Web design trends you should be watching in 2017
The web design world moves at lightning pace these days when it comes to web design trends, where everything new becomes old almost just a few months later, completely replaced by the next “big thing” that is itself replaced almost just as fast.
If you want to be sure that your website and all of your web properties are on the cutting edge (at least as much as possible), then you need to really focus in on these web design trends to watch in 2017.
Conversational interfaces are big and getting bigger
Talking to our computers, our phones, and our tablets to get the information that we are looking for is becoming more and more commonplace – so much so that we are expecting our websites (all of the websites that we visit on a daily basis) to offer the same kind of functionality.
Conversational interfaces, virtual assistants, and voice integrated user interfaces are coming quickly like a freight train and small business owners are going to want to make sure that their websites are equipped to handle this new trend ASAP.
Virtual reality is starting to become a reality
VR technology has been around for quite a while now, but only recently has it become advanced enough to really be trusted has a consumer technology – and now it’s ready to be the “next big thing” on the Internet.
VR interfaces are probably still a couple of years away, but because VR technology is becoming so affordable and so streamlined (you can turn your smart phone into a VR enabled headset these days) you’d have to be at least a little bit crazy to miss the bus on this one.
Location awareness integration is critical
More and more people are interfacing with the Internet through their smart phones and their tablets while on the go, which is why you need to be sure that your website is designed with location awareness and contextual data built right in.
With this kind of approach you’re going to be able to better understand where your prospects are physically when they are visiting your site (a key piece of analytics that can really help you streamline your marketing and advertising), but you can also streamline and tailor the content that you have for them on your site based off of these critical markers as well.
At the end of the day, all of the new trends that we have highlighted above are merely just the tip of the iceberg for 2017. Make sure that you keep your eyes on the industry so that you don’t get left behind!