Top 5 Web Design Trends in 2020

2020 is another exciting year for web design as lots of new web technologies have been introduced. In this article, we are going to talk about five web design trends that going to play important role in this year. Let’s check it out.

1. WebXR API

Perhaps the most exciting news for web design this year is WebXR API is now available in Chrome. WebXR is the next version of WebVR which now includes all VR augmented reality devices, sensors, and controller supports. Now web developers can create a full immersive experience of virtual reality on their website without worrying about fragmentation of VR headsets and controllers (yeah for the iClickers web developers! 🙂 ). We can expect to see more exciting VR web design this year.

2. Dark Mode

Lots of people preferred dark color scheme when browsing web for various reasons; eyestrain, battery saving, etc and some even try to use plugin to force it on websites. For this reason, there is a new CSS feature called preferred-color-scheme; which detect if your browser is on dark mode. This allows website designer to change their website color scheme accordingly. So, in this year we are going to see websites use dark color theme or start offering dark mode switch more often. Do you have such an option on your website?

3. WebGL 2.0

Since WebGL 2.0’s stable release in 2017, we keep seeing more and more stunning web design and utilisation of it. Three.js is one of the most popular WebGL javascript library that drives thousands if not millions of 3D web sites. Web developers can now working with shaders and create amazing visual effects games and animations easier than ever before. We are definitely going to see more awesome WebGL websites in 2020.

4. SVG and Filters

SVG and SVG filter is one of the upcoming web design training this year. It allows you to create a stunning and complicated effect without a single JavaScript line needed. This realistic water of reflection or squiggly text effect are products of SVG filters or you can combine SVG with CSS to create curved divs and animations. Their ability to scale responsibly combine with small size is the reason why is it’s gaining popularity.

5. Minimalism

Website loading speed and responsiveness are now part of search engine ranking. Minimal design again is continuing to be a strong trend with fewer elements to load and less JavaScript to process. Minimal design can make your website load faster while still providing an elegant look. Are you looking to push your website to be on the page 1 of Google via SEO? Do check out the Google Page Load Test and see if your website can pass or fail the test.

That’s all for the top 5 web design trend in 2020. I’m sure this year we will find lots of amazing web design and if you want to see more web development tips and tutorials don’t forget to subscribe their channel to stay tuned for weekly update.