1. Typography
    This element on a web page has developed over time. With so many different fonts, the opportunities are endless when it comes to creating beautiful typography. It can be quite tricky, though! There are certain key factors you should consider while designing type for your site.
    How to mix fonts
    Choose two complimentary fonts. This means:-combine a sanserif font with a serif font
    -combine a serif font with a sans-serif font
    -do not combine similar fonts
    -contrast your fonts
    Contrast Fonts
    -don’t mix moods – font style + context = font mood
    Font moods
    -combine fonts of similar eras
    -keep it simple
  1. 100% width
    Having a width that spreads across an entire web page creates a clean look which is all the rave right now. If it’s easy on the eyes the user is more likely to stay on the page longer.

Full page background

  1. Parallax Scrolling
    Scroll, scroll, scroll. It’s one of the first things people do before they go to bed and when they wake up nowadays on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so why is your site able to do the same?Parallax scrolling enables your site to just keep going! The more your user scrolls the more content they have to look at.Scrolling is now more common than clicking now that we have smartphones. Buttons on phones tend to be quite small and might be frustrating if you press the wrong one. Scrolling is much more user-friendly but be careful how you use it! Creative Bloq gives 50 examples of well-done sites using the parallax scrolling technique.
  1. Flat design
    You would think with how quickly technology is moving these days that 3D graphics would be all the rage. Well, think again. Believe it or not, flat images and designs are more popular and common than ever.
    flat vs reality
    iPhone flat vs reality
  2. Original photo use- A picture says a thousand words
    Using your own photos helps to make your website a lot more personable. It might even help your readers relate to you more. It also helps to make your site more original. You won’t have to worry about other people having the same paid photos on their site.

    Lake Powell

    Helping readers see what you are doing always helps too! I always find websites much more interesting to read when they are visual and when I can relate to the photos I see. It makes me want to stay that much longer.

    cloudsEye-catching images will draw the reader in and lead them to want to read your content. If your content is good enough, they may even buy into whatever it is you’re writing or selling!

    Provo Canyon

  1. Simple layout
    K.I.S.S.- Keep It Simple Stupid. Sometimes less is more and can leave a long lasting impression on a user. When I first started blogging I saw a blog that was so plain and simple, yet beautiful. I will never forget it. Her content was hilarious and made me want to stay longer, plus the lovely photos she had up helped me relate.The simpler the better. When things get too busy it makes me frustrated because I don’t know where to start. It’s like when I walk into Forever 21, the clothing store. Everything is so messy and crammed that I get overwhelmed and just end up walking out. It’s common for your readers to do that as well!

There are so many other web design trends going around the Internet and they change a lot! What design trends do you follow?