Website trends 2020: in this video, I’ll share with you 9 web design trends happening as we speak. COMPANION BLOG POST + ALL LINKS HERE:
Web design trends are like fashion trends. You don’t want to follow all of them, but you do want to know what’s next and how to stay current. So in this video, let’s take a look at 9 web design trends for 2020.
Web design trends come and go, that’s a fact. At the beginning of the world wide web (sounds old!), web design trends were quite limited: all you need was a flashy blue electric color, and some yellow text with lots of html tables.
And while that time seems far away, nowadays we see that electric blue color coming back with force to the web design scene. How’s that? Well, are you ready for the scoop? It’s because… Web design trends come and go. What seeme outdated today will one day be trendy, whetehr you like it or not.
In 2020, the web design trends will make some happy, and some others not at at all!
As a matter of fact, I’m not a huge fan of the vintage imperfect asymmetrical style we see in a lot of trendy websites.
Now, as I’ve mentioned before, being a professional web designer also means that you’re going to adapt to the trends! You definitely don’t want to be a web design fashion victim, but you also don’t want (you or your clients) to look outdated.
It’s a balance you must constantly work on. Now thee good news is that, like everything else in life, the more you practice the better you become.
And if web design is your passion, 2020 won’t change anything: you will find stuff you love and stuff you don’t like that much. It doesn’t matter.
Your job is to assess which trend is right for which project. If I build a website for an artist and they’re into vintage asymmetry, I will definitely hop on the vintage imperfect asymmetricial web design trends, because it will be in line with my client’s project and will benefit him/her.
It’s easy a web design professionals to get caught into a self-centered never-ending narcissistic creative process. But the true genius comes when you’re able to use stuff you don’t particularly like to convey a message better.
That being said, I’m looking forward to 2021 web design trends, when may be that specific trend has become part of the past haha.
But then again, as I mentioned, web design trends come and go and who knows? May be in the future I will be in love with that web design trend that I once looked down upon.
What I find fascinating, is that, we all follow trends whether we want it or not. That is valid for the clothes we wear, the music we listen to, but also for the design we create as professional web designers.
I remember precisely the first time I came in contact with the notion of “web design”. I was already in love with the “internet” (past century dude!) and the myriad of possibilities it came with. Then I went on holidays to South Africa, where my father had been relocating for his job. I spent an amazing 3 weeks there, and took a lot of pictures. I particularly remember a bunch of pictures I took in a “lions farm”. For the record, it’s like a drive-in safari where you just drive with your car among lions chilling out (and probably wishing they could eat you!).
Ok, to cut a long story short, when I traveled back home, every body asked me to send pictures of the trip. But this was the pre-instagram era (those were dark times) and internet connections were really slow AND you had to pay per minute to be connected.
So, since I didn’t want to spend ages sending pictures, I thought why not create a “web page”. So I created my first website with Geocities! Haha. Man! That was long time ago.
And that’s when I fell in love with the art of web design.
Even though that first website was absolutely crap, it triggered the passion inside of me for web design, and thought me (the hard way!) concepts such as the absolute and relative path to link to images and thus triggered another passion for web development. From there I learnt html, css, photoshop and so on…
So in case you wondered, I’m absolutely passioned by web design and I’ve seen so many web design trends come and go that I’m always excited to see what’s next… and what will be coming back next year.
The absolute dream: to start a web design trend! Not for the ego, but to get a chance to give back to web design a tony fraction of what web design has done for me!
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