Web Design Trends

UX is such an important SEO element, so understanding the history of web UX is something you should be very familiar with. The below layouts the major web design trends over the last decade.

2016

  • Hamburger Menus
  • Card Layouts
  • Rich Animations

2015

  • Large Hero Areas
  • Micro Interactions
  • Monochromatic Colors
  • Material Design (This Site!)

2014

  • Code Free Designs
  • Full-Width Pages
  • Clarity and Simplicity
  • Non-Standard Navigation
  • Blocking

2013

  • Flat Design
  • Video Backgrounds
  • Metro Style
  • Fixed Header
  • Mixed Typography

2012

  • Responsive Web Design
  • Vertical Narratives
  • Skeuomorphism
  • Interactivity (CSS3, jQuery & HTML5)
  • Circular Design Elements

2011

  • Boards and Grids
  • Full-Screen Photo Backgrounds
  • Parallax Scrolling
  • Diagonal Designs
  • Ribbons and Stitches

2010

  • Minimalism
  • Typography
  • Based Designs
  • Fixed Position Navigation Bar
  • 3D Environments
  • Infographic Driven Designs

2009

  • Oversize Everything
  • Radical Transparency
  • Magazine Look
  • One Page Layouts
  • Textured Backgrounds

2008

  • Glowing Rainbow Backgrounds
  • Grunge Style
  • Handmade Elements
  • Vintage and Retro
  • Watercolor

2007

  • Glossy Interfaces
  • Grid Format
  • Highly-Textured Design
  • Swirls and Flourishes
  • Vector Illustrations

2006

  • Huge Fonts
  • Neutral Background Colors
  • Reflective Surfaces
  • Badges and Labels
  • Color Gradient Fills

2005

  • Horizontal Navigation
  • Subtle Earth Tones
  • Script Fonts
  • Distance from the “5-Piece Website”
  • XHTML + CSS Layouts

2004

  • Cluttered Layout
  • Restrained, Pale Color Schemes
  • All-Flash Sites
  • Starburst Effect
  • Patterns and Textures

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source: TemplateMonster