Web Design Trends 2014

Cubicle Ninjas is back to present Web Design Trends 2014! Below is a collection of the latest trends in web design, and what’s to come. If you’re looking for inspiration to make your next web redesign a success, or you’re starting from scratch, make this the “go-to” guide to beautiful web design in 2014.

If you missed Branding Trends 2014 from last week, you can take a look here.

Web Design Trends 2014

What’s Hot

Large Images

When large, high-quality images are the primary focus point, there’s less need for embellishments.

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Parallax

Parallax scrolling is one of the hottest new trends in web design. It creates a remarkable 3D experience while scrolling down the page.

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Flat UI 

Flat design is more than a trend, but a solution to common web design issues. Flat UI highlights specific calls-to-actions and allows for easy navigation.

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What’s Not

Splash Pages

Splash pages can look really sharp, but the problem is they are bad for SEO. Since they lack in content, you won’t see splash pages ranking high.

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Single Page Sites

Single page sites were meant to make it easier on the reader, but the result is they often take too much time to load, and are not SEO-friendly.

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The Next Fad

Interactive Infographics

Interactive infographics are a great way to present useful information for users. Infographics are a hot trend, so why not utilize them in web design.

 

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The Return of Animated GIFs

GIFs can create movement to a website, grabbing the attention of the reader in order to keep them engaged longer.

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Mix and Match Typography

Mix and match typography can be used to display a good amount of content without it looking cluttered.

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To view more web design inspiration, please visit the full version on the Cubicle Ninjas’ blog.

What are some web design trends you believe will be big in 2014? Be sure to share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.