What’s Going To Rock The Design World in 2015

BY: MAGGIE DONOVAN Nov 11th, 2014

We’re in the homestretch of 2014 folks, and what a year it’s been. Flappy Bird, the World Cup, that terrible ‘Frozen’ song, Kimye’s wedding, and of course some pretty awesome advances in our digital world.

Within the next month or two, I’m estimating we’re going to see approximately 567 lists highlighting the best of 2014 and what’s to come in 2015. Therefore, I’m writing this now because I desperately want to publish the first list. So BEHOLD: Whats going to be hot in the world of web design in 2015!

1. Bigger is Better

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Enticing, large, in your face background photography AND typography are going to be around even more than they already are. These two trends go hand in hand to provide the opportunity to convey a powerful, elegant message immediately upon arrival.

 

2. They See Me Scrollin’

02scrolling(Sorry about that title.) Anyway, scrolling is going to continue dominating clicking. Parallax scrolling is intuitive, makes for easier navigation, and creates a more pleasant interaction between the user and website.

A beautiful example can be enjoyed here: Sony Store

 

3. Get Responsive With It

…if you’re not already. Responsive design has been settling into its throne of standard web design and it’s here to stay. It’s the ultimate in user engagement and there’s really no discussion in my mind.

An adorable (and awesome) example of this is: These are Things

 

4. Video Backgrounds!

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I’m excited about this one (hence the exclamation point) because I’ve always thought it looks cool as heck. Stemming off the trend of powerful, engaging backgrounds, what’s more powerful and eye-catching than a motion picture? Today’s modern user wants to be entranced, and video is an effective tool in providing that experience for your audience. Check out Vert’s homepage background – how trendy of us!

 

5. Card Design Will Get More Rad

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Card design isn’t new, but it is getting better now that responsive design is becoming the norm. In short, cards are a fantastic way to browse through a lot of information in minimal time. They’re clean, simple, and versatile – a user’s best friend and exactly what the web seems to need.

In conclusion, it seems like the trends that emerged in 2014 are going to simply mature into awesome visuals and experiences for all users, no matter what device they are viewing from.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Maggie Donovan

Maggie Donovan

Born and raised in the Midwest, I made the road trip down South with my cat/dog duo to join the Vert team as the Digital Creative Designer. When I’m not working with pixels, I’m usually hangin’ with my pup at the park, kicking it with friends, coming in first place in Mario Kart, or eating grilled cheese.

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