In the influential web industry trends don’t last long. Born out of innovative concepts, experimentation, and fresh techniques, trends are the major forces for change, which, ultimately push an industry forward to something better and remarkable. The web offers a constantly changing and evolving environment. This leaves many of us with a multi-million dollar question which strikes almost every designer’s heart: What will define Web Design trends in 2017? Like a number of Design experts and the UX think tanks, I’m wagering on VRs, Rich typography, and conversational interfaces to leave an enduring mark on the design industry. Without much ado, let’s take a look at the top trends that will dominate the web design space in 2017.
1. Mobile-First Design Concept
The Mobile-first concept isn’t a new one. It was a big hit over the past few years and it is anticipated that it will prevail and show its dominance even in the year 2017. More and more companies are expected to realize the importance of delivering the content for small screen devices and then working up to the bigger screens. Several visual and design restrictions limit mobile-first models (in a useful way) and what companies can create as their core content and the message which they want to convey to their target audiences. Smartphones usually come with smaller screen sizes, which limits the content that user views at once. This compels the companies to get rid of, or limit, the amount of information which is not 100% required. However, allowing the value-added and visually attractive extras to users as they switch up to larger screens is obviously necessary.