7 Hot Web Design Trends to Look for in 2015

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Learn What’s Trending in Web Design for 2015

If we were talking about new trends in web design a few years ago, the conversation would have been a lot less exciting and brimming with innovation than it is today. Each year there are new ideas and implementations being introduced, and we are much the better for it.

For 2015 there are some holdovers, and also a lot of evolvers, as what we are able to do technologically catches up with the ideas. An example would be how the concept of Flat Design evolved into Material Design.

Let’s have a look at what’s trending for website design in 2015.

5 Web design trends you will see a lot of in 2015

Making your sites with responsive design – This is one that’s been here awhile, but has never been more important, especially with Google announcing that beginning April 21st, 2015, sites that aren’t mobile friendly will find themselves lagging in the search results. Since mobile search accounts for some 50% of all search traffic, that’s a big hit. This year responsive has become the norm, and no longer a nice option.

Large backgrounds and images – The use of large, gorgeous imagery and video gracing our pages has now brought a certain multimedia aspect into your staid web design. This along with cinemagraphs, are making websites a visual treat to behold.

Scrolling over clicking – The concept of making a longer, more flowing page in mobile will continue to gain ground, as this decreases page load time, encourages interaction and is more intuitive. It’s all about user experience, and this element delivers in a major way.

More choice in typography – It wasn’t so long ago that if you wanted a custom font for your web pages you were obligated to pay a hefty price. Not anymore. A lot more choices are available now, with the free Google fonts leading the way here.

Semi-flat design – While flat design has existed for a few years, it appears as if it has now evolved into what Google is calling “material design”. That is a blending of flat design with subtle gradients, layers and even animation to achieve an “almost” flat design with flair.