FindItMore | You must move with the times, if not ahead of it in this modern world to do well with your business, most of which is done online. Therefore, having a great site following the latest trends is the demand of the hour. The world on the internet has seen a lot of changes in the past and is still evolving. Therefore, it is elementary that you will need to do a lot of research to know what in the current as well as the upcoming trend to stay in or well ahead of the race.
Designing now is not about how a product looks but how it works. There are various types of design, whether you are designing a street sign, a robot or a website. If you want to excel, then you must know about the different technologies and software used and also the trends in designing so that you can keep up the good work. Over the years, the technology used in the web has changed the concept of UX design.
In 2018, there has been a growing use of colors and hand-drawn letters. There has also been extensive use of virtual reality, and all seems to be guided essentially by voice control to make the images, text and the entire website exciting for the users.
Web design trends
This year, web design has seen a paradigm shift, and UX Research has shown that there is greater use of bright colors, integrated animations and expressive typography. With all these used and incorporated, 2018 seems to be one of the most exciting, challenging and fun years for the web designers and these changes are sure to stay for a long time.
Web design is a very broad church where you will find traditional “web pages” as well as those that have a lot of innovative and powerful features that promote the application and usage of the sites. You will find everything from 3D experience to the use of social networks and designers is coming up with more and pushing the boundaries to the hilt.
One of the most significant design trends is the 3D websites which are very easy to create. This is somewhere in between virtual reality and web design.
- These sites are loaded with useful features that make it brilliant and luxurious enabling immersive browsing.
- This provides an unforgettable and unique user experience with the creative animation that allows these websites to stand out.
The demand for such sites and technologies in the mass market is quite low in reality. Firstly, it is very costly to create a 3D website, and secondly, the contents in such sites usually take a longer time to load which opposes the needs of the users who want faster and more useful product.
More integrated animation
2018 is also the year in which there is a lot of use of different types of animation. These animations include video effects and are subtle. The different benefits of it are:
- These are native SVG that helps in telling stories
- These entertain the user and provide a better user experience
- These increase the speed of user interactions
- These allow proper and more effective advertising of products being able to capture the user’s attention in a more responsive way and
- It promotes easy explaining at a glance about the company and its offers.
In short, integrated animation has made the websites more dynamic and can react to the actions of the consumers giving them the impression that these are all very thoughtful resources.
The new era
It is also found through research that the library independent SVG animation is here to stay and will be used more commonly and extensively in the future. SVG animations also work very well with both still image as well as multimedia experiences that include 3D images, logos, animated photos, and 360-degree photography.
With such extensive use of SVG, it can be said that its behavior will make it a normal standard with more and more browsers taking on to this style down the road. It is seen that several large companies are now investing in this UI animation more and more and the SMEs are also following the footsteps of these large business giants. This has helped businesses to improve their branding as well as their design systems.
About the typography
Use of expressive typography along with hand-drawn fonts is another trend that is noticed in 2018 and is also sure to stay for a long time. It is a well-known fact that typography can encourage prolonged reading. This is the reason you will see exciting, cutting-edge investigations and incorporation of different typographic technology in the digital layout.
Expressive typography uses a lot of massive letters such as serif headings with contrasting sans serif. This creates dynamic parallels working together and effectively that ultimately improves the UX. This, in turn, makes the visitor want for more and they keep coming back to the website.
Apart from Internet Explorer, there are several other browsers that can support these hand-drawn fonts as these are enabled by CSS. You can be more creative to make it even more appealing with:
- Changing the color of the fonts and letters in Photoshop
- Use Illustrator or InDesign to create more appealing graphic designs of the handmade fonts
However, you must keep in mind that these expressive hand-drawn fonts usually contain vector files or raster images. This is why each shape and character of these fonts that are not key-able must be set and composed by hand.
Therefore, be careful when you apply these creative effects so that it does not turn away the conservative users.