What is the impact of the corona crisis on web design? What will work in 2021, or not at all? What do you really need to think about when you’re working on web design in the new year? And which web design trend will really make a difference in 2021?
Here at Immowi, we’ve already done the work for you.
From dynamic typography to animation, our in-house designers have scoped out the top 5 landing page and web design trends for 2021 that will help you boost your conversions rapidly.
1 – Mobile first design
I notice that many sites are still primarily built for desktop viewing.
This is very striking. The mobile view is still too often an offshoot of the desktop view. From a design point of view, I understand that this is perhaps an easier choice, but in my view it’s the wrong one.
The number of visitors from mobile is increasing year after year. If you look at the number of first-time visits, the percentage is often even higher. And they say, ‘you never get a second chance to make a first impression’. That is why I always review the mobile version first, when I receive a new project design from our marketing team.
In short, with the average web user spending less than 2 minutes on a web page, we’re already seeing responsive web design become standard. In 2021, this trend will continue as mobile-first web design will come into vogue.
It’s important for all web designers to make their sites mobile friendly. So mobile first design will be thé most important web design trend in the coming years.
2 – Minimalism
More likely than not, your landing pages are being consumed on the go—on trains, on buses, and in that split second you have you visitors attention. This again shows how important mobile friendly websites are by the way.
So always keep it simple and stupid.
Get rid of the unnecessary web elements. Use less text. Stick to a specific message, and always focus on the CTA (call-to-action).
By keeping your design minimal, less is always more in terms of landing pages, this will have a huge positive impact on your website speed. Keep web design fast and responsive, so that your visitors don’t get irritated.
At Immowi, minimalism will be the web design trend we want to prioritize for 2021.
3 – Accessibility
In addition to a nice design and taking into account that above all you should invest in mobile friendly landing pages or websites. It is also important to take accessibility into account.
By accessibility we mean that web pages can be displayed by all web browsers and devices. Also it should be possible for a web page to display correctly with or without images, Flash, etc.
Accessibility is about web standards and web design guidelines that ensure your website will work on any device or web browser. Accessibility means that everyone can find everything they need quickly.
4 – Peace and quiet
Anti-design, minimalism and organic design are important web design trends for 2021. These trends all create more calm and orderliness on your pages. This offers the visitor a more pleasant experience. Your visitor stays on the site longer, which is good for SEO. Quietness and clarity contribute to a positive final assessment of your organisation by the visitor.
A clear website that radiates calm is very important for the elderly. Also make sure that a purchase can be made in a few simple steps. Think about clear and well-readable input fields.