As the year draws to a close, our team has done an intensive research on the out coming web design trends in 2018. Just as when we brought you 10 web design trends for 2018, this isn’t about following the creative herd: it’s about taking stock of where the industry is right now and to create our own personal guideline for 2018. So whether you follow these trends or not, it’s useful to know what they are…
Just like many part of the world, Malaysia 2017 mobile usage was higher than desktop browsing. In fact, nearly a quarter of Malaysia digital population are “mobile only” users. It’s because nowadays it becomes more convenient to access social media, banking and even to be involved in online communities with mobile phones.
This simply means that if your website is not responsive, you are directly cut off 25% of online opportunities from these “mobile only” users. Therefore, a truly responsive website should be ensure, which should also include “Responsive Table” and “Responsive logo”.
4 common approaches to get to accessible, simple, responsive table; Squash, Vertical Scroll, Collapse by rows and Collapse by Columns. Note there is no single solution to make any <table> appropriately responsive, all depend on the data contents and requirements.
The idea of altering logo in web design is to make it responsive thus will not occupy a big portion of the mobile screen. However there are also companies have been refreshing their logos into modern, simplified versions over the past few years and responsive logo design is the logical next step in meeting the demands of today.
Animation is widely used for catching user attentions. It can also help provide information and lead the user through more active engagement with the design.and to increase the user engagement. Basically, it adds life and energy to any design, regardless if it’s serving as backdrop to a web page or as transitory elements in a mobile app.
Animations don’t have to be quite so obvious or big enough and be superfluous; they only need to aim to provide subtle cues for feeling, interaction and progress that will satisfy and delight the user.
SVG for High Image Quality & Accessibility.
Old and well-known PNG, JPG, and even GIF images are a thing of the past. In the modern world, more attention is paid to the quality of images, and their accessibility. SVG will be the #1 most popular extension and deserves to stand side by side with other items in Malaysia web design trends 2018. Easy to scale and no loss of quality. Additionally, the size of SVG files is in many respects very acceptable. This will be the best format for graphic elements.
Duotone & Gradients
Bottom Sticky Elements
You know your users read from left to right, but have you thought about the fact that your users are getting used to clicking at the bottom of their smartphones or mobile apps to navigate?
Since mobile app design is so important to modern web design, website developers are beginning to make sticky menu items scroll from the bottom of the site, as opposed to the top of the site’s pages. Progressive web apps are somewhat responsible from this design evolution, as developers start to design for modern functionality.
More Depth (with semi-flat design)
Content is still the KING
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