In the era of digital media where graphics and web design work hand-in-hand in keeping content engaging and view-worthy, it is important to be up to date with the current trends in typography and colors for web designers. With our sources from the awwwards.com – the GRAMMY of website awards coupled with ratings from the most renowned web design resources and of course our renowned design heroes’ top picks, here’s a look at our version of the top web design trends of 2018:
A very interesting take on typography where text isn’t just something that you read but rather a visual representation of text which allows the designer to convey the word within the context to the viewer. Art4globalgoals got the May 17, 2018 Sites Of The Day on Awwwards, the awards that recognize the talent and effort of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world.
Glitch and Color Channels
Say goodbye to gradients because contrasting color channels is in! RGB and CMYK color channels being broken down, overlaid with contrasting color with a touch of transparency. This is widely used in text and imagery wherein photos are intentionally rendered with some sort of digital interference beautifully laid out.
Glitch and color channels embraces the flat and minimalist design while allowing a designer’s creativity to be explored and expressed through diverse colors. Color schemes include contrasting neons juxtaposed beautifully.
This high-contrast design elements is reminiscent of a polyester-taffeta prom dress that bagged the Prom Queen crown. One of our design heroes has this on his 2018 top website design trends.
This is a bit like disjointed text leveled up! Integration is where you take the fonts, letterforms or number forms and you integrate it closely with a photograph almost like the text and the photograph is living in the same physical space, woven together rather than laying on top of each other. This method is something that a lot of creatives can leverage in many interesting ways.
This summarizes the bright and bold approach when it comes to web design trends. Responsive websites today does not simply mean viewable on different types of screens but also responsive with motion detection. Although CSS and HTML design have long been using mouse pointer animation together with design, these websites are definitely on top of our list.
On a more interactive view, take https://hassyadai.com/ – a Japanese website which was one of Awwwards’ website of the day awardee for May 17, 2018. You are taken on a beautiful journey as you move your mouse across the screen, conveying the backstory of the website more efficiently bridging the language barrier not only through translation but the website experience itself.