2019 means that we are finally into the final chapter of the decade. Till now the internet has grown and a lot of changes occurred during the past ten years. We have seen the mobile phone rule, the introduction to AR, VR, AI, AMP and many more acronyms. The new technology has been very exciting and the only place where we see and feel these changes is the web design trends. Design trends have been pushed towards creativity and the old grid stock photos for vibrant illustrations, bold colors schemes, and asymmetrical layouts have been abandoned. Technology advancements led websites to become smarter, use machine learning and subtle interactions and have the shifting of paradigms have driven design trends i.e hamburger menus. 2019 we are most likely to see the web design trends getting a whole new perspective and that is most likely to occur with a mixture of aesthetics and technology, like never before. Here are the top 10 web design trends that will be huge in 2019.
1. Serifs on Screen
We’ve heard that there is a rule of serifs only for print and sans serifs for the screen. Sans with its clean readability is the go-to for longer bouts of website copy. But brands are turning towards bold serifs in other aspects of their designs such as headers and callouts. Serifs were designed to be decorative, and perfect for emphasis. Serifs are often associated with the past, but they have lots of character and are more adaptable than you might think.
2. Black-and-white Palettes
The most important elements of a website are its color scheme. It guides users through an interface by creating visuals. For 2019, daring black-and-white web design is making impressive statements. Color is how we see the perspective of something. When color is missing, we begin to see things differently, textures and shapes become clear. The biggest effect black-and-white designs can have is in their combination is minimal amounts of color. Adding an accent color breaks up monochrome and you can make points of interest and calls-to-action leap out.
3. Natural, Organic Shapes
Designers are turning towards natural shapes and smooth lines instead of systematic grids. Geometric structures do create a sense of stability, but the 2019 trends are more concerned with a feeling of accessibility and comfort. Organic shapes are naturally imperfect and asymmetrical, they provide depth to web design and makes page elements stand out. The for web designs are more human and alive through the illusion of movements.
4. Glitch Art
We fear that the machines will take over, but we also don’t know what we’d do without machines. Glitches are a significant part of the modern times even the computers are so pervasive. The breakdown of technology for appealing subject matter gives an idea and a design execution, where it draws the eye of viewers specifically to those parts of the site that are warped, double exposed and glitchy. Glitch art gives a website a distinctly psychedelic look and amplifies the feeling of disorientation.
Micro-interactions are events to surprise the user and create an event that is inviting and human. The use of micro-interactions has increased in the past few months and have been most common among the top websites, Web pages are most likely to have heavily featured micro-interactive incarnations. This is a way to involve your audience in your website and make web pages feel smarter.
6. Chatbots Evolve
Chatbots will finally move into the spotlight in 2019. This will make advancements in AI and machine learning, making them more intelligent and efficient. The new chatbots will be showing up more on web pages and higher levels of customization than we’ve seen in past iterations. Bright colors will make them prominent and more inviting.
7. More Video Content
Videos not only diversifies the page but caters to an on-the-go audience who don’t have the time to scan through a lot of text. Google has changed the algorithm of mixed search page results, and the video content now features above standard web pages. Websites are prioritizing video production in order to make themselves easily searchable and offer content in the most efficient, shareable way.
Minimalism is often the go-to aesthetic of choice. The audience will have to think less if the content and elements on a website are fewer. If a website is designed in the right way, it will show the user exactly what they are looking for. Minimalism will dominate the digital landscapes in 2019. Animations and fade-in effects that make scrolling more engaging will give web pages freedom to space out their content and thus result in more whitespace without too many distracting elements.
9. Thumb-friendly Navigation
Mobile browsing has firmly overtaken desktop, design overall is becoming increasingly thumb-friendly. One of the most important studies in this area was in Designing for Touch, in which it was investigated how users hold their mobile phones and how their movements, should be processed in the web design process. According to the latest trends, users will encounter navigation tailored to the thumb, such as the hamburger menu has been designed to tailer thumb friendly navigation.
The internet is where billions of people connect from all around the world having various different cultures, abilities, ages, gender identities, A lot of people and a lot of companies want to see themselves reflected in their content rather than stock photos. As much as we would like to consider that we know what 2019 will bring, ultimately it is all up to you.