In this year we heard about latest UI /UX trends. User Experience designer community is becoming more modern. We have also seen many new smashing technologies this year which are quite versatile. Everyone in this field constantly needs to be updated with these latest trends.
Hence today I’m going to focus on current and upcoming design trends for 2014.
Now-a-days we’ve seen most of the companies prefer their websites to be simple and flat. Gradually by mid of 2014 about 80% company websites will be updated with FLAT UI and Minimalistic approach. Simplified design approach is adding emotional attachment with the user. Solid blocks of soaked color, creative typography, strong lines, no shadows, and few or no gradients characterize or are a part of flat design.
Let’s have a look at some upcoming trends
Flat Design UI
As mentioned above flat design is a fundamental concept without drop shadows, gradients, and textures which have been common in web design since long time. Unlikely Flat design uses solid colors and often typography figures conspicuously into the design.
Stories have been the part of our lives even before our childhood. Designers use storytelling to display pictures in a specific technique to simplify the travel experience throughout the website.
Parallax scrolling is one of the methods wherein website screens or panels seem to flip with a quick scroll, or objects animate or move.
This scrolling technique can add an extra level of interest to a site and generate increased user interaction.
Websites with Textures and Patterns
Texture is obviously a common design element that is being used on a lot of modern websites. However, texture doesn’t always have to be a part of the design that stands out immediately to visitors. Use of light textures can subtly improve the design of the site.
Website like noise texture generator helps you to create texture instantly.
App Style UI
Most of the popular mobile apps have their own web interface. Its always preferred to provide similar User Experience to the user for mobile and web.
That’s why App Style UI came into picture. This trends is mostly used by App Services Company.
Responsive web design is an emerging discipline in web design and development that takes a holistic approach to building sites that perform on mobile, tablet and desktop within a single user experience.