Web design is always on the flux, the shape of the web changing as leading companies have major redesigns or new toolsets like Bootstrap make web development more accessible.
In 2016, we’ve got faster connections and more variety in screen sizes than ever before. More users are browsing on the go, but still expecting media-rich, tailored experiences.
The following ten web design trends are all either making an explosive rise to popularity, or the technology has finally solidified and become advanced enough for them to be in full swing this year. You probably will recognize a number of these features from the websites you use every day.
1. Background Video
How many times have you found yourself scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed just to stop at a quick video?
Video draws attention. This is important in today’s Internet of short attention spans. Having a background video playing on your home page draws the attention of the user and makes them stay on your website.
Background video is also very effective at quickly establishing a mood. For example, a background video going through shots of your employees collaborating, hard at work, and then relaxing after work over a couple beers gives off the vibe of a fun office that works hard and plays hard.
When you go to IUQO’s website, you are immediately greeted with an enchanting background video of the sky. The video is high quality, interesting and immediately establishes a peaceful atmosphere.