Web Designer Tips to Survive 2017 – V2
End of traditional web design
The concept of web design in the traditional sense is fading away. Web design has morphed into something bigger. Web designers (or experience designers) no longer just make websites “look beautiful”. Rather they need to look into the experience of users and their stories.
In 2017 people will interact with companies, services, and bots through chat, messaging, and other natural language interfaces. As messaging platforms (such as Slack, Facebook Messenger, or WeChat) are overtaking social networks and app downloads, companies are thinking about ways on how to utilize this change.
Next generation of RWD
Responsive design will continue dominate because it is one of the most effective ways of achieving a good UX. CSS media queries offer websites flexibility and allow them to adjust according to the different devices the site is being accessed on.
Minimalistic web design
Minimalism is being taken to a whole new level in 2017. Websites are now using cards and within a website itself, multiple cards can also be used to visually suggest a topic and entice users to click. Basically, people now want de-cluttered, simplistic, and visually explanatory web designs.
Presenting data in visual ways increases user interaction with this information. Particularly useful when it comes to understanding user representation, colorful charts such as the ones you can create using Tableau, are eye-catching and draw user’s attention. data visualization design trend.
Fewer stock photos
As people, we do prefer to see bespoke pictures which really relate to the company or business, rather than a generic image. Photography is an art form and one which perhaps got a little lost for a few years. Images of your people (meet the team) are popular too – put a face to the brand.
Material design has been developed by Google in recent years and is being steadily rolled out across its applications. It is a way of designing to create a hierarchy of meaning and importance on the page, drawing the user’s focus to different areas while moving & responding to the user’s actions.