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Web Design Trends 2014 – The Top Predictions (Updated)

Web Design Trends 2014 - The Top PredictionsI love this time of the year. It’s time for analysis and predictions:
Will code-free design rule the scene or designers should prepare to code more? Will new frameworks and designing in the browser change the web development process once and for all? Will websites become simpler or this simplicity is very deceptive, disguising rich functionality (almost like software applications have) and reflecting a new level of user experience? Will flat UI dominate? What about infinite scrolling? Are large images and hero areas, videos in place of text, and parallax here to stay forever or will disappear in a year? What about mix and match typography or dropping the sidebar? Bold colors vs. subtle monochromatic design – what will win? Will CSS completely replace images? And one more important question: Will PSD to HTML die?

Really, web design and development have been changing so fast and dramatically now. But what new will 2014 bring? Below we’ve gathered some most interesting predictions for 2014. Hope you like the collection.

What to Expect in Web Design 2014

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1). >>> 7 web design trends you’ll actually see this year (and how to survive them)
by Ben Moss: “If you look carefully you’ll see the roots of every major trend in the coming year start to develop in 2013 (or earlier). Whilst it’s possible that a genuinely revolutionary concept will be popularized, it’s far more likely that 2014 will be a year of small incremental gains, inspired by, or in response to, steady technological development. The future of web design is already evident, we just need to look behind us to see it. Here are 7 predictions for 2014 that are already proving true, and how you can survive them.”

2). What changed in web design this year (and what’s next)
by Brian Krall

3). >>> Top 10 web design trends and predictions for 2014
by Jessica

4). >>> The biggest colour trends in web design in 2013
by Brandon Hill: “Brandon Hill highlights five big colour trends that hit web design in 2013. Did they appear on your sites?”

5). Web Design 2014: What to Watch Out For
by Jonathan Cutrell: “This year has been a brilliant year in web design. More than any other year perhaps, huge strides have been made towards the maturing of the field. Let’s have a look at some of what we can expect for the future of web design as an industry.”

6). Web Design: 20 Hottest Trends To Watch Out For In 2014
by Jake Rocheleau: “In this article I want to share 20 growing trends I hope to see blossom over the course of 2014. Many have already been set in motion while others are just beginning to dawn. New trends are fun to check out and see how long they stick around. When browsing websites in 2014 keep your eyes peeled for any of these UI/UX trends in action.”

7). 10 Web design trends you can expect to see in 2014
by Amber Leigh Turner: “So while 2014 is knocking on the door, let’s look ahead and see what kind of new(ish) Web design trends we can look for and be inspired by come the new year.”

8). 18 pivotal web design trends for 2014
by Chris Lake: “This collection is largely based on observation, vaguely educated guesswork, waving a finger in the air, and a bunch of other posts I’ve compiled in recent months. As such, some of these predictions may be more accurate than others!”

9). Ready for 2014? Check Out The Latest Web Design Trends
by Aditya Kanodia: “Now that we have entered in the year of 2014, it is essential to adapt more hotter and cheerful web design trends. Therefore, we bring you a list of the latest web design trends, which are most likely to be seen in 2014. Make sure to check out all of these web design trends.”

10). 10 Web Design Trends We Will See In 2014
by Peter Stasiak: “Most of elements in our list are things seen in last year already, but we find it these will play main role in following year. So what is going to be web design trends 2014, though?”

11). Expected web design trends for 2014
by Jakub Kośla: “Everyone wants to remain competitive and relevant to their target audience… Like fashion and technology, the styles of websites and blogs you see would also evolve and change. Below you will find a list of expected web design trends in approaching 2014.”

12). A Look Back at the Popular Web Design Trends from 2013
by Jake Rocheleau: “In this article I want to reflect back over 2013 at some of the more popular web design trends. Some have been going on for years, but I noticed a peak this year with more designers accepting and even improving upon these techniques.”

13). 2014 Predictions for Web Design
by Collis Ta’eed: “…I decided to spend some time thinking about the future for web and online design, and to take a stab at what next year and beyond might hold. If all goes well, this article will look awesome in a year. And if it doesn’t, well it sure is fun to speculate!”

14). Trends and Predictions: How the Future Looks Like for Web Design in 2014
by Adam Prattler: “I’m constantly on the look-out for what’s hot and what’s not in the web design world. While some may think that trends are just passing fads, I beg to differ – trends are what makes ideas grow to fruition, and what better way jump early on the first bandwagon than to predict these trends yourself?”

15). Web design trends of 2014 presented by Cubicle Ninjas
by Catalin Zorzini: “If you’re looking for inspiration to make your next web redesign a success, or you’re starting from scratch, make this the ‘go-to’ guide to beautiful web design in 2014.”

16). Web design trends for 2014 [Infographic]
by taylordavies8788: “What do we predict will be the web design trends in 2014? Here is an infographic with our predictions.”

17). The Top UX Trends of 2013
by UX Magazine Staff

18). Best Web Designing Frameworks for 2014
by Syed Fazle Rahman: “In this article, we will list some of the best CSS frameworks that will help web designers and developers to explore their potential to build responsive and beautiful web applications in 2014.”

What to Avoid in Web Design 2014

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1). Web Design Trends That Will Disappear in 2014
by Maryam Taheri: “Here are a number of styles that are dying out fast. Some are bad design, but many of the following have merely fallen in favor because they shined a little too brightly in 2013.”

2). 10 Web Design Trends to Leave Behind in 2014
by admin

3). 12 Web Design Trends That Are “Sooo 2000″
by Meg Hoppe: “Here are the top 12 features NOT to include on your site (or remove if you’ve still got ‘em).”

4). Goodbye to 8 Design Elements Whose Time has Come
by John McKinney: “Last year I welcomed the rattling death knell of several of my least favorite design elements and facets of technology. Some of them have died already, some are dying, and a couple have been recently diagnosed as ‘terminal.’ Looking forward, I think their diminishing presence will make 2014 a better year for experience design.”

5). >>> Terrible Web Design Trends
by Rick Debus: “I’ll discuss some of the worst web design trends we have seen throughout the Internet’s history, many of which are – thankfully – not that common anymore.”

Will PSD to HTML Die?

PSD to HTML future

1). PSD to HTML is Dead
by Nick Pettit: “PSD to HTML tutorials are all over the web. In fact, many people have asked me why there’s not a PSD to HTML tutorial on Treehouse. In addition to the tutorials, there are lots of companies that will accept a PSD and convert it to a webpage for roughly $100 USD. Google returns more than 48 million results for a ‘psd to html’ search. It’s popular, but not the best way to make websites. If it’s so popular, then how can I say that it’s dead? Well… Let’s dig in.”

2). Be a Smart HTML/CSS Coder, or Die Out
by Sean Brown: “Recently WebdesignerDepot has published an interesting post by Kendra Gaines. In her article Kendra asked: ‘Are coders an endangered species? …Sure, high-end development is necessary. Someone has to build the drag and drop tools for a start. But what about your average front-end developer, coding HTML and CSS; could they be on the brink of extinction?’ Below I’d like to share some thoughts that came to mind after reading Kendra’s article.”

Sergiy Lavryk

About the Author
is the CEO of HTMLcut, a markup coding company. He is an experienced web and software developer with over 12+ years of practical apps creation.

Comments (3)

  1. I’m the marketing coordinator at Cubicle Ninjas! Thanks for including the Web Design Trends for 2014 article from Inspired M :)

    Shannon Callarman

    • You are welcome :) And thank you for an excellent article!

  2. I’m working on a new project, and “What to Avoid in Web Design 2014″ has helped me very much, the client was really impressed. Thanks for your list!


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