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Top 6 webdesign trends to follow in 2014

Since most of the bloggers have released a list of their top trends in design, we felt like this is  a high time for us to do so. Although february might be a little too late to do this…. we hope that you will stay with us and enjoy it!

1. Say goodbay to matchy-matchy

Crop The Block

Crop The Block

Kitchen Sink Studios
Kitchen Sink Studios

 

Bye bye Times New Roman and goodbye Georgia, we won’t miss you! The year 2014 is all about typography geting serious.  Actually it was always obvious, but now it’s just arriving at mainstream status. Most of the best websites out there already have three or more fonts making the page more atractive and easier to read.

2. Design aesthetic -Flat screen.  

Built By Buffalo

Built By Buffalo

Wistia

Wistia

Trend, which arose from new apple operative system iOS7. It’s about keeping it simple, clean and modern which are ironically words you often hear out of most clients’ mouths.
Everybody wants to use flat design because it actually makes sense. We avoid chaos, have more white space and overall a better user experience.
It forces designers to achieve more by using less and for that, it is considered as the number one trend for 2014. Along with no. 3 which is…

3. Large Hero Areas

Bershka

Bershka

Realti

Realti

Large hero areas (the “intro” area, often an image with a little amount of text, at the top of a website – term from print design) are starting to be more and more popular. Most of the sites on the  Line25′s “Sites of the Week” have it.  Hero areas are becoming increasingly creative and elaborate. They are a really important thing to watch out in 2014.

4. Videos In Place of Text

Why read about it when you can watch it? Videos are the things you will start to see all over the web especially in hero areas. We are already following this trend!

Concept inbox

Concept inbox

Coin

Coin

5. Massive Focus On Mobile

Mobile UI Elements

Mobile UI Elements

Designers are progressively working on keeping their sites functioning on mobile devices. This will for sure not change in the near future.

The last on our list from the top trends which will continue to develop in 2014 year is…

6. Infographic Designs

Show Do Milhao

Show Do Milhao

The Magic Bean Shop and the Fries That Bind Us

The Magic Bean Shop and the Fries That Bind Us

gangnam style infographic

Gangnam style infographic

Infographics present a lot of information in one place. They are very interesting, eye – catching  and easier to remember. End – users like it because every infographic has it’s own atmosphere. They can be really funny or strictly informative.They are like comics, which helps us to absorb loads of information and people love it.

That is the end of our list! Hoped that you made it to the end and found it nice and useful.

Hope to see you soon!

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by beata