Following modern web design trends is a great way to keep your website looking fresh and interesting in a rapidly evolving digital world. Every year we see new technology and new design trends become more popular.
With this in mind, I’ve done extensive research to come up with a list of the top modern website design features of 2019. From this list, I’ve put together a list of my top five tips for building a modern website in 2019. These include:
- Consider Using 3D Illustrations
Although 3D illustration isn’t a technique that we often associate with the internet and web design, it actually works very well. Ever improving design technology means that it’s easier than ever to build attractive 3D designs, and it’s something I’d recommend considering for your website.
Essentially, 3D illustrations add a sense of depth and realism to graphic elements. They are often more attractive than traditional 2D designs, which improves the overall user experience and will basically help boost your website’s popularity and drive more traffic.
- Integrate Chatbots
Although chatbots have been increasing in popularity for a few years now they appear to be finally taking the spotlight. One of the main reasons for this is the rapidly improving AI technology that drives chatbots which has improved their intelligence and efficiency.
I’d really recommend thinking about adding some sort of chatbot toy our website, even if it’s quite simplistic. Ultimately, chatbots only improve the user experience and in my opinion, they are a great way to increase your visitor retention time and reduce your bounce rate.
- Return To Minimalism
In 2019 we have also seen a lot of websites return to a more minimalist style which is both simple and attractive. This type of design is great for websites without a lot of content such as portfolios or blogs.
If you do decide to use a minimalist design, then think about using black and white colour schemes, reducing the amount of elements on your pages, and using simple, eye-catching illustrations.
- Make Sure Your Mobile Site Is “Thumb Friendly”
Ultimately, mobile browsing has well and truly overtaken desktop. While designers have been focusing on the mobile versions of their websites for a few years already, many are just starting to realise how important “thumb friendly” designs are.
Basically, most mobile users scroll and navigate around websites using their thumbs. It’s therefore important to make sure that important elements, such as menu icons, are placed in logical positions that are easy to access.
- Up Your Focus On Visual Content
The increasing focus on visual content has been around for a few years now, but the trend appears to be continuing in the same direction. In the modern world, people don’t have time to spend reading lengthy articles. Rather, they prefer to watch videos and browse infographics.
Staying up to date with the latest modern web design trends will help you build a website that’s both functional and attractive. Doing this will help you gain a larger audience, and should ultimately increase your digital success.