We know that your website is the hub or center of your entire communication strategy, and it is important that your site display an updated and modern design. Here are three of the most recent trends in web design for you to consider with your website:
- Layered elements give your site a more realistic appearance and help present a 3D effect in a 2D space. While doing this, it is important that your images and elements look realistic and natural, and encourage the viewer to want to reach out and touch the screen. This may be achieved through a variety of techniques utilizing colors, shapes, type, images, and more.
- Dark color schemes have become the favorite among designers, replacing the stark white backgrounds that were recently so common. The dark colors help to grab attention of the user, especially if bold, white type is used or there is an attractive video playing in the foreground. When using other colors in the design, just be sure there is proper contrast with elements and type so nothing gets lost in the dark background.
- Gradients are back, and this helps create a sense of depth when viewing the page. The trend in 2016 involving gradients mostly uses bright colors with an emphasis on the content. The key is to make sure that your design is bold to insure that text is legible and grabs the user’s attention.