Vertical Patterns and Scrolling
A bigger responsiveness toward mobile – with some thinking mobile traffic could equal desktop traffic this year – means more sites are creature designed with vertical consumer flows.
In the past, we were all debating the end of the scroll in web design only to find it noisy back as an important interaction tool. Smaller screens lead users to scroll more and designers to create user interfaces that are much more erect in nature.
More Card-Style Interfaces
One of the biggest essentials to spring from Material Design has been the appearance of card-style interfaces. They are in everything from apps to websites to printed pieces. Cards are fun to create, keep information prearranged in a user-friendly container and are attractive for users. The other bonus is that they work almost effortlessly across devices because cards can “heap” across or down the screen (or both).
Hero Video Headers (Think Movie-Style Sites)
Website design is going to the movies. Higher speed Internet connections and enhanced video plug-in assimilation is making it easier for more websites to include an immersive movie-style experience. Video clips are growing from small oddments to almost full-length preview clips. The images are sharp, crisp and in high definition, creating a video experience online that is new to users, but familiar from other devices, such as televisions.
From hero-style animations that guide off a site design to those tiny divots that you almost miss, moving elements are everywhere. And they will continue to grow in popularity, even as they decrease in size. Animated user interface elements are a fun way to help engage users, give them something despite the fact that they wait for content to load and provide an element of surprise.
Focus on Interactions
Going hand-in-hand with animation is communication. As the tack of apps