The future of web design is a hot topic right now, with many designers voicing their hopes and ideas; some realistic and some strangely out there. Smartphones are already influencing the way websites are designed, and this trend will expand. Websites will start to be more interactive resulting in an improvement in the user experience. Content will also become a lot more personalized. Despite the increasing concerns about user privacy, the reality is that the technology we use knows a lot about us. The content that we access will become more personalized based on the things we like, browsing habits, our location, and mostly interests.
As for website developers and designers, the most important thing is to invest in responsive design. The mobile domination is already a reality, so this isn’t just a future thing. The idea of responsive design is that the design will adapt to literally any size device, not just those that are currently available.
Eventually, all websites will likely become responsive. The future of web design is coming fast and it is indeed exciting. We have a lot to expect through trends, but some new technologies and trends may come completely by surprise. What we can do now is keep up to date with trend, and whether or not we choose to follow them right now, we’ll be ready if the trends of today grow out of proportion in the future.
What are your thoughts on the future of the web and how can you prepare your website for the future?