Top 10 Web Design Trends in 2021 and Beyond
The website design has changed a lot since the invention of world wide web and 2021 is going to bring a new revolution in website design. The new trends are based on simplicity, uncluttered and visually stunning designs.
Before you start redesigning an old website or developing a new one, you need to be aware of the latest design trends. So, in the blog post, we explain all the latest website design trends for 2021 and beyond...
1. Minimalistic Design
Minimalistic Design is the future of web design and it is going to dominate the web design trends in 2021. In simple terms, a design which incorporates very few elements to design an artistic and creative design. The clear focus is to simplify the content and graphics, so the less is more.
Minimalistic doesn’t always mean simplistic design, it also promotes the removal of unnecessary elements from the design.
How to design minimalistic:
1. Decide what you want to show the users, based on that limit your resources and focus on consistent design.
2. List down all the important elements for your website but make sure to remove unnecessary elements.
3. Limit the number of colors and fonts, finally combine all the elements.
2. 3D Design
This is also a new trend in which many websites are incorporating. The 3D design easily grabs user attention and enhance user interest in your website/brand. This design is now widely used because of the emergence of new tools to create 3D art.
This design should be used in such a way that all everything remains uncluttered. This design goes well with fluorescent colors and to balance those funky colors use primary colors (white, black, grey) on the website.
3. Use of Bot and AI
Nowadays everything is smart from your mobile phones, TV, watch, etc. then why not make your website smart. The new technologies like Augmented Reality, Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence are used to make website user friendly.
This technology will help developers and designers to create targeted and personalized pages for a user based on their demographics, search history etc. The futuristic website will be designed in such a way that user will be able to interact with the website.
4. Oversized Elements and Bold Typography
There is a new trend of putting bold typography and oversized lettering on the website. Oversized Elements can easily draw the user's attention and engages them. The bold and big characters can reflect yours's brand message more effectively than smaller characters.
As we say, “the first impression is the last impression”, so your website first impression should be intuitive, engaging and attractive. You can also use a video or image as a background and overlay it with large typography. But you the content should be short and crisp, so that bold and big characters can easily fit on the page layout.
5. Negative/ White Space
The blank areas between the elements on the website are called negative or white space. The white space creates a contrast and gives perfect balance. White space doesn’t mean that color of blank space should be white, you can choose any light color that contrasts with your main theme.
White space helps the user to focus on the main content on the website and gives a neat and clean appearance. The fundamental part of minimalistic design is to effectively utilize white space on the website. Whitespace gives the website a simple, uncluttered and balanced look.
6. Split Content
This trend has been evolving for several years and users love it. In 2021, the designers are trying to use this trend to give the website a fresh and unique look. Using this theme, you can deliver more than one message on a single page. For example, on one side you can post content and on the other side photo or video.
To use this design effectively, cut the layout into two parts symmetrically. Now play with colors, fonts, photos to give it a beautiful and catchy look. In this way you can give importance to both parts of the website.
7. Animations and Dynamic Graphics
Nowadays the web designers are choosing animations, illustrations and dynamic graphics over videos, because video can slow down your website. You can design custom animation or motion graphics for your website.
The right use of illustrations can help your brand stand out from the competitors. As you know that users can easily absorb visual content like animations, GIFs and motion graphics.
Simplicity in web design means removal of all unnecessary elements, clean layout, two- or three-color schemes, negative space and uncluttered elements. Simplicity is the new way of web design.
Simplicity can affect your design in three ways –
1. It improves the overall layout and design by making everything neat and tidy. This allows the users to easily scan and navigate through the website.
2. Simple designs load faster; this can also improve customer satisfaction and improve your website rankings on search engines.
3. It is quicker to design, manage and edit simple designs.
9. Asymmetric Layout
Most designers use grid patterns to incorporate elements on the specific parts of the layout. But some designers are following a new trend of using broken grid technique by placing the elements in random manner. So, if you are looking to make your website more creative then use this type of design.
But before designing make sure you design a blueprint of the layout and positions of the elements. The best combination will be a dynamic background and asymmetric content in bold typography.
10. Voice Interface
Voice user interface enables the user to interact with the website using voice commands, this technology will helpful for people with physical disabilities. This is a very new trend, but we are sure in few years voice interface will be on every business website.