With new techniques, technologies, and movements constantly emerging, the sense
of where things are going is more uncertain than ever. As we move towards the
mid-21st century, it’s obvious that web design is going to become increasingly
As people live most of their lives online as of 2021, digital user experiences are the
rock on which nearly every huge organization is constructed. In web design, trends
are very essential aspects that command how victorious the whole method is.
Statistics show that around 50% of internet users are fascinated by a website by the
way it’s represented.
- Artificial Intelligence
AI does not need to be introduced. As of now, there are AI technologies present that
can identify about 85% of cyber-criminal threats before they take place.
In the future, there is no doubt that AI is always going to be present, but only more
effective. It is expected that Web development will give users what they need and not
just what the developer can make.
- Virtual Reality
Considering that we already are using the internet for everything and anything that
we need today, it is easier to predict that the web is going to be an everyday bit of
our lives in the upcoming years.
Senior Developer Advocate of Progress Sebastian Witalec says, “You won’t have a
screen anymore. The web will just be part of what you see through your smart
contact lenses.” We have seen this happening in many sci-fi movies and web series,
right? Well, a few more years and a common man would be the one using this
Besides that, Virtual reality will introduce wearable tech that will let designers place
interactive, location-based elements over the real-world view of the visitor. In
combination with object recognition and facial scanning, the opportunities are going
to be endless.
- Responsive Development
More than 80% of visitors will leave websites that don’t display correctly on their
smartphones, tablets, computers, etc. In the future, web design will ensure that all
the users come across websites that work wonderfully on several gadgets. Right
now, the focus is on the responsiveness of mobile phones, but soon, it will be almost
impossible to ignore other devices.
People always prefer reaching out to actual humans when they visit a service
provider, but when it comes to online support chatbots are present for assistance.
Chatbots are designed in such a way that the user receives the help that they require
at that instance of time and in the best way possible.
Many businesses are using chatbots as a feature to keep their customers engaged
on a 24×7 basis. 47% of companies are expected to introduce chatbots in their
network by the end of 2021, meaning we can only imagine how this number will
increase in the coming years!
- Voice Interfaces
A car driver may want to get the direction for a particular destination while driving
and therefore without having to look at the screen, or a student may want to get an
answer for his query without having to type the long question. These can be the
cases where people may want to get information without having to look at the
Voice could liberate websites and make them less dependent on formal, rigidly
formatted content. Major tech companies have already started offering this feature
as you could have used it in Google Voice Search, Apple Siri, Amazon Echo,
Amazon Alexa, etc.
Over the next few years, voice interfaces are set to be adopted as users need a
more natural, conversational approach to engaging with sites.
- Single-Page Websites
Instead of having multiple pages, the website would be one single endless scroll.
The concept is inspired by social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook,
which are known for their engaging UI and addictive nature.
For mobile phone screens, single-pages are more convenient. It’s effortless for users
to scroll down and up to access all the necessary data. Complex facilities will be
discarded to avoid unwanted difficulties while browsing. The flow and fluency of the
web elements shall be the most crucial point here.
The single-page website is convenient for e-commerce sites as well and therefore
would be the hottest topic in the future of web design as they offer quick information
To lure the audience in with captivating visuals that encourage them to take desired
actions, an immersive experience through 3D graphics called animation shall take
Nowadays an additional feature in animation called GIF is being used. GIFs will offer
an appealing animated alternative. Despite being tinier and lighter than the videos,
GIFs can successfully catch an eye and hold it for some time. They are best fitted for
single-page websites and mobile views.
What won’t be there
Change is not just about adding new things, but about getting rid of elements that
have become stale. This is true in the world of web design where trends form quickly
and vanish at the same time. That being said, It’s the right time to remove the
following features from the web designing field –
● Websites with complicated layouts and pages overflowing with content
● Complex typography – writing in as many fonts as possible simply to get a
reaction out of visitors. (It makes pages look untidy, uncertain, and
inconvenient to use on mobile)
On a Wrapping Note:
The next 20 years are going to be just as fabulous as they are gonna be exciting!
From Artificial Intelligence to Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, the future will be
much more diverse, and web design strategies will need to switch to reflect this. That
doesn’t mean traditional features and methods will be completely lost. In fact, these
modern technologies will shape the future without erasing the past
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