As the New Year rolls in, website designs also welcome new elements and styles into the picture. There are elements that have been given a lot of thought before incorporation into the design thus it tells a story as well as speak more about the company behind the website. There are elements used in order to make the content look better on a certain device. It is not a requirement that every trend should be included in a website but majority of them would help improve the user experience of the site.
The challenge is what elements to choose from since there are a lot introduced every year. Which ones are worth to be included on your site? To help you decide, here is a list of the key elements that a modern website should have:
- Firstly, the typography should be unique as well as large. There are companies that use a particular font in order for customers to easily know their brand when placed side by side with the competition. In the past few years, designers have been bombarded with thousands of different new fonts in which they can use in website design. With the introduction of these fonts, brands can easily choose one that will represent the company in terms of typography.
- Second element is hero images but they should be large as well as responsive. With the help of a simple image accompanied with text, users will be enticed to scroll down the page in order to know more. Large images can help users visualize a certain story without them having to read a lot of texts.
- A modern web site should have background videos – these are the ones playing automatically in the background. They can help tell stories as well as lessen the contents you will have to put in the site. Videos are helpful for users who are not interested in reading texts but would love to know more about the company.
- Hamburger menu is another important element. While it would be helpful for users to see where they can go easily, it takes up a lot of space if everything is listed on the menu. This is when the hamburger menu comes in. In web design, this is also called hidden menu. Hamburger stems from the fact that the three lines look like patties of a hamburger stacked together.