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Web Design Trends to be Seen in 2015

Web Design Trends to be Seen in 2015

Being a fast growing web design & development company and deeply involved with this trade we find ourselves having to stay in touch with trends in the industry. This year, a number of new styles and layouts are trending. Your ability to keep these in mind when you're working on your company website(s) will be tactically useful.

Split screens

One of the more interesting design trends is the split-screen layout, in which some kind of vertical break divides portions of the page into two or more parts. This layout is ideal for companies that have two valuable products, services, or angles they want to promote. It enables you to give prominence to multiple items, instead of having to rank them in a particular order. TimeForTheWeb.com has perfectly mastered the split screen design.

Large visual headers

Basically it's not a new trend, yet large visual headers will continue to be a preferred choice for many designers. What's contained within those headers may be shifting, however. When you implement a video, you have to walk a fine line. The moving content should be gentle, silent, and relatively slow-moving.

The goal is not to surprise people, but to make them think: "Oh, wow! At first glance I didn't even realize that was a video."

Storytelling

Many businesses, brands, and organizations have realized that their website is their number-one tool for storytelling. They've committing themselves to relating stories not just through content, but also via specific web design elements, layout, and navigation.

If you're looking for good examples of visual storytelling in web design contact  Timefor theweb.com .

Hidden menus

Over the years, menu bars have been a staple in the web design industry. No one ever really tried to challenge the inclusion of a menu on the homepage. It just didn't make sense to anybody.

However, the trend toward greater simplicity has inspired many designers to hide their site menus behind buttons and tabs. The menu is only revealed when the mouse is hovered over the icon, much like in storytelling design.

 

June 11, 2014