It has just turned Fall 2015, 3/4 of the year has passed, and we have seen many new developments in modern website design emerge.
The era of cluttered pages, information overloaded and packed with information are generally passing. The new focus has been on greater User Interface (UI) simplicity. Below is an overview of a handful of new hot trends we anticipate that we’ll be seeing more of as we enter 2016.
Since 2005, a decade or so ago, it was typical for various websites to basically have the same sort of general experience. There has always been diversity in color logos, images and typography, but aside from that most usually have the same menu across the top and/or down the side, and sub-menus contained in rectangles so that we can easily navigate the site structure.
Progressively, over time, UI web designers and layout artists have experimented and evolved designs. Each year new trends have emerged that have taken layouts and designs to new levels. Over the past year, we have seen some new trends emerge, which create dynamic & compelling user experiences.
The best web designers are now combining tried & tested elements with new creative techniques. The following trends and concepts, shown with screenshots, are presented individually, but these ideas can be combined in interesting & intriguing ways – and be the new layout methods for 2016.
A. Full Screen Video Splashes
While minimalistic designs are the new vogue, full screen videos and dynamic backgrounds are more often filling the void; a quick look from the visitor can be worth a hundreds of words, and quickly sets the intended mode of the website experience.
Advances in HTML5 are enabling brands to use videos in a way that wasn’t previously possible. Here is how Apple has used this to market its new Apple Watch.