We can now begin to look at the web design trends of 2014 (so far) and make some predictions as to what will have staying power in 2015. At least thatâ€™s what I plan to attempt in todayâ€™s post. And of course, since Elegant Themes exists at the intersection of web design and WordPress, Iâ€™ll be talking throughout about how these trends have and will impact the WordPress Communityâ€“from existing WordPress themes and plugins to the new opportunities these trends will provide. Letâ€™s get into it!
1.Responsive or Go Home
Maybe you have a really good reason for not using responsive design? I just doubt it. Over the last few years responsive design has solidified itself as the new standard for web design in general and WordPress themes in particular. Sure, there are still arguments over implementation, but no one is saying, â€œletâ€™s get rid of responsive designâ€ and in fact more and more sites are opting to go in that direction. That was certainly the case in 2014 and I wouldnâ€™t look for it to go anywhere in 2015. This one has ceased to be a trend and can now be considered the new norm.
2.Â Large, Â Beautiful Background Images & Videos
Another staple of Divi which has been and will continue to be a big hit are the large, beautiful background images and videos. One of the simplest ways to make your site stand out is by having great content displayed prominently. This trend is a wonderful way to accomplish that and when folded into a larger design style/philosophy it doesnâ€™t feel gimmicky but powerful and elegant.
3. Clicking Gives Way to Scrolling
We see the trend of clicking from one number of a list to the next or one section of a site to another related section going out of style as scrolling takes the place of clicking. Clicking makes the user experience longer and more difficult. Scrolling, on the other hand, will make your website easier to use for your visitors. They will find the reading and interactions with your website a more intuitive and pleasant process.
With a scrolling design, you can put all related information about a product, service or topic on one page, so the visitor can find everything they are looking for easily without needing to navigate the website. This method keeps them on topic and prevents them from losing their way. You also have the opportunity to guide the visitor, instead of letting them choose which parts of the website they will click next. In this way, scrolling can create a more effective website.Card Design Will Continue (Get Better)
4. Card Design Will Continue (Get Better)
Card design is one method that contributes to a responsive website. Card design gives numerous cards across a page that entice the visitor to click. Each one can include a visually-appealing image and copy that will convert to a click. Cards give you a way to provide snippets of information, and the visitor can click to learn more.
Using cards also provides a way to organize your site, allowing you to move your information around and include a lot of information on one page. Cards also make it easy for visitors to browse through your offerings and home in on the ones they are interested in.
Reference : http://storymanager.com/blog/web-design-trends-2015/