We’re quickly approaching the end of 2016, with about three months left until we ring in the new year! Here at GRAYBOX, we always have our eye out when new design movements occur, and this blog post is a curation of the most prevalent trends that will likely continue through to the next year.
In this post we’ll explore the most important web design principles to remember so you can make a website visually engaging, effective, easy to use, and memorable.
People that aren’t in the web design world are often curious about the creativity designers encompass. How do new ideas come to fruition? How do trends develop? Below are a few tips to keep designers’ creativity honed.
2015 is halfway done, and we are already looking toward the future of web design. What new trends will pop up? Which ones will finally be laid to rest? One can only predict, but we have some strong tell-tale signs of what we will be seeing in the year 2016.
Parallax, RWD, CTA, what does it all mean? We in the web sphere casually drop these words in our day-to-day lives, but those of you who aren’t so familiar with these terms can learn about what these words really mean. So the next time you rub elbows with a hip designer type or a brainy developer, you could very well-impress them and earn some web-street cred by thoughtfully dropping these terms into a conversation or two.
Just recently, Google changed their ranking algorithm for mobile search results. Now, more than ever, is the time to start thinking about shifting towards a mobile-friendly mindset, if you haven’t done so already. Are you prepared?
The Gestalt theory can spark new light when it comes to design. It helps us to think about our compositions in ways that we have not imagined them before. In fact, many principles that come from the Gestalt theory can be applied to all forms of art and design, from painting to photography, digital design to architecture, and good old fashioned print design.
As a Web Designer, I come across a myriad of sites every day. I see great, good, and bad web design practices, and even trends that spring up every now and then. Below is a small list of web trends I've encountered frequently that benefit the web community as a whole.