Web Design Trends for 2020
For 2020, the technical possibilities for your online presence are endless, from reinventing previous styles to playing with extremes. However, there are also web design trends that endure simply because they’ve been tested and proven effective for website development.
Here are some of the hottest web design trends for 2020, as well as a couple that just won’t go away.
The use of dark mode for your website will not only make it look super modern, but it also reduces eye strain and will make your color schemes and other design elements pop. Although dark mode’s initial purpose was to extend screen lifespans by saving energy, that doesn’t change the fact that dark mode just looks and will make your web pages truly dynamic. In addition, the dark mode aesthetic fits ideally with other popular web design trends, such as incorporating dark colors with bright neon colors or futuristic and dark dystopian styles.
Hand-drawn elements are hot for injecting humanity and emotion into your website. It is a refreshing transition from the perfected and impersonal graphics that have dominated web design for a bit too long. This web design trend may be connected to our natural need to have down-to-earth positivity around us and is characterized by stylized and unique hand-drawn icons or illustrations, for instance. Flaunt your rough edges and celebrate your brand’s imperfections by steering away from flat, pixel-perfect designs in 2020.
Immersive 3D Graphics
3D visuals have always stirred delight, but technology has for many years lacked what 3D graphics needed to become a super trend.
This, along with a costly price tag, limited the advancement of 3D web design for many years.
Today, however, you can utilize 3D design without highly specialized equipment, which opens this trend up to an increasing number of web designers. Interactive 3D design encourages viewers to stick around and learn more about your product or service in the process. This popular web design trend is helping to break down the boundaries between reality and digital space.
Layers, Soft Shadows and Floating Elements
This 2020 web design trend is all about creating depth similar to that created by 3D design, but more understated. You can add extra flair to your 2D layouts by layering elements and utilizing soft drop shadows, giving your website a lightweight feel as elements are floating over one another. This trend is a sharp contrast from the impenetrable flat designs of past years.
These are only a few of the web design trends that are up-and-coming for the new year. Other hot trends include:
- Combining photography with graphics
- Solid frames of white space
- Luminous color schemes
- Minimalist navigation
For all your web design needs for the coming year – contact North Texas Web Design of McKinney, Texas to schedule a consultation.
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