“Some of the web’s smartest designers and thinkers reveal the trends and technologies they believe will transform the web in 2015.
In 2014, the biggest web design trends included: grid layouts, flat design, background videos, and the increasing capabilities of HTML5 APIs.
So which trends, technologies and techniques will define 2015? net magazine set out to uncover them by asking 20 of the web’s brightest designers, developers and thinkers.
Here’s our list of 2015’s defining trends. Some ideas are featured in net magazine’s feature. Most contained here are exclusive, and you won’t read them anywhere else.
1. Card-based design
Creative director Haraldur Thorleifsson says card-based design will be big: “Content needs to fit on different types and sizes of screen, and cards are the easiest way to make that work across platforms.” He adds this presents a design challenge, since cards can be dull, “but we’re seeing fun, clever takes on this from companies like Google”.
02. Disruptive frameworks
Coupled with the continuing support and development of ECMAScript 6, he says this “should lead to some really interesting developments and new approaches in 2015”.
03. Device APIs
Speaker and designer Ruth John believes 2015 will see a rise in the use of device APIs: “The hot topic will be the web working even closer to mobile, with API such as Simple Push, Network Information and Mobile Connection gaining in popularity.”