At New Wine Digital, we are working hard to stay on top of the latest graphic design trends and technologies. Based on our research, here are some of the most intriguing new trends in web design and development in 2022!
Enlarged Cursors/Unique Mouseover Effects
Harkening back to the early days of web design, a modern spin on custom pointers & mouse hovers has started making the rounds. A long way from the alien-head gif cursor on your friend’s Myspace profile, these custom cursors often interact with imagery and fonts simply by moving your mouse around like the blurring effect on this website.
Vertical Text & Four-side Navigation
Bored with the hamburger or menu-in-the-upper-right monotony, many designers and developers are opting for a more interesting way for users to navigate their websites. Some websites are moving the menus to the left or right margins and literally turning them on their heads (or sides). A trend of utilizing all four corners for things like sticky social icons, menus, search features and language toggles is a beautifully unorthodox way to make your website stand out.
Image-Free, BIG Text
Often combined with a quasi-brutalist stark design or simply a masterful use of oversized typography, the text-only design trend is a bold way to show off your design chops and get your message across clearly and concisely. This design follows all of the trends mentioned above along with some stunning full-page scroll animations.
Dark mode has long been a staple for coders and techies who often find themselves staring at a screen well into the night through an array of empty Red Bull cans. This easy-on-the-eyes—and battery-saving—trend has recently filtered into more mainstream circles with the recent addition of that feature within the Chrome browser and Gmail. Now, many website designs are beginning to integrate a simple light/dark mode toggle on their websites to add a flavor of eye-friendly interactivity.
While image-free is a popular choice in 2022, on the opposite end of the spectrum you also have fun, surreal, hand-illustrated & collage-style imagery. Breaking even further away from bland, overused stock photography, many designers are creating or commissioning true digital artworks to use on their websites.
Modern Web Designs with New Wine Digital
Overall, these are just a sampling of a few emerging trends in design. With the recent advancements in web and digital technology, and an ever-increasing shift to the virtual workspace, the sky’s the limit. It’s an exciting time in the web design field with a variety of directions that are open to you. Are you looking to push the boundaries with your new website design? New Wine Digital can help you do just that!