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Times are changing, and working trends are also changing with the evolution of new technologies every day, and the latest trendy change in the design world is that of web design. The newest web designs with responsive pages are accomplished through using the latest tools, workflows and some use of newer design layouts. It might be difficult to know exactly what the trends are, but here I am categorizing, especially for web designers, 10 of the fastest growing trends in the market, which have gained particular attention in the web design industry.
1. Use of Sass/SCSS mixins:
Preprocessors have been well established for years, but these days it has become common for people to use these in web designing or development. The use of vanilla CSS is being replaced by Sass/SCSS as they can provide more functionality, and that’s why Sass mixin libraries are in demand. Some mixins in CSS, for example, code snippets, basic functions, generate repetition of code. There are many developers who are releasing free mixins online in libraries such as Bourbon. Also GitHub is an amazing location to search for Sass/SCSS mixins.
2. Trendy Custom Explanation Videos:
There are various companies, either large or small, that have various explanation videos which are created through animations like Crazy Egg. These videos are meant to illustrate the product and services of any client. Some other videos often depend on real life coverage, for example Instagram Direct. Videos are visually descriptive so they expand on information about the product and services in a very short timeline. One of the best explanatory videos for customers is the Udemy course.
3. Live Product Examinations:
Landing page designs should ensure that they load quickly for faster browsing, but nowadays there is a trend towards live product previews, which is quite common for homepage design and customized landing pages. A major example of is Slacks product page which includes a video tour as well as vector graphics features. This particular type of feature provides visual enhancement for the client to see how their product will be operated.
4. Combining tools for Designing:
Apart from messaging and instant chat groups there are new developing techniques like the sharing of design documents live, and one example, which explains it well, is Notable. In this application a user can add annotations or comments within the document at the top. The most important use of this document is that the designer’s work can be shared with anyone. Slack is another preeminent chat application which allows a user to create extensions and connect with a variety of products like WordPress, hangouts and many more.
5. Reactive Front-end Frameworks:
Bootstrap is one of the front-end frameworks, especially for responsive designs and useful for both purposes i.e personal and professional. Some recent frameworks launched in 2016 are Foundation 6 and Bootstrap 4.
6. More Focused UX Design:
In the early days people were not at all up-to-date with UX, but with more experienced developers and designers, UX designs have become a very big part of web design. Some of the common resources for these are UX Stack Exchange and free UX ebooks.
7. Special Package Managers:
Bower and NPM offer some solutions for Digital Package Managers, which are important for web development. Initially, these types of new techniques are, no doubt, time consuming, but it is necessary for front end developers to know about a package manager.
8. Code Learning for Designers:
It’s a misconception among designers that they think that it’s not their job to write any code but code is very important for them to learn. Without the code their design is merely a picture, so it is really important to learn both design and code. For today’s requirements it is really important to be multitasking and self dependent.
9. Material Designing with the Web:
It was a very big success for Google when they released material design for Android designers. These designs served as crafting related user interfaces specifically for Android smart phones. A large number of designers just invested their heart and soul in this particular Google design language. Free Libraries offer various Custom codes for material designing, for example, Material UI , Materialize etc.
10. Learning Through Online Resources:
Learning is a constant process and it is implied in all spheres of life, and the same is just as applicable to web designers. Various new courses and different websites appear every year with the growth in online marketing. Two of the remarkable online websites are Treehouse and Code school. Web development and web design are booming in the market as it progresses at a high speed and it is really necessary to upgrade your own knowledge through understanding new technologies. Encountering these new developments, it should be quite clear that designers are upgrading the web community through new processes and thus making web designing more user friendly. Every day, there are additions of new time saving features. These trends are expected to increase in 2016 and of course there might be some Adonis in tears by the end of this year.
Pooja Gupta is an analytical and versatile Content Writer at MAAN Softwares. I have over 4 years of Content writing experience on the topics related to latest Technologies.