Every year, thousands of websites are developed in Singapore. We’re approaching 2019 soon and this year, we examine what were the biggest web design trends in 2018 and from that try to predict what will be huge web design trends in 2019 as well. We also examined the Internet to find out what the leading web designers and developers think will be popular in 2019.
While we don’t always advocate that you should be following web design trends each year, it’s a good idea to know what they are so you can determine how useful these trends are to you and your business. Furthermore, what constitutes an attractive web design in Europe may not be such a great web design in Singapore. Restaurant websites should be even more careful and not forget that your primary objective is to get people into seats, not to win web design awards.
Here are some of our favourite upcoming web design trends in 2019:
1) Bold & Vibrant Colours
James Bearne, the creative director of Kagool, mentioned that they have been seeing an increase in the number of bold colours being used across all digital platforms. It seems that some brands are becoming braver and bolder and want to include more vibrant colours in their brand assets.
As both designers and consumers become more accustomed to consuming content online, we are seeing many web design companies departing from web safe colours and experimenting with those that have a bit more ‘pop’. The technological advances in monitors and screens and their reducing costs mean that more people have access to high-quality screens that can reproduce vibrant colours.
If you’re a new brand that needs to grab attention, or an established brand that is trying to set itself apart from the traditional and safe, consider using bolder and more vibrant colours in your next website redesign.
2) Flat Website Design (Sort Of)
Flat design was all the rage a few years ago. We’re still seeing it hanging on in 2018. It seems to be evolving somewhat and we expect a new version of it, Flat 2.0, to become popular in 2019. This new type of flat design – or maybe we would be better off calling it semi-flat design – will keep most of the principles of its predecessor but will add nuance and depth to more important elements in the design. It’s still a far cry from the skeuomorphism and hyperreality of the noughts, but it seems like we’re trying to find a moderate middle.
Gradients became synonymous with boring corporate powerpoints through overuse in the last decade. However, they seem to be having a resurgence among the design crowd. This time though, gradients are coming back with bolder colours and more subtle transitions to make it more palable outside of the corporate offices.
Major brands such as Dropbox and Mastercard have been rocking these trends in their latest redesigns.
Shadows are also coming back in fashion, mostly due to improved web browser functionality.
What are Your Favourite Web Design Trends
We believe that you will find more bold colours and less flat design in 2019. What do you think are going to be huge web design trends in 2019? Share with us in the comments below and let’s see if you are right!