10 Web Design And Development Trends You Should Think About For 2017

PUBLISHED: JAN 07, 2017 – ARTICLE: 10 WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT TRENDS YOU SHOULD THINK ABOUT FOR 2017

10 web design and development trends you should think about in 2017, why? Because your website becomes old after new trends comes into practice. If you do not update your website your competitors that do update will get all the business. The lively website design industry trends is never constant, the design that you use today is sure to be out of date in a few months time.

We have already updated our website according to 2016 so now is there anything to expect in 2017? Yes certainly. There are lots of things that’s is about to come up in 2017. The year is going to be full of beautiful web design and development trends and other approaches that makes or breaks your design principle.

2017 marks the year design takes one more step back into reality. Whether it’s through form, color choice or functionality, 2017 is a year of hybrids, where reality and technology collide to create a seamless browsing experience. You should check out these 10 cutting edge web design and development trends for 2017, which are bound to change the online experience in 2017.

1. Virtual Reality

Virtual reality probably will improve in hardware and the ways we interact with the virtual environments. Exploring interfaces for virtual reality is a real trend of nowadays and might be a trend in the future as well. It's a place where skeuomorphism gets a new live in 3d and flat design still widely used for informational elements.

Mozilla VR
webvr.info
IdeaSpace – VR Themes – ideaspacevr.org/themes

2. Effective Transitions

Transitions are always pleasing, images and animations when switched from one another grabs user’s attention. Transition of blurring an image impresses the user when a new image takes on its place.

3. JavaScript & AngualrJS

JavaScript is the future. People are going away from tight integration of server-side code for generating HTML. HTML is generated right on the browser with JavaScript.

J Query will be out of market soon. It is going to be interesting to see how legacy code will be handled on the way. MV* frameworks like Reactjs, Angular, Backbone, Ember, Knockout etc are already popular. I believe they are difficult to begin with when compared to JQuery but guarantee a peace of mind in later phases when requirement change cycles and debugging phases begin.

4. Internet Of Things (IoT)

We now need to contend with how and where our websites will be viewed from. Here are a few places people may view a website:

  • Watch
  • Fridge
  • Washing machines
  • Lap tops
  • Desk tops
  • Tablets
  • Smart phones
  • Cars

And the list goes on…

This means our code needs to be as efficient as possible to ensure it is optimized and will look good no matter what device a person views our site on.

New devices that can transmit data at longer distances with less energy. Cheaper smart-lights and smart-appliances from more companies. We’ll be seeing more protocols and platform integrations. Check out for technologies that start using LPWAN or Bluetooth 5.

5. Innovative Scrolling And Parallax

The term parallax is derived from the Greek "parallaxis" meaning "alteration". It is a wonderful design concept that allows web development experts to add an extra dimension layer to a website.

It makes use of multiple backgrounds which appear to move at varying speeds and thus create a sensation of depth. An amazing 3D effect can be added to a website by using parallax effects.

6. Think Outside The Box With 3D Geometric Shapes

Now for a little history. Once upon a time, the big digital trend was skeuomorphism – bless us. The idea was to imitate real life objects on digital interfaces. For example, you probably remember the notepad on the iPhone that looked like an actual notepad.

While cool and clear, it didn’t feel modern enough. Then, Flat Design took over the web (Microsoft Windows 8 style) with minimalist icons and strong color blocks with no reference to our actual world whatsoever it started showing up everywhere. While innovative, people got a bit lost.

Finally, Google came out with Material design and brought some fresh perspective to geometric shapes, adding some shadows, motion and boldness to the geometric style.

Why the heck are we telling you this story? Because when Google flaps a wing the entire Web is shaken. And if they’re using geometric shapes, as should we. Visually, be ready to see more and more 3D geometric shapes in websites backgrounds and design support in general.

Why? Because Google (besides your mom) knows best. – Source: http://www.wix.com

7. Website’s UX With Gifs And Animations

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This GIF app is another work of Sergey Valiukh

Gone are the days when an image could excite web crawlers. A lot of websites and apps use animations now days. What’s new is that GIFs are going mainstream. Now built into Facebook and Twitter, GIFs can also be used for your web design.

This is the age of animation, videos and GIFs. Motion UI is the catchphrase for web development companies in India to swear by. It is a Sass library which is one of three sections of Foundation for Apps laid by Zurb. Developers swear by it for creating CSS transitions and animation.

Motion UI allows the transitions on an app to be rich and smooth with pre-defined motion. More and more developers are using Motion UI as it allows prototypes of animated elements to be seamlessly integrated into websites. This would definitely do away with the usage of static images in 2017.

8. Open UI Technology

Open UI has become hot property when it comes to web development. As a heads up to rookies, it is an Open Source JavaScript UI library that is maintained by SAP and can be gotten under Apache 2.0 license. Open UI allows you to develop web applications that are responsive to all kinds of devices and can run on any kind of browser.

It is based on JavaScript and uses JQuery as its base.

9. One Page Websites

The benefit is simple: scrolling is easier and more continuous than clicking. If a user begins to scroll (especially if the page design encourages it) they are more likely to keep scrolling than they are to stop and click something. i.e. — if you have simple content that can be digested in a few chunks, a one-pager might be a good idea. This idea will boom in 2017 for better SEO.

10. Content-Driven Design

When whole UI is just a text, photo, and white background user puts all attention on the photo quality and value of the textual content. In comparing with skeuomorphism esthetic when an interface was the King, now it tends to be almost "transparent." This phenomenon influences positively on the market in general because product owners start thinking more about a value of their products and not just how it looks.

Web design is what attracts your target customers and inspires them to go through your website. A successful web design exhibits elements that are relevant to the time. As technology keeps evolving, customers liking change accordingly.

A contemporary website development integrated with the elements that fascinate viewers, certainly stay ahead in the curve. Therefore, it becomes vital for every business owner to keep watch on the on-going trends of web design and development for 2017.

About Michael John

Hi my name is Michael and I am here to help you create a website that works. If you require any help building your website please contact me. I am the owner of www.2createawebsites.com and would like to help you get online.

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