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Web design : What do you think will be the big trends of 2017?



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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 Web design : What do you think will be the big trends of 2017?

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 Web design : What do you think will be the big trends of 2017?

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 Web design : What do you think will be the big trends of 2017?

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 Web design : What do you think will be the big trends of 2017? 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 Web design : What do you think will be the big trends of 2017?


Well those are just 2 ideas I have of what could potentially happen next year in the web design world.

What do you guys and girls think?



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Lynne

Oh man Razzy, I think a virtual reality website would be seriously awesome but that must be the one where everyone says its too expensive right? That must cost a bomb to do but I am sure it will be the way of the future!

I wonder who will be the first to go with that? I bet some of the big car brands are busy with that already? I know my husband would spend all day taking virtual tours and virtual test drives, chowing up my internet connection haha. Seriously I can just picture that. I'm sure that will be huge one day.

I like the extremely simple homepages, I love plain and simple!




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MusicMoguls

I have no idea what the next trend could be but i like your idea of simple home pages. So many people who still do not have the knowledge to move around on the internet well. You want your website to be inviting and easy to use so this could be a big trend this year to come. Good idea good topic thank you for sharing.




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idealmike

Here's several web design trends and predictions I see more web developers making use of in the future.

Cinemagraphs

Cinemagraphs what are they? Well they're basically animated gifs, they have a subtle motion somewhere in them and they make for very powerful visual effects and can enhance a website to give it another level of modernization, mysticality and elegant design that makes a good looking website, good looking. And unlike videos which take up a huge amount of your servers bandwidth and the people viewing your site, cinemagraphs don't and this makes them better than normal pictures in that sense as static pictures don't move or have any life to them. But cinemagraphs does. It's not exactly new technology or anything, but more and more websites are using cinemagraphs in some place now.

Some of these Cinemagraphs are pretty cool right?
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Web design : What do you think will be the big trends of 2017?
Web design : What do you think will be the big trends of 2017?

Images: Cinemagraph: 28 Still Photos With Subtle Motion.

Several others which are more design based on improving and modernizing the aesthetics of a website are parallax design adoption and flat design. Or rather, more semi-flat designs. Since Windows released the Metro Style theme, many websites have become somewhat appearing to be obsessed with flat design. And this same flat design has evolved on its own into a more semi-flat design that fixes several usability issues that full flat designs have. And a lot of emphasis has been put on the parallax design as well these last couple of years which is also evolving into something else that gives a website visual depth. Such as when the background moves at different speeds to the foreground. A great example of a website that takes advantage of parallax design is: http://www.sbs.com.au/theboat/

If you get a minute check the boat out you'll see it in action and it's a great example of how it can be used. Web design : What do you think will be the big trends of 2017?

Oh and lazy loading is another design trend that will be big in 2017+. It basically makes it possible to view all the content on a site straight away without having to wait for the different parts of that site to download into your browser first. Some big social media sites like Facebook, Insta and Twitter make use of it and in a world where information is continually fed to us non stop, lazy loading makes viewing that content much easier and quicker. So the reason that will be adopted is simply because it has very practical uses for SEO.




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Lynne

Mike those Cinemagraphs are absolutely awesome! I saw those and my brain immediately started ticking how I can make use of one of those on my website. Being a mommy blog a cute baby image would be awesome and adding some movement.

I wonder how much effort it takes to make something like that and what I would need to provide? Any idea where to get me one of those?

I also wonder how on earth I would put it on my website.... my brain is now ticking in big time overdrive LOL.

Could you use those as featured blog images so they would then show up on my blog roll?




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idealmike

I can almost seel and feel the electrical activity going off in your brain from here Lynne! Web design : What do you think will be the big trends of 2017? I know right they're pretty cool and and make your site much more alive than just using static images which is something web designers have done for years without really thinking outside the box. In fact, I think web designers should think as though there isn't a box. Boxes are confining and restrictive. They only allow for so much evolution to take place before you need a bigger box. If you know what I mean! Web design : What do you think will be the big trends of 2017?

Tbh it's not that hard to make these. You need two images. One a gif and the other a png or something. And using something like Adobe Illustrator or some other image editing app, you can just basically layer the static image over the moving one and then cut out the area of it that you want to show moving.

There's also quite a lot of actual Cinemagraph tools and apps out there as well. Just look on the Apple Appstore on your phone and search for "Cinemagraphs". Or just search online for how to make them and you'll find tons of stuff.

Or check out Cinemagr.am, iCinegraph, Flixel, Echograph, Kinotopic just for starters.

You could always create a WTB for this sort of thing and request it as there's bound to be people out there that can make these for you. And an actual market demand for them as well that you can tap into that in someway. Web design : What do you think will be the big trends of 2017?




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Lynne

Oh no Mike, that is just too higher grade for me to make my own Cinemagraphs LOL. I am only just mastering Canva to do my own website images!

Anything more involved than that will be a problem. Ok but from you say it isn't too hard to do, you know for other people... those designer types.

You can feel the electricity going off in my brain? Lol I'm sure you can it is working in overdrive now. You might hear a loud bang, that means it went too hard and exploded.

I totally hear you about the box. I like to work without one.

I can feel there is something that is about to connect here for me. Something I can use for my website that will be mindblowing. Wait for it... it will come soon!




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idealmike

I anticipatedly wait with baited breath Lynne! Web design : What do you think will be the big trends of 2017? The brain is very much like an engine in a car. It needs to be well oiled and maintained to work at its full capacity and provide the best performance so you can get the most amount of MPG out of it LOL Web design : What do you think will be the big trends of 2017?




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Lynne

Yes well sometimes I think I rev mine a bit too much... I can literally smell the burning haha




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idealmike

Oops! Check engine light on! Ohh, just put a sticker over that! LOL Web design : What do you think will be the big trends of 2017?




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Lynne

Got lots of stickers... yes great plan!




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EliteWriter

I think that over the past few years simplicity has become a norm. So it is safe to say that it will remain a trend even in 2017. I think that simplicity and boldness are what most internet users prefer, especially when considering that there are a good number of users who access sites from devices such as tablets and smartphones. So the easier it is for them to find whatever they want, the better it is, since the screen is considerably smaller.




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Cristian

I think the design of websites will be greatly influenced by modern Apps. As you said Razzy, simple and straight to the point, making sure the user is not distracted and leading him trough the "tunnel" straight to the call to action.

No to mention the fact that all websites will need to be mobile friendly and this means stripping out a lot of useless stuff that doesn't really need to be there and in the past was part of the "filling the gap" mentality.




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Corzhens

I agree with the extremely simple home page design because that is what I am comfortable with. To be honest about designs, I have been seeing so many bad designs of home pages as if it was entering a pageant or art contest. The home page is like a store that is presenting what you have. That means the home page should contain the main menu and better if it can show the whole directory of the inner pages. There’s no need for fancy colors and animated designs.




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