This is all about planning for the future when it comes to web design. The digital domain may be a display for new developments in animation, interactivity, and immersive gameplay every year. This is because of its relationship with technology. And, as we’ll see in the following web design trends, 2022 has a lot to look forward to seeing.
The 1980s and 1990s are making a comeback, typography is becoming more prominent, and live animation is reaching new heights. Meanwhile, visual styles range from mind-blowingly high-tech to eccentrically handmade.
Overall, the year 2022 is gearing up to be a unique and innovative chapter in the digital history books. However, as we begin this new glorious year, let’s have a look at the nine unique web design ideas that will emerge in 2022.
Let’s look at a few web design trends for the year 2022
- Memphis style
- Image of a typographic hero
- Retro revolution
- Visible bounds
- Interactives that are fun to use
- Type that moves
- Scrolling experiences with a twist
- Graphics created by hand
1. Memphis style
Memphis design was a defining trend of the 1980s and is often regarded as a garish style. It combines a plethora of wild shapes and patterns. The minimalists and art critics rejected Memphis design ostensibly sophisticated tastes in its day. This made the design more colorful, approachable, and experimental than it had been.
This mentality is particularly pertinent now, when minimalist techniques have resulted in an ocean of platforms that are excessively similar (while intuitive). It’s no surprise that many web designers are looking to Memphis design for a burst of vibrant character that no user will probably forget.
2. Image of a typographic hero
The hero graphic, as the very first section of a site that users see, must speak volumes. With typography-led hero graphics, the web designers of 2022 are taking that principle to heart.
Basically, the artwork in these hero parts is reduced or removed entirely. This allows the words to support the burden of the first impact. These hero portions are bold in their simplicity rather than appearing naked. They draw attention in the same way that a compelling news story does. They also provide a fantastic display for some stylish, innovative lettering styles along the route.
3. Retro revolution
As the birth of the Web fades from history, today’s up-coming designers are drawing inspiration from the early days of the Wild West. Bright backdrop colours, apparent robotic typefaces and table layouts like Courier defined the so-called Web 1.0 of the 1990s.
Despite the fact that all of this was done with catastrophic and frequently funny effects, the web developers of 2022 are recreating the tradition with the extra benefit of over 30 years of combined design skills.
Whereas the web in the 1990s was a display of pointless tricks, visuals, and colors, it was also a time when the rules were still being written—and “web designer” was not really a career. Designers who have followed since have seen those beginnings as a hub for unrestrained creativity, despite being constrained by industry rules.
4. Visible bounds
Web design wants to provide the impression that the information is carefully structured by an unseen hand, drifting open ended in the virtual realm. The truth is that sites are created on a precise layout and are kept together through code. Web designers want to go somewhat more realistic in 2022, with layouts that disclose their base through basic borders and frames.
A noticeable grid does have the obvious advantage of separating one part from the next. This helps the user to skim the page while also allowing for extra content without making it feel crowded. These basic boundaries also give sites a subtle, retro feel that goes nicely with other 90s-inspired styles that are resurfacing.
5. Interactives that are fun to use
We’ve watched businesses take animation demonstrations to new technological levels over the decades. While this has primarily been used in protagonist parts and site changes in the past, we anticipate many designers to use large-scale animated experiences in 2022.
Such engagements go further than browsing, which can be somewhat passive, to promote more active engagements with the site, such as selecting, sliding, and dragging.
The essence to the trend is to create a sense of mystery, such as on LEQB’s site with the little black cube that trails your mouse or on Chiara Luzzana’s site with the noticeably missing navigation, and then entice the user to understand how the page works through a special sort of interaction. This results in unique stories that make visitors feel more like detectives, pushing and prodding the page for clues.
Neo-brutalism is derived from the traditional origins of Brutalism. It is a building trend that stressed raw, bare minerals such as concrete in the 1950s and 1970s.
Since the technological emergence and spread in 2014, brutalism has increasingly been acquiring importance and popularity in web design, as chronicled on the website brutalistwebsites.com. Plain backgrounds, barebones unstyled html, asymmetrical layouts, default computer typefaces, and unprocessed pictures is what characterizes digital brutalism. The Brutalist type is designed to be austere. It is frequently has a startling effect, thanks to an inner honesty fostered by its inherent rawness.
However, we predict that by 2022, the approach will have evolved towards a more muted and less violent version—importantly and typically, Neo-brutalism. This blends the grittiness of brutalism with the controlled preferences of simplicity, resulting in websites that are suitable for less avant-garde consumers and avoid the flaws that contributed to the demise of architectural brutalism.
7. Type that moves
Typography, as architects have long recognized, can do more than convey data; it can also affect the reader. In the year 2022, site designers will take this concept a step further by using literal moving types.
We know that animation isn’t really fresh to website design. But it is typically reserved for graphical images, user interface components, and page transitions. As a result, even when the motions are simple—as ring rotations and side-scrolling “news tickers” are—moving text can feel new and unexpected. This helps the text to take center stage instead of being overshadowed by cheesy animated antics.
8. Scrolling experiences with a twist
Scrolling provides a continuous chance for dynamic and multifaceted feedback. It is because most conventional sort of engagement a user has with a page. The visitors will be taken on imaginative adventures through scrolling experiences in 2022. And this adventure will be stronger and bigger than before.
The scrolling animations aren’t exactly new. Plus the formula to capitalize on this trend is to take visitors with a unique experience. Psychedelic images, parallax effects, and breakthroughs into the third dimension are transforming pages into living worlds. As these animations become more intricate and trippier. Most of the designers are integrating a strong foreground element for the visitor to focus on, such as Stone & Style’s black crystal. While an engaging animation tempts visitors to scroll to the end of the screen, the foreground indicator prevents them from taking a wrong turn along the way.
9. Graphics created by hand
Technology has created the way for some remarkable efforts in web design, like we’ve seen in 2022’s themes thus far. However, relying on online technologies can make it all too easy to lose sight of the feeling of personality that comes with imperfect, handcrafted art. As a result, we anticipate a rise in DIY graphics in 2022, resulting in more relatable interfaces. One can use scribbles, sketches, sloppy cuts, and analogue textures like crayons and paint. The result is a personal touch that bridges the distance between online and offline. It grounds these all-too-often indistinguishable devices in the real world.