Top Web Development Trends for 2016 (Part 2)

Rage of Ghost Buttons

Besides parallax scrolling and grid designs, we will also see the fury of ghost buttons in 2016 and that too for a good reason. They are translucent which allows them to enhance user experience without distorting the image behind. Furthermore, ghost buttons enables users to immerse themselves in the site rather creating distraction or screaming loudly to be clicked.

It is why ghost buttons are outlined as an essential component that ideally complements the design aside from improving the visitor experience. Additionally, they further refine the design by improving its aesthetics. On top of all, they usually go well with the flat designs.

So those who are looking to create a simple web design, ghost buttons are perfect fit for them. They let important images to step forward and gain visitors attention. This unique feature allows them to serve their purpose by achieving the actual objective.

Hero Images to Save the Day

With hero images you can make a bold and visually pleasing statement. This image is more like a headline of the webpage because it truly says thousand words. In fact, it is the idea behind using the hero image. Generally, web developers use such images at the top of the fold with clickable items following in grid-like pattern, but that’s just one layout. You can play with it to explore new opportunities and make a mark for yourself in the design world.

The key to using hero image is it should be nice-looking and extremely good at conveying the brand message. At the same time, it needs to fit well with the overall theme of the web page. Those who are of the view that a hero image slows the load time of a web are absolutely wrong. The data compression doesn’t allow them to consume much bandwidth. So don’t be shy to use hero images in your web pages.

Inforgraphics to Boost Interaction

Numerous studies have repeatedly showed that infographics are the best way to convey information to online users. The reason being is infographics very engaging. Since they are visually appealing, easy to comprehend and transmit the required information as well. Thus, it’s better to use infographic rather than listing a handful of stats in a web page.

No doubt, its way more appealing to visitors, but inforgraphic has also evolved with the passage of time. This year, infographics will be more engaging than ever before as users will get to see some clickable items and even small animations in them. This will make infographics more exciting and fascinating.

Top Web Development Trends for 2016 (Part 1)

Web development and designing is changing at the speed of technology. To keep pace with the rapidly changing technology, it is essential for developers to acquaint themselves with the latest trends and see what new changes 2016 will bring in the industry.

  1. Integration of Grids

We exist in digital age where people have mastered the art of using technology. With every passing day the number of online shoppers is increasing, whereas proliferation of mobile devices has allowed kids and grown-ups to search nearly everything online. Unfortunately, this has greatly decreased our patience.

Consequently, web visitors are no longer willing to access slow websites. Moreover, they do not want to browse through a site to learn about a business. To negate this problem, designers have started integrating grid design in the layouts. Grid is just the thing a modern day designer may have wished for to keep the visitors on a page.

Grids make navigation simple and web design more appealing. It brings a sense of rhythm by proportioning and balancing the design. In turn it becomes fairly easy for visitors to naturally move their eyes around the pages. It is exactly the kind of solution that you require to create a good first impression in those first few seconds.

  1. Parallax Scrolling to Rise

Do you know what else cuts down the user experience besides slow load time? It’s scrolling. Yes, you’ve heard it right. The reason being is majority of the visitors use the scroll button on the web pages to slide them up and down. Often they find it really irritating to get the scroll bar in the exact position where the interesting content resides.

To fix this issue, web developers have taken cue from mobile phone experience that has enabled users to scroll with their thumb. Now they are bringing this intriguing feature into web development. As a result, the new sites will allow users to scroll with a simple gesture rather clicking all over the site.

This new functionality is called parallax scrolling. In addition to making the scrolling easy, parallax will also allow designers to have fewer and bigger buttons on the pages. This feature will also morph those irritating slideshows of content into one scrolling list.

Owing to these functionalities, parallax scrolling adds more depth to the sites and increase browsers interest. This makes parallax scrolling a rising norm in 2016 and an essential for web developers.

To be continued….