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The world of web design is always evolving. New technologies emerge, changing how people interact with websites. New trends become fashionable, thanks to influencers and thought leaders. And user expectations change – sometimes in very unexpected ways.

If you want to stay current and preserve your brand’s reputation, it’s important to be aware of these trends – and potentially take advantage of them for your own site.

Should You Follow Web Design Trends?

Should you follow all the latest design trends?

The answer may surprise you: no. At least, not necessarily. At best, following a trend and changing the design of your site can make you seem more modern, in touch with customer expectations, and accommodating of user needs. But at worst, it can make you seem like a cheap imitation – especially if you don’t execute the trend well.

Additionally, not all trends work equally well for all businesses. If your brand prides itself on being polished and professional, a trend of vibrant, contrasting colors may not suit you. And it’s not always worth investing in high-quality animations or other technically complex features if it reduces site speed too much. Consider your audience, your brand, and your goals before committing to any trend.

How to Learn About Website Design Trends

We’re about to recap some of the biggest and most important web design trends in 2021, but if you want to stay current, it’s important to stay aware of other trends as they develop. How can you do this?

A great place to start is following blogs of experts in the web design industry, like Website.design. There, you’ll find tips and tricks for modern web design, as well as examples of companies doing amazing and interesting things. It’s also a good idea to pay attention to interesting websites you encounter in your personal and professional life; sometimes, you can catch onto a possible trend before it becomes mainstream.

10 Web Design Trends to Consider for 2021

These are some of the biggest web design trends to follow in 2021-

Parallax scrolling animations

Parallax scrolling is an illusion you can use to create a sense of depth. With closer objects moving at a faster speed than distant objects, it simulates what we experience in real life. These unique animations can make your website designs look interestingly realistic – or effectively draw the eye of a visitor where you want it to go.

Retro fonts

Retro is in. Didn’t you hear? That’s why so many brands are now reverting to retro fonts like Valent or the Halau Serif family. It’s better suited to brands trying to evoke a retro or vintage image.

Abstract art

Abstraction is also taking over. Rather than designing elements that are perfectly crips and pixel-for-pixel representations of real objects, designers are making use of more abstract, ambiguous elements.

Minimalism

Today’s web users are overwhelmed with possibilities. There are countless websites, and each website has an abundance of content to explore. That’s why successful modern websites often incorporate minimalism; in fact, some websites have taken advantage of a single-page layout.

Simple, muted colors

Why bombard your visitors with a cascade of bright or sharply contrasting colors? Simple, muted colors are trendier. It falls in line with trends toward abstraction and minimalism and can help you emphasize the message of your website – rather than its flashing style.

Horizontal scrolling

We’re all intimately familiar with vertical scrolling, but these days, horizontal scrolling is having a moment. It’s a unique and creative way to display certain types of content.

3D design

Parallax scrolling gives the illusion of 3D depth, but it’s not the only technique web designers are using. They’re also using 3D models, creative shading, and other illusion tactics to simulate more depth.

AR and VR

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) still aren’t totally mainstream – but they’re more popular than ever. That’s why some brands are making use of AR and VR experiences to stand out from their competitors.

Lo-fi aesthetics and grain

In today’s world of high definition everything, low fidelity can be a welcome change. Lowering the graphical intensity of your work and splashing in some grain (possibly with a filter) can help you fall in line with this web design trend.

Dark mode

If you haven’t tried dark mode on some of your favorite apps, I highly encourage it. People love dark mode for its ease on the eyes – and you can add your website to the list of places that offer it.

What’s coming in 2022? Will these trends continue to persevere, or will they be replaced by even more unique, innovative trends? That remains to be seen. But you can be at the forefront of whatever comes next if you keep watching for the changes and stay adaptable in your own efforts.

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Angelica Gaskins
Angelica Gaskins is the Editor of Techtear. She’s an award-winning blogger and author, and an occasional consultant on tech startup marketing strategy. She focuses on technology related news coverage, other editorial content, and working with the growing community of correspondents and contributors.
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Angelica Gaskins
Angelica Gaskins is the Editor of Techtear. She’s an award-winning blogger and author, and an occasional consultant on tech startup marketing strategy. She focuses on technology related news coverage, other editorial content, and working with the growing community of correspondents and contributors.
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