It seems that there have been some months leading to 2019. How have all the resolutions of Friend Coding this year been achieved? However, this time I’m not going to talk about transitional year resolutions, but web design changes six years back.
Every year, all developments in web design are very dynamic following the existing technological trends. If we look back for six years, you will remember the appearance of CSS Framework like Bootstrap, Skeleton, Materialize, etc. And the emergence of Responsive Web Design caused by the growth of mobile devices that are so rapid.
So, I was asked before by my students how I build one of a quite popular website for online gaming. Of course, I use most of the new technologies such as responsive design, parallax scrolling, and so on. Using a transparent overlay on the header really makes it stands out to become trusted online gambling sites, who provides 24 hours customer service for online casino and e-sportsbook.
Without further ado lets flashback on the year when each of the website design techniques came out.
In 2013, Responsive Web Design became popular
The emergence of Responsive Web Design was not in 2013. Historically, the appearance of Responsive Web Design was estimated in mid-2010. However, this year the rapid growth of mobile devices that created Responsive Web Design became popular. This makes the appearance of the site more flexible when it starts on the desktop or the mobile device.
Typography and content layout is a serious concern for the web design trend in 2013. The layout of content and images is the simplest at the time. This matter is due to the ease of creating a responsive website appearance.
In 2014, the year was the CSS Framework and Flat Design
2014 was the year of the Framework CSS, that year they became the ideal for website developers. This CSS framework makes it easy to create website views. They also popularize grid systems that make it easier for developers to create a responsive display.
Besides the CSS Framework, the trend in 2014 is Flat Design. Flat Design makes not a bit of site design at the moment emphasize more aspects of benefits and creates a more minimalist and cleaner look. This year the site design focuses more on typography, the selection of bright colors and two-dimensional illustrations. And reduce the use of fuss, shadows, and textures.
2015, Storytelling and Longer Scrolling
This year, we will probably not meet a few websites that seem to have a storyline and consist of only one page that extends. Yes, in 2015 was the year of Storytelling and Longer Scrolling Design. These two design trends have a close connection.
It is combined with illustrations and animations that create content contained within the site to be interactive and exciting. All users will understand the contents of the website solely by using the scroll. However, this website is more suitable for promotional purposes.
In 2016, Material Design was very popular
If in 2014 the use of fuss and shadows is minimal, not with Material Design that is popular this year. Material Design picks up implementations from the real world. Each object is in 3D format to the extent that it will provoke the location of shadows and light from objects. Material Design also has animations that are responsive to interactions.
Although Google released the Material Design itself in 2014, it was more popular in 2016. This was due to the lack of prestige with Flat Design. But over time, all UI Designers or UI Engineers adopted Material Design to develop the website to the point of becoming a trend at that time.
In 2017, welcome to Flexbox
2017 is the year of Flexbox, Flexbox is. Among the default layouts of CSS 3 (more comprehensive see here). This trend is very much experienced by UI Engineers (more thoroughly see here) than by all Web Designers. Flexbox itself is the most petrified in developing the website display so that container positions can be more flexible following the view from the device itself.
Next, to Flexbox, the selection of bright colors and a combination of gradients of similar colors is excellent. This is still provoked by a trend in material design that brings bright and attractive colors.
In 2018, Mobile First
In 2018, people used less mobile equipment than laptops or personal computers to access website websites. So that all developers take advantage of icons to replace the components commonly used in the display site on a laptop or personal computer service. So that the appearance of mobile equipment is the main concentration for some UI Engineers and UI Design.
Besides, even more, use of SVG. The matter is due to the superiority of vector images that will not break or fade even if it starts at any screen size. This is also part of the impact of the Mobile First trend.
Every year, the web design trend changes. Then what about the trends in 2019 that will come, this is unique for you to look forward to how the shock.