Web design is a lot like the world of fashion. There will always be brave and enchanting new ideas that won’t essentially click with the common public. Then there are also some people who perhaps need a little improvement to their wardrobe.
It’s a march to certain improvements that one can’t truly appreciate until they have the time to look. Nowadays people tend to criticize the “stitched” borders and glossy Web buttons as if we ourselves never thought that it was pretty cool back in early 2000s. It was the start of web design at the time, so it was quite understandable.
Every so often, people despise the cheesy web design trend that was popular before. The upsurge of flat designs is a direct uprising against the skeuomorphic design that invaded the web in the last couple of years.
However, flat designs are now an ideal way to make any website look ultra-modern and minimalistic but over the last few years, it has already been quite overused by people.
You can assume to discover a middle ground for web design this year; amongst the overly-streamlined flat design you can see in most web pages today, as well as the overly-recognizable skeuomorphic design.
Lots of web designers are directing to Google’s Material Design as the connection between the two trends; even the famous Facebook is experimenting with it.
Web design trends, like most trends, come and go. We can all think of how cool it was way back early 2000s to have a Flash home page.
In the end, whether it’s a refined upgrade to your website or a promising new trend; it’s the client experience that will matter the most.