With the rapid pace of technology in this digital era, everything is moving fast. And web designing is not an exception. With the torrent of updates and new trends, web designers around the world are trying their best to stay up to date. After all, using the latest designs is one of the keys to a successful website.
We have already seen some rule-breaking web design trends in 2021.
And 2022 has something exciting in the bag.
3D will make its presence felt, retro inspiration is going to play a key role, and the parallax effect will just get better than before.
Out and out, 2022 is going to be an exciting year for web design trends.
Here is a rundown of some key 2022 web design trends that will take your website to the next level.
3D illustrations have gained momentum as the UI design trend in 2021 and they are going even better in 2022. Thanks to today’s advanced software that can transform any image into a 3D illustration. Many websites are using 3D cartoon characters carrying the vintage essence. Apart from that, the cutout 3D is also on the rise. It is also quite exciting to see those human figures turning into 3D cartoon counterparts.
3D illustrations have become more functional in web design. Moreover, they don’t clash with the actual web design or typography. In fact, they perfectly integrate with them and improve the look and feel of the website.
The web design scene in 2022 also has its elements from the 1990s. In other words, web designers will be taking inspiration from those early WWW days. Some of the nostalgic elements of that era such as bright background colors, table layouts, and robotic typefaces are likely to make comeback this year. However, their implementation in the past years often ended up with tragic and ridiculous illustrations. But the web designers of 2022 can pull off this trend in a more sophisticated manner.
Many modern websites are equipped with cinema-style homepages. These are generally full-screen video stories that can catch the imagination of the visitors quickly.
Users can feel the part of it quickly. You can use slow-motion effects, vignettes, etc., to make it more engaging.
Website Without Pages:
The past few years have already witnessed websites that have little to no web pages. These types of websites only use a single endless scrolling so they are also known as single-page websites.
They use a menu that does not redirect the user to other pages but rather moves them to sections of the single page.
Of course, this style of website is not recommended for corporate designs that need to show more sophistication, but it is recommended for the presentation of relatively new projects, which do not need a lot of pages, but rather to present more basic information.
Using a parallax effect, where the background of web pages moves slower than its foreground, can make the website looks more engaging.
While this trend has been in practice for a while, more websites are adapting parallax scrolling in more subtle ways. While parallax scrolling can be interactive, it can backfire if done inappropriately.
Use this effect carefully and wisely choose a background image that shouldn’t be too distracting. Otherwise, you can mess up the overall design of the site.
Minimalist websites are more user-friendly.
Their easy, clean interfaces are easy for visitors to navigate across the website, quickly spotting the information. Since they are not studded with unnecessary elements like complex animations and loud design schemes, minimalist websites are likely to load faster. This lets users to your site’s key points on what you are offering without being distracted by heavy designs and overwhelming content.
Typography of uneven size is a unique, bold design idea for 2022. At a particular size, words become more of a graphic element than simply part of the content copy. This is a flexible method that can be utilized in a minimalist or maximalist design just as efficiently and can go well with many different styles.
For example, you can overlay large text onto a moving visual.
The text in this scenario blocks the image, encouraging the users to explore more, and using a font (say, Calibri) in two colors can serve the right amount of contrast without looking inappropriate.
Taking the use of text to the next level, some web designers have been discovering creative ways to make their text interacts with the movement of the mouse. A simple way to make text engaging is by applying a hover-state change like you would with a button.
We are going to see some more engaging fonts this year. My favorite is Prisma Text from Lineto. It is full of life font with a geometric-like appearance.