Everybody witnessed a lot of amazing web designs last year, and we are so eager to see what is in store for us this 2017. This year will surely bring fascinating web designs, and if we try to look hard on it, we would surely be seeing more trends that will dominate the world of website design this 2017.

In an article on Web Designer Depot, Carrie Cousins emphasized on the proper use of space, as well as that of exaggerated use of space. Here’s an excerpt from her article:

  1. Exaggerated Use of Space

The right amount of space can make or break a design. Whether it is white, a background color or surrounds text or images, “empty” space in a design can speak volumes.

Exaggerated use of space is one of those design trends that can be a lot of fun, and when used well it can be rather effective in helping users know just how to look at or use a website or app. Open space is an extension of minimal styles that have been popular for some time, but with one major exception: Rather than a symmetrical outline with space all around, these designs balance images or text with space in a more asymmetrical format.

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Let’s try to look into from the user perspective. This web design trend is interesting on its open part. From that section, viewers will be drawn to the more populated section of its design. With a vivid balancing act and a great impact, this web design trend looks pretty smart, right?

Next is a trend involving prioritizing designing for mobile by Jamie Leeson on Zazzle Media.

  1. More brands adopt a mobile-first approach

As the name suggests, mobile-first design is the process of designing for mobile (or smallest screened devices) first, then working up to the bigger ones. The mobile-first approach to design isn’t new to 2016 and has been around for a few years now, but with mobile-phones now officially named as the primary devices used for browsing the web, especially here in the UK, more companies are realising the importance of having a site that effectively delivers content on a smaller screen, and are rushing to get on board.

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Mobile-ready designs have been a trend last year, and they’re still taking their fair share this 2017. Smartphones come handier than desktops which deliver a convenience factor to every visitor. As a result, brands have to ward off content or information that are not necessary to maximize visual bells and whistles. We are anticipating more web designs this year using this smart approach.

Also included in the Top 3 Web Design Trends for 2017 is HD background, assisted by the skyrocketing commonality of HD displays. To elaborate on this trend, below is an excerpt from an article on Web Designer Wall.

  1. High-Definition Visuals

The hero image and full-screen intro trend is likely to last a long time as it accommodates everything about where design is headed – visual statement, full motion, high resolution and photographic. Using bold imagery is not just for portfolios – it was used on a variety of websites ranging from eCommerce to travel. Full-screen intros offer an instant burst of brand recognition and mood to set off an interactive experience, portfolio or long-scrolling page. This year saw a de-cluttering of the UI in these cases – some websites offering no navigation elements or call to action at all, letting the imagery speaks for itself.

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High-definition visuals provide an excellent opportunity for users to view images in detail. This 2017, we would expect the focal point as a stellar image, a card-style framework for multiples images, using effects and thinking outside the frame.

Let’s check which other web design trends will shape 2017!

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My name is Beau Michaels and I am the owner BlackBeech. We are a New Zealand based Web Solutions company currently working out of Blenheim, Marlborough. It is our goal to offer businesses the opportunity to harness the power of the internet and incorporate this form of marketing into their new and existing business.