All the news for this 2020


The unmissable appointment of every beginning of the year is back.
What will be the trends on the web for 2020 ?! Here are some tips to create layouts perfectly in line with a new decade!
This year opens with a world of possibilities, an ever greater attention to the user and a strong vision for the future.

A small premise …
The Minimal Style is an evergreen element to obtain usable and clean interfaces, it will surely reappear in the coming months in all layouts.
Mobile-first is now a must in web design.
This means that instead of designing for desktop and then adapting in the markup stage for mobile devices, today designers study first the layouts for mobile devices and then for the desktop. Websites are becoming more and more like apps, improving the results of marketing activities. The unmissable appointment every year is back.
What will be the trends on the web for 2020 ?! Here are some tips to create layouts perfectly in line with a new decade!
This year opens with a world of possibilities, an ever greater attention to the user and a strong vision for the future.

Dark Mode


Among the novelties not to be underestimated we find the Dark Mode Interface, or the increasingly frequent use of a dark user interface.
Introduced as a trend by Apple at the end of 2019, it will certainly be picked up by many other companies that excel in design.
In fact, many apps have already adapted to this mode, first of all Instagram.
The dark mode interface not only allows the elements to be characterized in a particular way (often associated with strong or fluorescent colors), but helps the eye not to tire too much, facilitating the user’s navigation and increasing the residence time.

Hand-drawn & Oversized Fonts


Another trend that is likely to emerge with this new year is the use of hand-drawn graphics, icons and abstract illustrations. This aspect, increasingly frequent in design, creates a more personal and human relationship with the user. It transmits a strong positivity precisely because it uses more “genuine” and less “robotic” or static “elements.
The images blend with simple and colorful vector elements that distinguish, give character and break a more impersonal visual communication.

We will also look at the use of oversized elements and text used to convey messages clearly and efficiently, making sure that the most important information resonates with visitors to the site.
To make the most of them, it will be necessary to simplify the design, so as not to create too many overwhelming elements.

Immersive & 3D


In the wake of the great technological evolutions, web design will literally be invaded by three-dimensionality.

Immersive 3D experiences directly involve the user who interacts personally with the various elements.
Shadows, overlapping layers and floating objects help make the 3D effect and experience more achievable.
For further information, we recommend this interesting article on the subject of awwwards.com

Micro-animations


Last, but not least, is the aspect of micro-animations and Emotional Design, which involves, attracts the eye and facilitates navigation. It represents the way to receive direct feedback of the user’s response. A very good example is this snippet by Darin Senneff

The Color of the Year


We end this overview with the color of the year.
For more than 20 years, Pantone Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in a variety of industries, including fashion, interior design, industrial design, product packaging and graphic design.
In 2020 the scepter goes to PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a shade of blue that symbolizes the moods of calm and confidence but at the same time also represents the stability necessary to face a new era.