2019 is just around the corner, and that means a new year of possibilities for web design. Here are just a few predictions on web design trends for 2019.
Web Design Trends for 2019
Glitchy web designs inspired by shows like Stranger Things will be a thing of the very, very near future. In fact, some websites have already featured designs like old grainy films and eighties-era technologies to create something nostalgic but fresh. It’s a way for brands to appeal to older audiences’ fondness for decades past, and younger audiences’ fascination for them.
Asymmetrical layouts feature text and images that look discrete but put-together. This type of web design creates a surprising experience that invites website visitors to take a peek at what’s inside. It’s been done in the past. However, we’ll see more of it as more brands are becoming aware of creating a striking online brand, and open to creating statements.
Decorative Serif Fonts
Serif fonts have always been part of web design. Web designers commonly use them for large bodies of text. But things are going to change a bit next year. More websites will be featuring serif fonts both on the header and body. One of the reasons for this is the push for inclusivity and diversity. These social aspects are characterized more by color and rounded shapes than conservative lines and edged shapes. Website designers will be using unique serifs with bold designs on titles and headers, and maintain the use of it on body text.
Fluidity and Organic Shapes
Not only are fonts becoming more decorative and animated but also the overall web design itself. Sleek designs remain – in fact, they may never go away. But more web designers will be open towards creating friendly and fluid designs to make brands look more fun and engaging.
Websites will feature more 3D designs and animation that will pop out and catch visitors’ attention. This trend basically lets web designers cut up Pixar animation into small colorful pieces to ensure your interest and curiosity over their clients’ brand.
As mentioned in the paragraph above, sleek designs will remain, with matching monochrome palettes to exude sophistication. One of the main differences between past and current sophisticated web designs is the use of drama and narrative, much like the famous Guess ads from the 1990s.
We’ve seen more websites use large native search functions on their websites. This was born out of the need to be functional. However, web designers are not stopping at that. Instead, they’re pushing the envelope by creating more innovative and responsive navigation panes. After their relegation to the sides, headers, and footers, web designers will now put them in the center.
AI is becoming more and more, well, intelligent. Next year, we’ll see chatbots become more engaged with customers visiting e-commerce websites. This is primarily a result of the growth in the number of online conversations that are public, which pretty much dictate the train of thought of AI.