2019 is here, and the digital space keeps transforming. Many websites will be looking forward to including effective web design techniques, tools, and products that will set 2019 apart from the rest.
In today’s digital online business world, its not just enough to say you have a digital presence. Making continuous changes and adapting to the technological trends are characteristics that set an excellent web-builder apart from the rest. Sadly, the web is flooded with countless poor web designs that lack the required technical and content quality. More badly, web developers are at the forefront in producing this swarm of poor designs
Website visitors are evolving, and most of them are looking for a quick response and easy to use platforms. Interestingly, highly-developed, responsive web designs are available on the web, and they have continued to improve on their quality and user-friendly experience.
One valuable lesson learned from all these trends is that being at the top requires riding the wave of change rather than following in its wake. Yes, it’s time for us to put an end to mediocre websites, once and for all. So, we take a look at web design trends that will kick off 2019 for a better user-friendly experience. Of course, this will contribute to ending the vicious circle of “superficial and no substance websites” flooding the digital space.
Interestingly, responsive design is not a new trend, but because it has remained essential, I find it worth adding to our kick starter 2019 list of web design trends. Statista published a report that phone users are increasing in number and have surpassed the conventional desktop users. The report also states that phone users are likely to exceed five billion people this year. What this means is that people are more likely to be accessing the web from their mobile phones than a desktop computer. Therefore, not having a responsive website that responds effectively on a mobile device will be a pain in the neck for most of your visitors who want to have a nice time whenever they click through your site.
On a responsive website, whether you’re on a desktop or mobile device, every page has the same quality of images, content, copy, and elements. The only difference is that a responsive site is arranged based on the size of the screen. An image that shows large and aside from the text on a desktop computer may appear below the text on a mobile device
Making your site responsive guarantees that your potential mobile clients get all information and value from your site while having an easy to use experience.
Slants and diagonals
Many web designers will be looking out to try new patterns with CSS3, and one thing sure is that they would be building layouts with non-rectangular shapes. The stylish grid layout is getting seamless to make with CSS3, allowing designers to create a pretty fantastic plan with diagonals page section. I have seen quite some pages having these features, but implementing this on your newly designed site would be a great way to ride 2019. One popular website I’ve seen this layout is on Stripe, the background gradient, and colors, including the icons and graphics, slant slightly to the side of the page.
A different technique that follows the idea is the use of a diagonal geometric effect. The technique relies more on the page structure to blend elements into a layout. For instance, this technique can be seen applied at KRYPTIS; the websites navigate using a slanted page layout. For navigation.
As you can see, even the logo uses a diagonally tilted container, giving it that cool appearance and I’m sure many designers will be trying this out in 2019.
Enhanced online support
Having a better connection with your users is more valued than ever. It portrays a high level of respect and professionalism when websites make it seamless for users to contact support. Including supports like Chabot into your site will be a great place to start. Chatbots can function either via voice call or a simple text response, allowing for 24/7 contact point without having to maintain a 24-hour customer service center.
Having a Chat window on your site shows that you care for your customers, but the real work is having someone to respond as soon as possible when a customer enquires. Not to worry, with Chabot to the rescue, you can just program a Chabot to answer the most frequently asked questions your customers have so that most visitors get their resolution instantly. For inquiries the chatbot doesn’t have any answers, you can at any time program it to give directions on how best to connect with a live agent, so your guest still recognizes what to do straight away.
Interestingly, some site is going the extra miles to offer customers 24 hours live support; this can be seen at Payoneer.
Microinteraction is quite seamless to add to websites presently, and it takes animation one step higher with regards to providing a classy user-friendly experience. Interestingly, there is a shift towards more user-focused animations that work like animated responses to user behaviors. When a visitor clicks or hovers across a particular part of the page, the animation responds appropriately in an engaging way.
Microinteraction empowers its user to choose what they see and how they interact with the site, thus creating a positive user experience. Many web developers will be implementing micro interactions in 2019 because designers will want to shape the design from the actions of their customers.
About 65 percent of web visitors are visual learners, so its likely people want to watch rather than read. Videos have been applied in web development, but it is now becoming prominent because of storytelling. You have less than 20 seconds to capture the attention of most visitors that will ever visit your site. Therefore creating video content helps tell your story engagingly and emotionally is very useful in maintaining your visitors.