What’s going on in the world of web design? Here are a few things I’m seeing more often in contemporary website designs. Modern layouts, trending colors and awesome new techniques to try follow.
I’ve bucketed a group of conventions I’m seeing into a group of 6 trends. Each one is discussed, examples given, following the jump.
- Bright Colors
- Subtle (and other) Animations
- The Loss or Escape of Containers
- Random Decorative Elements
- Exploration of Angles
- Continued Glimpses of Brutalism
Bright colors, animations and random decorative elements are each alive in this first example. There’s a lot of play in the z-space. That is, the background, middle-ground and foreground are each starting to get their own opportunities to shine.
View site: Intercomm Messenger CRM Chatbot
Great movement, angle exploration, breaking out of the boxes, scroll-based animations, depth of field exploration all make this event planning website one to behold.
View the site: Tame – Event Planning
Bookblock packs a lot of animation with mixed media types into its homepage. They also use parallax effects and include various instances of what I’ll call mixed media layering ~ where an authentic image of a book might be silhouetted with hand-drawn animations creating a rich effect.
View the site: Bookblock Custom Journals
More examples below. 🙂 Enjoy.
Starbucks gets into things with a random decorative elements that animate giving this login page some style.
(Available when you visit a Starbucks.)
The escape the container effort is strong with this one. Handwritten and hand-drawn embellishments are part of the playfulness of this site.
View site Sketchize Wireframing Tool
More exploration of angles and use of transform: skew CSS.
View the site: Conduit CRM Software
Brutalism continues its emergence with this site built to give you inspiration. Each quote links to a live tweet from the rapper.
View the site: KayneInspire.ME