Web design depends on innovation and imitation. Remember sliders were the way to go 5 years ago, they have been copied so many times that now they are outdated and on most websites.
Here are 5 trends which are here to stay
Artificial Intelligence: context is everything, the medium an interaction takes place is more important than the how and why, whether it is on the smartphone or a tablet. Users interact with products on various situations. Web designers need to consider the practices and responsiveness as faultless and as efficient as possible. Artificial intelligence can interpret the behavior of customers and not rely on trends which are dependent which is not sophisticated and nascent.
Diversity: A common complaint from businesses is the lack of originality in practices in web design. With the trends on certain behavior a website should consists, the responsiveness of the design and the need to attain a particular look has led to a large extent of similarity in design. Websites do not have to look similar on all aspects, there should be an opportunity for fresh material which you can offer. Going forward, designers will free to push boundaries and diversify their working templates.
Rich Illustration: websites traditionally contain use of photography or animation which is outdated in current practices for visuals. There needs to be more hand-drawn illustrations which will add to the value of the website as they have the comfort of originality that can’t be matched by other visuals. Very soon, websites and their brands will be recognized by the artistic style they contain.
Mobile Design: Mobile devices and wearable are a growing market and will be valued at 31 billion dollars by the end of 2020. Wearable devices are becoming fast popular, these platforms offer a completely new set of challenges for designers making websites and applications easily accessible. The basic of User Interactions will remain the same, but individuals will have to consider fitting into custom size screen and device monitors for their website.
MicroInteractions: as the user experience becomes an important feature of most platform devices, those momentary events that add up to become the final experience. Microinteractions need to be as unobtrusive as possible. They should necessitate a dearth of thought and work on its user. A micro interaction should comprise of 4 steps: Trigger, Rule, Feedback and Loop or Mode.