5 WEB DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2020 THAT ARE HERE TO STAY
Trend #1: Skip The Urge To Overkill. It’s Better To Take A Minimalist Navigation Approach
Web designers didn’t so much lead the way into minimalist nav design approaches as were pushed into it because of mobile design requirements. One result is that websites viewed on desktops have over time become much easier to navigate.
It’s something like trying to shorten sentences when writing, where you find you can convey as much information in fewer words and even do it better.
In the case of mobile navigation, it’s a matter of working with fewer links and less allowable space. Designers addressed the issue by limiting the number of pages in the primary menu and relegating links to sidebars or footers.
The result? An equally effective but much cleaner design.
Trend #2: Use White Space To Add Greater Emphasis To Your Message
Brevity rules here. It’s all about doing more with less.
Trend #3: Give Visitors A Human Face To Connect To
Avoid a “reader board” website design approach. Give your site a personality.
Adding warmth to your site is almost always effective.
Trend #4: Use Common-Sense, Universally-Accepted Typography To Create A Harmonious Viewer Experience
The point here is that not all font styles are 100% browser or device friendly. You need to test them or stick with sans-serif fonts like Arial and Tahoma, or a serif font like Times New Roman. There are others of course, so you should consider doing a little research.
Make it a point to pick a web-safe font so you can devote your creativity to other tasks.
Trend #5: Dark Mode Is Here To Stay. Don’t Just Try To Live With It, Embrace It
The dark mode trend is relatively new. It’s also very popular. So much so that it’s easy to see why it definitely has staying power.
It’s easy on user’s eyes; a good thing since it appears to these same users will be spending even more time looking at their screens and not less.
Although darker websites tend to be popular, good design dictates it is accomplished in the proper contexts.