Predicting The Web Design Trends of 2017
Sure, web design trends aren't as immense technologically; but with the rate of technological adoption and advancement, the trends of 2017 might be as outlandish to us now as mobile-responsiveness was in 2009. So, here are some of our best picks for web design trends in 2017!
With the prevalence of website builders, particularly those which allow novice users to build a website free, web designers of the future might experience a lot of pressure to reduce prices or become more like full-service centers, providing everything from SEO to graphic design to content and web design and development. They'll need to learn new skills and be better than the alternatives to keep clients moving through the (metaphorical) doors.
Details Growing in ImportanceWith better pixel-ratios and screens available on all devices and increasing in number around the world, there will be a much larger emphasis on getting every pixel perfect. And more and more potential consumers will have lived their whole life in the digital age: they'll be trained to pay more attention. Your kerning will matter more. Your margins will matter more. Average layfolk will note and judge minor imperfections.
Devices have been released which swap contact information on touch. You can currently buy a hefty stack of business cards which will take users to your website if they tap it on their phone. These microinteractions are programmable to many different functions, and will grow increasingly prevalent in everyday life. Lead generation for businesses and websites might happen with micro-interactions.
Hapnotic Information Gathering
Hapnotic feedback is basically the touch and tactile feedback provided by interfaces, like virtual keyboards. With the increasingly low cost of EAPs, or films which allow for the use of touch-computing on flat surfaces, it might be possible in a few years for websites to send physical vibrations to smartphone users guiding them to buttons or links, or might allow users to feel different textures on different pages.