It’s that time of the year again! A time where web design experts have fun predicting what the latest trends will be. 2021 predictions are surprisingly modest and appear to blend digital technology with the ordinary to offer internet users more realism. This is not surprising considering that the internet is bridging the gap between the physical and digital worlds.
Due to the pandemic, people have relied on the internet to work, attend school, host meetings, share important news, watch entertainment and so more. As cool as technology can be in terms of fantasy and sci-fi, this isn’t what people are looking for in websites. They want experiences that bring them closer to brands and the products they buy.
Here are some web design trends that are expected to shape websites in 2021.
Parallax scroll animations
Parallax scroll has been a web design trend for years, and this year will continue to build on these trends. You don’t want to overdo it on parallax effects because too much can cause dizziness and confusion, but subtle effects are fine. These effects allow you to highlight important pieces of information while also creating an immersive experience for users.
Horizontal scrolling is having a comeback, especially when it comes to sharing certain types of information. For instance, this scrolling works well when you want to show information in a cohesive manner and don’t want to break up a pattern. Users can simply scroll through horizontally to read simple text or look at photos.
3D design visuals
3D design has come a long way in recent years. New technology allows 3D visuals to be waved seamlessly into all types of designs. Instead of being over-the-top, they enhance the user experience by making a good first impression, bringing websites to life and adding a sense of uniqueness and personality. Don’t be afraid to go heavy on these visuals in 2021.
Comfortable color schemes
Many people spend all day on computers, so it’s important that their eyes are comfortable. To help with this, web designers are inching their way toward comfortable color schemes that are gentle on the eyes such as wholesome greens, pastel blues, warm browns and light pinks. These hues also include a sense of calm and relaxation.
When people scroll through webpages, they’re doing more than navigating your website. They’re interacting with it. And when people are more involved in things, they’re more likely to remember them. Scrolling transformations encourage people to be engaged and interested as they navigate through your site and enjoy new, emerging content.
Thinking about updating your website in 2021? Contact Magna Technology to discuss a web design that’s practical, user-friendly, responsive and trendy. Your website can shape the way people perceive your brand so it’s critical that it meets your highest expectations!