Website Designing and Web Development Trends

What are latest web design and web development trends in 2016?

I think MVC models is growing. I think that model is a future model.

I can’t say much about Web Design… the latest I’ve heard on that is something called ‘Flat Design’ but this isn’t something new if you do a lot of Bootstram themes.

As for the web development, I think we’re going to see the beginning of single coding source to support multiple platform web/ios/android. The technology has been around but I think 2017 is the year that people start noticing it. There are many like Xamarin and Ionic 2. As for me, I’m just waiting for Ionic 2 final release w/ good learning resource.

As for MVC models, that’s been that way for very long time. I wouldn’t say that’s the future model…more like current model to build SPA.

Hopefully a start to the end of bloated page weight!

There’s an Open Source AmpProject for large content pages.

Indeed there is ,but that’s really a solution to a problem that shouldn’t exist in the first place :slight_smile:

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Following is a list of suggestion that a website developer should focus to stay in competition.

Fixed Header Bar
Responsive Website
Single Page Website
Focus on Typography

The proliferation of UI patterns: Responsive design of any website generally leads to similarities with other websites, It leads to side effects for the website and affect the design of the website. As we all know people are using Word Press for the creation of the website and this is creating similarities for two different websites. Responsive design for the website is not completely irrelevant, but if we would look on the basis of UI patterns at that point it will create some side effects for the website.

Here are few patterns given for web design trends in 2016

The hamburger menu: Some users don’t link this type of menu, but it is used through the world -wide easily recognizable by users.

1. Split screen: This layout is one of the general trend, In this screen is divided in half with different two images.

2. single image: This is one of the best layout, neat and clean image without any distractions.

3. Blocks Grid: If you own an e-commerce website, then surely it will be appropriate for you in terms of the size of the blocks where you can properly present your products by adjusting the size of the product.

4. No header/ footer: This site is very effective with menu and tabs. It looks fantastic gives clear visual effect to users only focusing things are important.

5. Animated Story: This layout is awesome with various cool features. It captures attention instantly. When you scroll further down the page, it tells the story about the company.

6. Long scroll: It is one of the most popular design, In this layout you have to do nothing without clicking anywhere, it will tell a story to the visitor and have a very engaging functionality.

According to Google, website design should be unique and easy to understand for visitors. Google gives priority to unique templates and designs.
Use block level website development and theme according to website’s nature. Keep website fresh, responsive, mobile friendly, seo friendly & dynamic.

Not that I’m always up to date with all things Google, but I would like a link to the Google source reference regarding this.


Google doesn’t even look at designs - it looks at content.

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I would say that responsive design is still a normal practice, regardless of whether one supports that or not. MVC is, as well.

Trendy, I’d say that frontend frameworks and libraries are still spinning off, Angular 2 and React/React Native probably being the most common that I’ve seen?

For more complex apps, security is an ever increasing concern. Authentication and security in ways that users find convenient balanced with fighting intrusion and data theft is a hard deal that a lot of people are getting into.

As far as designs, I’d say that Bootstrap-y responsive design is a pretty big one now.

There are lots of little tips that people could put under their belt nowadays, dealing with various mobile sizes and functionality, Retina displays, browser compatibility, knowledge of how search engines work currently, newer functionality and semantics in HTML5 and CSS3 and ES6… the list could go on.

I beg to differ, not everyone uses Wordpress. I migrate lots of sites away from Wordpress though, currently got 4 on the go!


Huge Angular 2 fan. I’m currently coding a webapp using Google Firebase as backend. I only need to write ‘frontend’ now… Something tells me that backend coding will be less in the future.

I’ll go with jeffreylees

Website must be responsive.
It must be single page.


Why must a website be a single page?
Millions of sites are multi page.
Please explain this statement fully.

I whole-heartedly agree with web-sites being responsive. The mobile market appears to be rapidly growing and overtaking the shrinking desktop market.

FaceBook seems to be setting a trend in horrendously long pages. Finding specific content is not easy.

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As far the OP’s question about the “latest web design and web development” is concerned it depends on the type of website. It would help if the type of website and expected customers are known.

OP doesn’t seem to have been back since his/her post. Looks like a hit-and-run! :smiley: