07 Jan Top 5 Web Design Trends of 2014
From responsive design to typography to parallax scrolling, 2014 was a year of lots of new web design trends that seem like they are here to stay. Here are the top 5 web design trends 2014 had to offer.
Sometimes typography can be overlooked in web design. The font chosen for your website determines how easily it is read and written, which leads to how relevant the content is. Did you know it can even convey moods, emotions, and creativity? That makes it pretty important to getting the right message across. So if you ever consider using Comic Sans, just don’t. Google Fonts is a great place to start.
- Minimalism/Flat Design
Minimalism was key in 2014, and we think that will be sticking around for a while. Flat design’s main focus is typography and it works really well in responsive layouts. It holds clean white space and showcases only the most important elements of a web page. It’s all about 2D lines and shapes now, so get used to it. No more old school 3D buttons!
- Responsive Design
It’s not new news that the world of smartphones and tablets is taking over. Having a website that is responsive is extremely important. Having a site that doesn’t sacrifice its aesthetics when screen size changes should be a main priority. It’s still not an easy task, but because of its importance in 2014 it’s something everyone with a website needs to have.
- Parallax Scrolling
Many people either love parallax scrolling or hate it. However there is no denying that it is a very popular design and will continue to grow with time. While visually attractive, this element must be enjoyed in moderation. Too much background movement can cause people looking at your site to be very uncomfortable, and no one wants that. It does add excitement to a page when used right.
- Video Backgrounds
2014 was the birth year for video backgrounds. It adds flair and attracts attention immediately, which is a big plus. However ironically, most web developers hate video backgrounds. This is because it causes the web page to slow down a bit and depending on your website’s purpose, it can distract from main content. The average people seem to be very happy with it and it’s definitely here to stay.
There are many more design trends that flourished in 2014, but these 5 are the winners. If you need web design in Temecula, CA and beyond, give us a call!