If you are not familiar with a responsive web design concept or our blog here, the term describes creating a website that adapts and works properly on all types of devices. As technology advances, practice must evolve as well.
However, the responsive design for 2020 will be a little different from 2019, which is different from 2018, which is different from 2017, and so on and so on. As technology advances, consumers can expect a personalized experience, giving you even more reason to stay one step ahead of the competition! We’ll this!
1. More micro-interactions!
One of the most common things web design writers notice as trends for the year is the use of micro-interactions. Micro interactions are variables that a user can interact with a page without reloading it.
The best example of this is Facebook’s “reactions” that have been added to post “likes”. You can respond to posts with hearts, smileys, angry faces, and sad faces to show your feelings for the content of a post. The page is not reloaded – it stays the same.
Microinteractions save time and make the user experience (UX) much funnier. We expect them to become more popular in 2018 and taken for granted in the future.
2. Smart typography
Although this is often overlooked, you can create a responsive font in addition to the other page aspects that are usually designed to be responsive. For example, a desktop version of a page can use Helvetica 24 pt. for a header, but a mobile version of the page could use a smaller Arial type.
Certain fonts jump towards you and work best on a big screen. They are large and not only appear large with the rest of the page. This makes this font less effective on a mobile page. It may be less aesthetically pleasing and put smaller, important, and informative texts out of the spotlight for users. Setting up titles and text in different fonts and sizes for each device used is therefore critical to the user experience.
3. Get to know Mobile
While mobile websites have been well treated in web design journalism in recent years, seasoned writers are calling for more attention! The reason for that? In short, the majority of web traffic now comes from mobile devices.
With that in mind, make sure you separate the concepts of apps and websites in your head. App usage and user experience are important, but a responsive app is different from a responsive website. As a web designer, however, you may be working on it depending on the circumstances.
With an app, there are many similarities to what you can focus on for a mobile catering website, but there is also a semantics that responsive web design doesn’t address. For example, proper A / B testing is done differently in an app than on a responsive website. However, the range of screen sizes that could be used is a consideration for both.
4. Innovation in the grid
In the past, we have used popular grid designs such as the rule of thirds, grid with 12 units, and grid with common column sets for website design. To keep things fresh, you also need to subtly or unconsciously draw people’s attention.
For this reason, 2020 should be the year you innovate your grid layouts. There must be a way to keep your website aesthetically pleasing, but also differentiate it from other websites, and the page organization has a lot to do with it. Try new, unusual column combinations, or play with spaces and the CSS grid to find new ways to organize pages.
5. The vibe on the color wheel
Lively colors are the new black to borrow the colloquial language. Web design authors like Elegant Themes agree that 2020 will be vivid colors that we can use to experiment with the latest web design tools next.
The elegant article specifically looks at the material design and the advances it has made, as well as its popularity. Similarly, Creative Bloq pointed to Flat Design 2.0 and the updated, evolving use of gradients with vivid colors to take advantage of this year.
In the past, mobile screens weren’t that strong, and vibrant colors weren’t always as easy to translate with complex and busy visual designs. The more technical our smartphones and tablet devices are, the smaller the gap between the quality of content that can be displayed on mobile devices and that of a desktop. Responsive design has even found its way into the semantics of color.
What do you think of responsive design in 2020? Where do you think web design as a whole goes? Let us know in the comments below!