Web Trends – 5 things that make your website modern

Digital media and web design dominate more and more in our society, which may not come as a surprise to most people. Something that can come as a surprise is the question of how web designers manage to accept the challenges that come with creating user-friendly web pages. And at the same time are consistent with the company’s graphic profile and also being adaptable to all possible different units and be equally stylish no matter from which device is used to access the website.

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars


Web design is one of the major things that a lot of companies look forward to.

We have listed some of the things you can think of in 2019.

Mobile-first & SEO

In 2018, we could see that mobile use exceeded desktop usage, and this means that in 2019, you need to utilize a mobile-first design approach. Today, the majority of the users (79%) are browsing and trading through their smartphone. In the first half of 2018, Google presents its new Mobile-First Index, which placed greater emphasis on how mobile-friendly web pages are prioritized and ranked under Google searches. Mobile-first responsive web design is a requirement nowadays, and it also has become more critical with fast loading times.

Illustrations

To get a fun element on the website, you can use illustrations, which can turn an average website into something unique. Illustrations are a powerful and creative medium which can identify and communicate the brand message and transmit ideas universally, through the use of just one image. While this trend is perfect for companies that are energetic and fun, it can also help companies that are more focused on attention. No matter what the company’s brand identity is, there is probably an illustration style that suits it.

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)

SVG as a file format is not something new, in 2019, you can expect that this will take over the traditional image formats such as JPG, PNG, and GIF. SVGs are vector images that are made up of paths instead of pixels that the other image formats are. This causes the SVG images to be extremely scalable but still can maintain the image quality. And they do not affect the speed of the web page when animated because no HTTP requests are required. Scalable Vector Graphics is crucial for users 2019 will get qualitative multimedia experiences, such as 360-degree views, 3D images, and cinemographs.

Web site security and apps security

During 2018, security on web pages and in apps has become a record problem. It’s not just regular hacking, that is the problem. Ransomware is a hacking plague that knows no limits and is a thousand times worse. When the files on your computer are encrypted, and you have to pay a “ransom” to unlock them. You don’t want your visitors to be exposed to any virus when visiting your website.

Therefore, it is especially vital that you have a secure website or app and that your visitors can trust it. Sites whose link begins with “https” are safe when they hold an SSL certificate, indicating that they are secure. From the SEO perspective, it is also good to have a secure web page since Google likes them.

Broken grid layout

Previously, it has been most typical for web pages to be structured according to a grid. Now it becomes more and more trendy by designers to experimenting by ‘breaking the grid,’ to introduce dynamic effects and grab customers’ attention. Since traditional grid layouts are ubiquitous across the web, a site that attempts to present a unique experience can emphasize a brand’s visibility and boost conversion.

uXinfoTech continue to study the latest trends in web design for 2019, practicing new techniques to develop stylish and useful websites for tomorrow. If there is anything you feel that you do not have full control of or need help with your new website, do not hesitate to contact us and we will help you.

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