As web designers, one of the most important parts of our job is staying on top of changing trends within the industry, to ensure that every site we design and build is market leading. With so much opportunity to personalise and create unique looking sites, the options of how to design your site are endless. First we will be looking to design a website that can fulfil a specific business need, whether that be to increase brand awareness, or to increase the number of leads you generate online. Below we've listed out some web design trends we've noticed that are proving popular in 2017.
One of the biggest trends we have seen so far in 2017 is a move away from web pages that have been designed to look totally symmetrical. Asymmetrical web pages, where the imagery and text used does not fully align to either the right or left hand side of the page, is being used effectively to create attractive looking sites that boost a brand's tone of voice.
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Another change in web design that we have noticed is to increase the variety of patterns and print used throughout a site's pages. Rather than sticking with the traditional grid layout, dashes, dots and stripes have been used to create a more unique effect. With so many different websites, including a host of sites that could be your competitors, there's never been a better time to get more creative with your web designer in ensuring your site design is unique to make it stand out.
Animation on websites is not a new trend for 2017, but its development has been rapid, offering designers and end users a more exciting experience when designing or visiting a site. The best part of using animation within your web design is that it enriches even the most simple of pay layouts, making the person's experience of visiting your site more interesting, engaging and memorable. Animation also helps each page flow seamlessly onto the next page, in a well thought through design.
If you're looking to design a new site, or to update an existing one, contact Pint Sized Giants today to see how we can help.