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Feb 07 2017
In web design and development, technology moves rapidly and heavily influences trends in the industry. New trends are continually emerging and almost impossible to keep up with. Here are 5 key web design trends in 2017 that we feel are noteworthy. Responsive First Approach to Design Responsive design is not something that is new to web design and we expect it will play a larger role in 2017 than it has in previous years. Responsive design is the approach to design that uses CSS media queries and flexible layouts. The ‘responsive first’ approach simply means designing for the smallest screen first and then working up from there. Website owners will have one website that delivers content based on the device that is being used. This approach really is an evolution of the ‘mobile first’ concept and truly focuses on user experience. Gone are the days of one set of pages for desktop and another for mobile. Design for Conversion At the core of this idea is minimalism. For years, web design has typically included elements that actually took attention away from the content. The minimalist approach to design is becoming more prominent and you will see more of it in 2017. Design will focus on:
- drawing attention to the content making it easier to consume.
- moving users towards the conversion goal in a clean and natural way.