Technology is continuing to explode at a rapid pace. The area of web design is proving to be no exception. The following are some of the most innovative new web design trends you can expect to see in 2019.
1. Glitch Art
Glitch art is a term that describes a type of retro art. In simplest terms, glitch art is a distorted or damaged image that is striking and captures your attention. It often has a psychedelic look on the screen. It could be as basic as distorted facial features or combinations of letters and words that are distorted and thus creating captivating art on the screen.
Vibrating objects, letters that fade out and come back into view, and images that melt into one another are a few examples of captivating glitch art. It often takes just a few lines of code to add some incredible glitch art to your website. The ease with which many eye-catching designs can be created will likely make glitch art a popular trend in 2019.
After years of viewing websites that are so cluttered with content, ads, and digital design, minimalism is a trend we can all look forward to. Designers can use fade-in effects and the use of scrolling to highlight a few but important elements on the screen.
More white space will enable users to focus on the most important aspects of content. A clean, simple design will also help enhance mobile performance. To create the most eye-catching minimalist effects designers are developing ways to use the least amount of components. This ultimately can produce the most effective and functional website.
With improvements in Artificial Intelligence (AI), chatbots have evolved to the point that they are now doing amazing things online. Chatbots can increase user interaction on a website with better customer service while efficiently gaining information about potential customers.
But chatbots are quickly moving beyond the customer service realm. Chatbots are now being used to talk to insomniacs that crave conversation in the middle of the night. They’re also used to communicate with people living in underdeveloped nations as well as helping to make online medical diagnoses.
3-Dimensional designs will likely dominate web design in the upcoming year. There are specific types of design that can provide a variety of depth and movement on a website. To make these incredible images, web designers are increasingly making use of shadows to create interesting designs and even illusion.
One such design that literally is making waves is Parallax. Parallax creates a sort of three-dimensional look onscreen that will quickly grab a user’s attention. More specifically, this type of design can provide both animation and page depth. It can also feature a story-like approach to viewing content on a website.
5. Micro Interactions
Micro interactions are small events on the screen that are often unexpected and create the element of surprise. Micro interactions are oftentimes small and subtle. Sometimes they are more dramatic. All kinds can be used to enhance the user’s experience and bring attention to detail.
There are several types of micro interactions a designer can use. Web pages can come alive with scrolling animations or a variety of musical sounds. Micro interactions could specifically include book pages opening or a model turning in different directions to showcase an outfit she’s wearing.
6. Bold Typography
Large, expressive typography catches a user’s attention and gets your message across quickly. How typography can be used is only limited by the designer’s imagination. Almost any type of shape, size, and color can now be used when creating typography in web design.
The print can be moving, swirling, and integrated with photos and other images. Contrasting letters and print patterns will likely increase. Print can also be used to draw attention to specific areas of a website. Because resolution is getting clearer and sharper, an increasing number of customized fonts will be available that look great on your screen. While there are a wide range of fonts to choose from, san serif is a popular font you will likely see a lot of in the upcoming year.
7. Video Backgrounds
Video backgrounds are not new, but they are becoming more engaging and intricate. You only have a few seconds to catch a user’s attention and with both visuals and sound it’s more likely you’ll do it with a video. Videos not only draw users in but often tell a story. They can convey a brand and in a few seconds send a message that might take a paragraph of text to explain.
While videos may not always work as well on smaller, mobile devices, they’re simply too engaging to eliminate. A captivating background video can draw in users more than text or even regular images. Background videos in some respects are part of minimalism in that they can convey in action or song what might take paragraphs of text to convey.
8. Shapes & Colors
The use of shapes has always been integral to web design, but it’s now taking off in a new direction. Shapes that move and interact will increase. They can also be part of the interactivity process with the user.
Brighter, bolder colors will also be part of trend-setting web design. Something as simple as color can be used for everything from emphasizing text to telling a message all on its own. Colors that change before your eyes and then change into something totally different are all part of new web design techniques which are used by the team at Forge Web Design.
9. Augmented Reality
Previously used primarily for gaming apps, augmented reality is becoming mainstream. This will become easier for the average user to engage in because most devices now have a camera. This type of design uses computer images that are layered.
Augmented reality could be something as simple as taking a selfie with dog or cat ears layered over the top. More advanced augmented reality could include a virtual mirror on your website so users could try on glasses, earrings or other products. You might also have a navigational bar on your website for three-dimensional images.
10. Mobile Friendly Designs
Mobile devices have been around for several years but people are now spending more time browsing on mobile devices than the desktop. UI design is expanding and users can experience high performance on their smart phones.
Most of the previous items discussed, including shapes, colors, video background, and bold typography are being designed so they can have as much impact on a mobile device as a laptop. Web designers are creating content, images, and video that can more easily be viewed on any size device.
These are a few of the most dynamic trends that we’ll be seeing in web design in 2019. Web designers are continuing to put together text and images that will make user experience both enjoyable and practical.