Web design : What do you think will be the big trends of 2017?
So many times I've been asked my opinions when my clients want a new and cutting edge web design. I always have to tell them what is considered "modern" today in forms of web design and usually they like what they see. The only problem is that I suggest some things that are pretty extensive with design and programming but the client doesn't want to pay for them lol
But I'm not posting this to talk about my clients. I want to know what you think the next big design trends will be in 2017.
I'll go first
Extremely Simple Homepages: We've all seen simple homepages with a thousand words on them and some fancy images, but that's too crazy for some people nowadays because too many of them get distracted easily. Extremely simple homepages will basically be a header with a link that says "Menu" and is a drop down. It will have a large slider with some images and a "Buy Now" or some other call to action. Some lines of content that gets the point across. And finally a very basic footer with your contact information. I'm not saying it's the best thing ever, but if you study some of the bigger websites, this is the route they're already going
VR (Virtual Reality) Websites: Now this hasn't been done that I know of, but I see it coming because of all the VR devices getting launched. Think of a VR website as a sort of virtual tour of a website and what is offered on it. If you were at a car dealership you could actually get inside the car you wanted to purchase and see what it is like prior to actually leaving your house You could also go on Ebay and hold the item you're wanting to buy at a discounted price to see if it's exactly what you want. The possibilities are crazy with a VR type of website. This would be similar to how a website can be responsive for mobile devices. Now people would have to code in a way that their items or whatever could be seen on a VR device
Well those are just 2 ideas I have of what could potentially happen next year in the web design world.