3 Design Trends to Look for In 2016

Posted By on January 12, 2016

As we commence this grateful new year, the world of design is being stunned by emerging trends that promises interesting things for the designer, site visitors and clients. Designers particularly should take note as there is nothing as important as staying up-to-date toward delivering superior designs that will provide greater utility and eventually optimized conversions for customers. The interesting thing about this year’s design trends is their electric nature. A few trends are basically upgrades of existing ones while a couple of them are meant to solve practical faults for designers, providing an enhanced user experience for clients. Without further upheaval, here are the emerging design trends of 2016 that are taking the web by storm and excitement;


Humongous moving videos


A couple of years ago, mega images appeared more widely on sites doing miracles for the conversion rates of distinct sites. If such images could elicit such favorable results, what then can mega videos do? Considering that people are visual, then the use of mega videos on sites will highly boost conversion rates. Videos are absolutely easy to grasp and consume than reading texts.

Flat Design 2.0


You will definitely hear a lot about flat design trend, an upgrade that will based on the original flat design developed in 2012.  This trend is meant to solve one usability concern; giving your client an improved user experience. Flat design 2.0 comprise integrated signifiers meant to make it easier for people to use. It is a response to the outdated skeuomorphism and addresses issues like minimalism, bold and vivid colors and the strict 2D texture. It uses 3D design elements including highlights, shadows and layers.

New CSS Layouts

Among all emerging design trends, Flexbox, a problem solving CSS layout have had the greatest impact. Flexbox has been developed to solve design and development complications that have been piling up over the last two decades. Although CSS is the typical layout for a great deal of designers today, loved for creation of engaging pages and interfaces, it has always lacked adaptable layout features. But all these is resolved now thank to this new Flexbox. With Flexbox, designers can design media objects comprising different figure sizes without dealing with clearfixing and overflows . They can align page elements horizontally and vertically without pain at all. They can even build fluid input and full-width buttons pairs with a lot of ease.


As the year progresses, a lot more trend continue to rock the world of design. Part of being an excellent designer is always keeping your eyes open for the next emerging trend that is expected to make a huge impact.