The web is constantly evolving, and web development trends and concepts move at a fairly rapid pace. How do you keep up without being left behind in the wake of the tidal wave? As experienced Atlanta web developers, we’re sharing a few trends we think will have the biggest impact in 2018.
Enhanced online support. Users are now able to get answers and information via a website’s Chatbot, which are computer programs that make it possible for users to interact with the website 24/7 in some cases. Not only do consumers get information almost instantly, companies enjoy not having to provide customer service agents around the clock.
Simple navigation with single-page websites. Instead of navigating through countless links to find the information they’re looking for, single-page websites are simply one continuous page where all of the sections can be found by scrolling or clicking on a link that takes the user to a specific section of the page without having to scroll. Users love simplicity, and with a single-page site the complex navigation is done away with – ideal considering mobile devices (and users) commonly rely on scrolling to navigate.
Images or photos. We’ve all heard the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words” and nowhere is this more true than with a website. Images tell stories, and photos are proven to help increase conversions. Photos can do a great job of conveying information, and we think they’ll be a big trend in 2018.
Bold typography. Custom fonts, large letters, contrasting sans serif and serif headings set the tone while creating personality and making websites more dynamic. Typography is visual, and we are visual people who notice when headers stand out and make an impact!
Gradients may begin pushing out flat design. Gradients are loud, bold, dimensional colors in backgrounds that can give even the most bland image an intriguing appeal. Gradients can add depth, texture and even personality. While gradients were huge several years ago, today’s gradients are better than ever before – and you know when it comes to web development and website trends, what goes around comes around much of the time.
These are just a sampling of the many web development trends we’re likely to see in 2018! One thing’s for sure; with trends coming and going every year, there’s never a dull moment in this business.
For all of your web design and development needs turn to the Atlanta team of professionals at EBB Web Design. Whatever the trends, we’ve got you covered!Google+