The end of 2018 means we’re heading to the final two years of the decade. Over the years, the internet has grown in such a rapid speed it has been hard to keep up with it, especially when it comes to Lakeland web design trends. We have seen the reign of mobile browsers in the last decade, as well as AR, VR, AI, AMP, and many other acronyms we honestly don’t remember now.
There were some years during the past decade when web design has become so obsessed with creativity, often abandoning the restrictions of grids and traditional stock photos to use bold color schemes and asymmetrical layouts. Then, there were years when the websites became a lot smarter, integrating interactions with users into the final output. These two paradigms of creativity and technological advancement will come together for the 2019 trends that we are looking forward to.
Below are four of the most interesting and innovative design elements we can expect this coming year:
Serifs finally on screen
The rule before is: serifs are for print and sans serif is for a screen. While sans-serif is still the go-to font for websites because of its readability, more brands are now using serifs for their headers and callouts. Since the serif font is made to be more informal and decorative, they are the perfect ones to use to draw emphasis on a particular heading.
Black-and-white color schemes
Color is the most important aspect of any Lakeland web design. But for 2019, web designers may use black-and-white palettes to draw the web visitors’ attention to the more important aspect of the web layout such as the textures and the shapes. Since we are so used to seeing color on the web, we begin to see things differently when colors are missing. Somehow, the world turns a little slower and we begin to focus on the tiny details of the layout.
Traditionally, websites are set up for systematic grids but in the past couple of years, designers have been turning to more natural and organic shapes such as squares, triangles, rectangles, and other sharp-cornered structures. This brings a sense of stability to the webpage and they provide depth to the web design that enables the page elements to stand out.
Micro-animations or micro-interactions
The purpose of micro-interactions is to surprise the user with these small animations that make the page interactive. You would notice how Twitter’s word count icon turns red when you have exceeded the allowed number of characters, right? That little interaction with the user improves the experience of the visitors to the website.