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Top 5 Web Design Trends in 2021

2021 is going to be another important year for web designing since the outbreak has forced lots of business to have online presence. So in this video we’re going to talk about 5 web design trends that going to play important role in this year. Let’s check it out!

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since 2018 WebXR is the latest Virtual reality API that replaced WebVR. Now developer can create a website to target both VR and AR on all devices with a single code release. and it requires Minimal changes for code maintenance.

webxr web design trend 2021

And now the VR adoption rate is going strong with 1/5 of American population in 2020. So in 2021 We can expect to see more and more web design that utilize virtual reality for users to visualize their products or experiences.

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Emotional Design

The emotional design concept was introduced by Donald Norman in 2004 but it’s been trending recently. Web design is not going to be only stylish anymore but also have to make an impact on users.

emotional design 2021

Emotional design focuses on delivering a clear message to make the users emotionally engaged. it’s can be positive like happiness, elegance, humorous or negative stuff such as sadness and sympathy. There is no set rules, any visual element on the web page can be utilized to achieve the result.

For example, you can use red color theme to create excitement or yellow for happiness, a good textual content to provoke the thought, a stunning 3D visualization or video background to create memorable experience or sentimental images for sympathy.

emotional design 2021

emotional web design trend 2021

Ultimately the main goal of the design is to create emotional impact that benefits your websites objective the most.

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Colorful / Gradient / Neumorphism

With the release of the latest macOS Big Sur which feature refreshed colorful design. it’s almost certain that this is going to influent and inspire 2021 web design theme.

big sur influence web design

bigsur influence web design

Big sur also features a Neumorphic style icon. which is a focus on simulating the light and shadow effect on the icon texture.

neumorphic web design 2021

We can expect to see more colorful theme, gradient focused design and Neumorphic user interfaces on new website this year.

gradient web design trend 2021

colorful web design 2021

4K Ready website

Few years ago 1080p resolution was pretty much a standard resolution but now the 2k and 4k monitors are getting cheaper and more affordable. If your website are resolution dependable then it might not look so great on high resolution monitors.

4k ready web design

So in 2021 and so on, web designers are trying to use vector graphics and CSS instead of rasterized asset.

And as for those that are inevitable such images or video background, then they have to make sure they are sufficient for 4K resolution. Also using responsive layout is a must to make sure the website looks great on all devices.

4k ready web design


3D and WebGL has been a trend the past few years. but now with more powerful CPU and GPU being released especially the new Apple Chip M1. Web designers are now encourage to utilize 3D engine on their website even more.

Some of the 3D scene that used to be struggled are now running at 60 frame per second with the latest generation of laptop and pc.

webgl webdesign 2021

webgl webdesign 2021

And with a combination of awesome WebGL JavaScript library like three.js and pixi.js it’s no surprise that we’re going to see more and more 3d web design in 2021.


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