The Future of Web Design & Development
In 2018, we correctly predicted which web design trends would be popular in 2020. Here’s what you need to know now to prepare for 2025.
“Design is intelligence made visible.”
― Alina Wheeler
The Internet has revolutionized the way we communicate and consume information.
We use the Internet to access data, explore opportunities, and make connections that would be otherwise impossible. Websites like Google, Reddit, Yahoo, and YouTube are prolific because of the information they provide and the communications they facilitate.
The websites of the future will continue to break down walls and push the limits of our imaginations.
5 Website Trends that will Takeover by 2025
1. Technical SEO
As the internet evolves, so have search engine optimization techniques. Technical SEO refers to optimizations that help search engines crawl and index websites more efficiently in order to improve organic search engine rankings. On- and off-page SEO tactics are still important, but a complete strategy must also include technical SEO. Technical SEO techniques like security, site speed, canonical URLs, indexation, UX, accessibility, and schema markup.
2. Interactive Design
Microsoft has reported that the average person has an attention span of 8 seconds, which is 1 second less than a goldfish’s. Using interactive design techniques like parallax scrolling and interactive text can help maintain user interest.
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3. Lightening Speed
Website speed and page load time are essential moving into the future. Research from Google has found that over 50% of site visits are abandoned when pages take longer than 3 seconds to load. Ideally, your website should load in less than 2 seconds. Performance techniques like compression, indexing, server-side caching, and more can help ensure your website is optimized.
You can check your website’s load time with Google PageSpeed Insights.
Minimalism has been king for the last 5 years, and now we’re seeing the resurgence of maximalism with trends like visible borders, complex gradients, and layering.
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The 2020 Covid-19 global pandemic exponentially sped up digital acquisition across the board. From deciding where to live to what to buy, people are using the internet to accomplish more from home than ever before. For this reason, high-quality, custom photography is becoming an increasingly important aspect of web design.
The future of the internet is being influenced by new technology, changing social dynamics, and the coming-of-age of a generation of digital natives. In 2025, these trends will be commonplace. The trend setters, those with their eye on the future, will begin implementing these ideas now.