schemes are popular for a number of reasons and the biggest of these reasons is the fact that dark colors are easy to look at and will not stress the eyes as much. The other reason is that they help for colors to really pop out when used on a website. Video and animation are two aspects that do well with the use of dark color schemes. This allows these to really pop when they might otherwise just blend in with the rest of the website.

These are a few of the trends that you need to be aware of when dealing with website trends for 2017, these are always changing and what is popular today will not be as popular next week or even next year. Always make sure you have your finger on the pulse of what is trending.