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Web Design Trends 2015

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For people who are interested in creating websites here is the information of the web design trends to look out for in 2015. Nathan B. Weller from the Elegant Themes Blog talks about how these trends impact the web design and WordPress Community. By reading through the information he has listed, it really helped me a lot when designing a website for one of my class. I hope this will do the same for you too. Comment below if there are more to add to the list.

1. Responsive or Go Home – Responsive design has been around for few years and it is solidified as a new standard for web design. Responsive design will certainly stay in 2015 and it is a trend that can be considered as a new norm.

2. Ghost Buttons – Ghost buttons are a prominent design feature of Divi. They are minimal and stylish and this trend will continue into 2015.

3. Bigger Emphasis on Typography – Since type kits are becoming more affordable or even free, there is more freedom for designers to bring their typography skills to the web design table. The designers have more typographic flexibility in their design making it the type-centric design attainable.

4. Large, Beautiful Background Images & Videos – This trend will continue to be a big hit and it makes the website stand out by using larger design/philosophy. It makes the design look powerful and elegant.

5. Scrolling Over Clicking – In order to have effective and enjoyable experience, scrolling will continue to dominate clicking. It cuts down on load times and allows for more dynamic interactions to take place betwen the user and the website.

6. Card Design will Continue – Cards keep things modular, rearrange columns without things getting sloppy or disorganized. We should expect to see more of the “Card” design throughout 2015.

7. Flat Design is Growing Up – Flat design also referred as material design is something that google unveiled in 2014 for mobile. It stayed for over 2 years and it will continue to stay into 2015. The flat design uses very subtle gradients, layering and animation to retain a sense of the tangible world.

8. Microinteractions – These are contained experiences or moments within a product that revolve around a single use case. It wiggles back and forth on the screen giving playful personality.

9. Interactive Storytelling – Everything from your page layout to your font choice to your web copy and microinteractive page elements are narrative tools which you can tell stories that embody the concepts and values by showing them in action.

10. Personalized UX – Is the idea of using cookies to display more relevant content to repeat visitors. For example, Netflix remembers what we have watched.

In conclusion, the trends that are dominant in 2014 will continue to carry on in 2015.