Website Design, 25 Unique Ideas to Enhance Appearance and Functionality. – Part 5

Introduction:

We have compiled, from separate sources, 25 Website Design Ideas.


1. Illustrations

It’s not a secret to anyone anymore that web designs based on illustrations feel fun and easy-going and most people simply fall for them. The designers’ striving to present the user with more and more creatively crafted websites has led to shaping all kinds of illustration styles in web design.

Those of you who have been following our blog for a while may remember that we have already put together a mega collection of illustration based web designs for your inspiration. Thanks for the awesome feedback, by the way. Means the world! This time, however, we’ll dig deeper and tell the illustration styles in web design apart. Ready to kick it off?

https://graphicmama.com/blog/illustration-styles-in-web-design/

2. Full Height Homepage Hero

Whether or not you realize it, you judge every website by its visual appeal. And it only takes about 0.05 seconds to form an opinion. That means the hero image (the first photo, graphic, or video people see) has to be eye-catching enough to keep people scrolling the site.

High-quality hero images are the key to a great first impression. If done well, they represent the essence of your brand identity and the overall theme of your web page.

https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/hero-image

3. Parallax Scrolling Effect

Parallax scrolling websites continue to be a popular trend. It was once recommended that sites include as much information above the fold as possible in order to avoid the user having to scroll, but parallax scrolling introduced a way of allowing designers to break away from that by making the act of scrolling itself engaging for the user.

The Parallax scrolling technique involves designing the background of a website layout to move at a slower rate than the foreground when the user scrolls, creating a 3D-like effect. Used sparingly, parallax scrolling can add a subtle element of depth that makes the foreground seem to stand out. In other cases, it can be used as the main star of the show for a big visual impact. The technique can encourage users to stay on a page for longer – great for SEO – and to scroll right to the bottom of the content. The examples below show how Parallax scrolling can be used to different degrees to create distinctive and memorable websites.

https://www.creativebloq.com/web-design/parallax-scrolling-1131762

4. Progress Indicator

Visibility of system status is one of the most important rules of UI/UX design. The goal behind this rule is pretty obvious — to minimize user tension you should provide feedback to the user about what is happening with the app within a reasonable amount of time. Don’t keep the users guessing — tell the user what’s happening. And one of the most common forms of such feedback is a progress indicator.

In this article, we’ll give you an overview of the main types of progress indicators and the use cases for them.

Good Interaction Design Provides Feedback

While instant app’s response is the best, there are simply times when your app won’t be able to comply with the guidelines for speed. Delays are usually caused by slow loading times and latency issues. For such cases, you must reassure the users that the app is working on their request and that actual progress is being made.

https://usersnap.com/blog/progress-indicators/

5. Mixing Realism and Illustrations

There’s a trend afoot in website design that mixes real images with illustrations and art elements in interesting ways. And it’s quirky, unique, and beautiful!

It’s a mashup of visual elements that don’t seem like they go together at first, but when done well can create a stunning aesthetic that is highly engaging and delightful.

https://designshack.net/articles/trends/mixing-realism-and-illustrations/ 


Conclusion:

We hope that the ideas within this article have helped. Please check back tomorrow for the next article in this series.

Should you need assistance with any of the above techniques, please reach out to sales@hughesagency.ca today.

Article compiled by Hughesagency.ca

Article Reference Links:

  1. https://graphicmama.com/blog/illustration-styles-in-web-design/
  2. https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/hero-image
  3. https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/hero-image
  4. https://usersnap.com/blog/progress-indicators/
  5. https://designshack.net/articles/trends/mixing-realism-and-illustrations/