New trends in web design can be faint. Early adopters face a higher risk, but being late to the party means you’re missing out. So how do you stay up-to-date with web design trends without getting burned?
The Trends section of our Web Design Zone includes content curated by our experts to bring you the latest and evergreen trends in the industry. We don’t have a crystal ball, but it’s the perfect source of inspiration.
Content management systems give businesses great flexibility. But they’re often built as a one-size-fits-all solution, which inevitably means cutting corners. In the simplest words, going headless means treating your CMS and the visual layer of your website as separate entities. This gives a number of possibilities – from greatly improved performance to fantastic scalability for enterprises.
It’s everywhere. Apps, websites, operating systems – everyone is trying to give us the choice to use dark mode. But is it really as good as many sources claim? Can the dark mode really reduce eye strain or save battery? There are plenty of myths circulating the Internet, and transitioning to a dark mode interface is harder than it seems.
The next stage in the evolution of the Internet (Web 3.0) begs the question: what will a Web 3.0 website look like? Will Web 3.0 design look different to the current Web 2.0 design? It’s likely that you have already heard about a cryptocurrency, a metaverse, a blockchain or a non-fungible token (NFT), to name a few. They all belong to the concept of the decentralised Internet in which not a single entity is able to control everything – including your data. Web 3.0 creates an opportunity for websites and applications to process information in a smart human-centric approach.
Just 20 years ago, the answer would have been a resounding yes. But now, everyone can build a website. Thanks to the democratisation of the Internet, solutions like Google Sites allow you to do it for free. They’re great for personal use, but page builders have various advantages for businesses, even for the largest enterprises.
Even if you’ve built a website recently, it’s likely that you haven’t heard of the design system. It’s not widely adopted by web designers just yet, but it adds incredible value to the project. In short, the purpose of a design system is to help teams across your company. The typical design consists of:
The British government has its own design system.
New trends are great, but how do you implement them? While some might require an expert eye of a web agency, there’s plenty you can do to improve your website on your own. And, quite frankly, many website management tasks shouldn’t be outsourced. Learn how your team can take ownership of those and make the most out of your site.