Are you torn between a traditional and an immersive web design for your business? If so, this article will help you. At Mars Digital, we take web design tasks and innovations seriously. After all, the first impression we want to leave behind is “wow” and the rest must be history. As a digital marketing agency in Auckland, we find solutions to all business owners, especially, their websites and digital marketing tasks. One of which is to keep up with the latest trends on and offline!
Evidently, with the fast-pacing digital advancement comes website design trends and innovations. The design elements and features from the previous years may have grown too familiar, cliched, or even non-engaging. As we make it to another month of 2021, here are a few of the latest website design trends, standards, and innovations you can consider on your website this year.
1. Retro Fonts
It is no longer surprising to see designs that feature vintage typography. However, more and more throwback typography has been emerging back in the present. What makes it even more exciting is that these new styles that are being used are reimagined in artistry. Creatives and designers are combining traditional old fonts with a modern spin. Aside from keeping it legible, the goal is to brand the contemporary retro.
2. Horizontal Scrolling
Aside from being different, web designers continue to experiment with horizontal scrolls to create an impression like an image gallery. Regarded as “web design faux-pas,” this feature is now being employed successfully in 2021 but with reminders:
- Using clear visual cues will help to indicate where and which content uses horizontal scrolling.
- Allow your users to have an alternative way to navigate your site such as arrow buttons, horizontal scrolling may not be convenient for them.
- Texts should not require a horizontal scroll to be read, make sure to choose the content that would benefit from this type of feature – you do not want to overdo it.