We’ve turned over another leaf in the calendar & like every new year, we’re bombarded with lists of Top Fashion Styles for 2019, Biggest Mistakes of 2018, What to look forward to in 2019 & the like. For an industry such as ours, few things get us more pumped than striking web designs that seem to change the worldwide web. We’re no different when it comes to ‘listings’ and we’re stoked to be penning down the Design Trends of 2019 Coming Your Way. If you share our enthusiasm, brace yourselves for the awesome design elements you’ll read through this article:
1) Video: The New Hero Image: While 2018 saw websites use clear, high definition, impressive images on their homepage screen, 2019 brought the video back in a new style – full screen, interactive, extreme clarity, fast loading. High speed internet connectivity and video plug-ins have made it easier for the comeback of the video. We expect to see a lot more of such “movie-like experiences” on upcoming websites. What’s even cooler about these videos are that they’re interactive – allowing for better user experience.
This website below allows for an interaction like no other. It allows the user to view a concert from different view points, giving him full control over the camera angle he wants to use.
2) The Hamburger Menu: While this trend made its debut in 2015, the feature is only becoming more popular and has stayed with us all along, even in 2019. As users are accustomed to mobile sites and responsive websites, this design style has crept into the desktop websites, simplifying navigation by hiding it under a hamburger menu.
3) Flat Designs: In 2015, Google spent huge dollars to change their logo to a flat, bolder, cleaner, sans-serif typeface. Why? Because it helped reduce the size of the logo file on sites by more than half and it was easier to read on palm-sized devices. 2019 still dominates the flat design space.
Hand-in-hand with the Flat Design is the Material Design – clean, modernistic, UX focused design. This type of uses shadow effects & movement concepts to make designs look more realistic.
4) Card Layouts: Thanks to sites like Pinterest, card layouts are overtaking the web. The reason for the success of such a layout is probably the bite-size information they provide at a glance for multiple items/products. The rectangle content “containers” also easily rearrange themselves to fit any device.
5) Motion Animation: As users, we love motion. Our eyes are naturally drawn to motion animation & designers have started to capitalise on this, experimenting with modular scrolling, slo-mo animation, dynamic charts, progress bars & buttons, fold effects, page header transitions etc. You can see the whole list here.
6) Return of the Serifs on Screen
We’ve all heard, sans serifs look amazing on the screen as they are easily readable, whereas serifs are just for prints. But aren’t we the ones who are trendsetters? 2019 is a gamechanger in the font space with the reemergence and revamp of the font used to attract the users to read more and Serifs is the one that takes all the credit! Be it wedge serifs with a bold look or the rounded serifs like on the MailChimp website, serifs are here to stay for a long time.
We sure enjoyed going through websites that tickle our creative side. If you’ve come across a great design or have something to contribute, share it with us in the comments section below!
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Article updated in June 2019