If you want to stay trendy...be like everybody else. This sounds like a piece of contradictory advice because the first thing we think of when we think of “Trendy” is something different and special.
In order to be “Trendy,” you need to follow a trend, which means you have to look like everybody else. If the trend is towards a VR integrated website, then you can hardly be called trendy if your website still uses a single-template simple design. Here are some of the most common web design trends.
Web Design Trends Are Still “Business as Usual”
One of the odd things about top design trends is that most online articles claim that vibrant and bold colors are a big hit in 2019...but they are not. In fact, most websites are sticking with neutral colors and understated designs.
With the exception of a few children’s websites, things are still running as “Business as Usual”. There are no bold or vibrant designs taking the online world by storm...but, why is that?
The reason is that fewer and fewer websites are becoming single-use websites. Unless it is a website created by a couple for their wedding, most websites demand that the visitor returns at least two or more times. We all know how distracting a website is when it is vibrant, loud and bold, ergo, websites opt for an understated and neutral design.
The trend is still very much about being subdued and easy to digest. Webmasters want their content to shine brighter than their web design and website layout.
Designs Based Around Voice Control
Many modern graphic design templates have to accommodate the heavy use of voice commands. This may not be one of the best trends for website design. It can become restrictive, nevertheless, designs that accommodate voice control are becoming increasingly trendy.
They are especially popular with companies that are trying to future-proof their websites, which is not always a great idea.
It is always better to frequently update your website (both content and structure) because it helps you stay on top of bugs, especially bugs born from the use of improving technology. It also helps you jump on and exploit trends as they happen rather than trying to lay the groundwork before said trends occur.
Designing to accommodate voice control will get easier. Do you remember the days when designers used to struggle to design responsive websites that worked just as well for desktops as they did for mobile devices?. Going even further back, creating a logo that fitted within the web design was like fitting a honey-covered-jigsaw-puzzle piece into an almost completed jigsaw.