During the past year 2016 we witnessed the use of different trends in graphic design and web design . Menu “Hamburger” The menu “burger” is not new, but it will increase its use during this year. Its use is basic in mobile navigation , and is also being extended to use in web pages in its version of computer screen, which allows to gain space for other content and generate a more minimalist design. Images “Hero” The so-called “Hero” images are those that occupy the entire screen when we access a page, usually used on the home page of a web. And is that the images constitute a  very powerful resource to capture the attention of the users from the moment they land on the web.

Microinteractions

The animations small and subtle have become essential elements in the UX / UI over the past year, as do users get a more interactive and entertaining experience. Loading animations, hovers , animated icons, etc, will be key during this 2017.

Illustrations

The illustrations are fashionable and during this year we will see how they bring personality and character to the web designs while reinforcing the visual identity of the different brands.

Trends that are maintained

Last year we could see some new trends such as material design , infinite scroll or parallax . Well, we will all continue to see them during 2017. The design material adds depth to the flat design making it more realistic for users. Web pages with a very long scroll are ideal for those who have a lot of content and also want to attract users through storytelling .

On the other hand, the parallax combines the images with the animation bringing dynamism to the page, reason why it will continue being very fashionable between the web designers.

 

 

What are the keys to knowing if your website needs a redesign ? There are currently rapid changes in terms of web design trends and technological advances, so a website must be in continuous adaptation. So if your website already has several months or years of operation and you have not updated it lately, it is possible that the time has come to redesign it.
Your design is no longer current

If you designed your web a few years ago it is possible that what you think the last shout in web design now seems antiquated. Look at how your competitor’s web pages evolve, because if they have been updated, it may be time to think about a redesign.

Your business evolves but your web does not

It is possible that you start your web adventure with a small blog or a small online store, and that little by little your business has been expanding, but your web does not. It is important that in your page or store you transmit the improvements that your business is having.

Your website is not responsive

Maybe when you designed your website did not take into account the responsive, something that today is indispensable. Responsive design makes your website fit all screen sizes, so it can be displayed correctly on computers, tablets and mobile phones. If your web still does not have responsive, it is time to redesign it.

Your website is not WordPress

If your website is not WordPress you should consider redesigning it from scratch. This platform allows you to adapt better to new developments, is simple to use and allows a good positioning in search engines.

Your web is not positioned correctly

If you do not work your positioning you will not be able to be visible to your clients. Perform an SEO audit of your website and plan to redesign it to adapt to new trends.