Website Design Trends
Brutalism refers to websites with a raw, function-over-form look that is anything but sleek. With basic fonts, large or busy text, and little to no visual flash, websites using brutalism certainly stand out — and whether that’s a good thing or not is a cause for debate. Take a look at these websites embracing brutalism and decide for yourself if they’re innovative or just plain ugly.
As the name suggests, “duotone” is a two-color design. Many times, these two colors are blended together to form a gradient. Several large companies have hopped on the duotone bandwagon as you’ll see in the examples here.
Over the past few years, website design has conceptually evolved from a linear design — designing a web page like a word processing document, top to bottom — to a “content block” design. The content block concept views web pages as a grid, with multiple columns and components assembled together to form a web page like pieces of a puzzle. Here, we examine the content block trend and several websites using a grid layout design.
Single-page websites are trendy, but are they a good idea? How does using only one page affect your SEO? We explore the pros and cons and provide examples of effective single-page sites here.
Building on the hero image website design trend, many websites use a color overlay over an image to make text easily readable.
With a thin border and a transparent background, ghost buttons have become increasingly popular in the website design world. Should you consider using them on your website, and if so, what’s the best way to use them?