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Stay on top of the latest design trends, see what’s popular, and learn how to create design work that feels modern, current, and up-to-date.

Brutalism: A New Trend in Web Design

Graphics / 23 May 2022

Brutalism: A New Trend in Web Design

Some designs aren’t polished and clean. They are rough, jarring and ragged. Yet they still work and communicate effectively. This class of websites makes up the raw trend called brutalism.

While it is somewhat new to web concepts, it’s been around for decades as a popular technique for posters and art in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Today’s brutalism is starkly different from what you are used to seeing … and that’s why it’s likely to catch your attention. Let’s take a look at what it is (and I’ll share why I’m already over it!)

Design Trend: Animated Hero Elements

Trends / 16 May 2022

Design Trend: Animated Hero Elements

Motion is everywhere in website design. From full-on video to more subtle animations, these elements are a valuable tool in generating user interest and engagement. It can help you follow a trend, capture attention, or offer a more branded experience for your site.

Animated hero elements are an almost obvious trend, but there’s a lot of variance in how it’s done and what degree of success it may have.

Here, we’ll look at this website design trend, examples, and how to make it work for you.

Design Trend: Large Typography Scales

Trends / 12 May 2022

Design Trend: Large Typography Scales

Words on the web just keep getting bigger and bigger. And that might be a good thing.

One of the biggest trends in website design right now is large typography scales. We’re not just talking bigger text in the hero image anymore. We are seeing larger type options for every part of the website design.

The result? Maybe a more readable web experience, and one that works in a better way, more often, for more people.

Here’s a look at the trend, with several examples to help you see large type in action!

Design Trend: Intricate Illustrations

Trends / 5 May 2022

Design Trend: Intricate Illustrations

Websites with an “artistic touch”. They’re popping up more and more often. The intricate illustration design trend is taking the web by storm with detailed hand-drawn and computer-drawn images with so much detail that you can get lost in them.

These designs can be beautiful, engaging, and time-consuming to create. But they go a long way towards giving you brand more character, and setting your project apart in a sea of minimal design!

Here’s a look at this design trend.

Design Trend: Scrolling Text Elements

Trends / 3 May 2022

Design Trend: Scrolling Text Elements

Almost everywhere you go online, there seems to be some sort of animated effect or element. Here’s one more trend in website design and animation: scrolling text elements.

You’ll know this trend the minute you see it because text elements will move on the screen. Sometimes this effect can help aid readability and understanding, whereas other times it is merely a design element. Either way, it’s an eye-catching effect that can help add a unique element to your design.

Let’s dive into this trend, its characteristics, and some examples.

10+ Presentation Design Trends for 2022: Create PowerPoint PPTs With Impact

PowerPoint Templates / 31 Mar 2022

10+ Presentation Design Trends for 2022: Create PowerPoint PPTs With Impact

Looking to knock your next presentation out of the park? Start with one of these design trends for 2022 that will help you create a PowerPoint presentation with a lot of impact.

Here are some trending examples of current trends and techniques for delivering a modern presentation. From big, bold colour, to photo stories and big backgrounds. There’s no excuse for picking a standard design and delivering a stale, tired presentation any more. Your audience expects more!

The best thing? If you like any of the examples here, you can download each one from Envato Elements!

What Are NFTs? a 101 Introduction

Trends / 8 Feb 2022

What Are NFTs? a 101 Introduction

If you haven’t looked into the world of NFTs, now is the time to start getting familiar. Big brands – from the NFL to Macy’s – have jumped into digital ledger trading and collection.

NFT might be one of the biggest buzzwords of 2022, and comes with plenty of implications, and opportunities, for designers.

Here’s a look at everything you need to know to get started with NFTs.

Design Trend: Happy, Optimistic Designs

Trends / 5 Jan 2022

Design Trend: Happy, Optimistic Designs

The last few years have been rough for almost everyone. No matter where you live or what you do, most everyone in the world has felt the stress and pressure resulting from a worldwide health pandemic.

To combat these feelings of misery and malignancy, designers are using happy, optimistic design elements to help create more engaging websites. It’s just the emotional boost we all need when browsing, shopping, or simply looking for information.

Here’s a look at helpful design elements to use with this trend in mind with some examples for inspiration.

10+ Tips for a Trendy and User-Friendly One-Page Website

Trends / 9 Dec 2021

10+ Tips for a Trendy and User-Friendly One-Page Website

Sometimes a one-page website is all you need.

From simple landing pages to coming soon design projects, there are plenty of reasons why you need to have a good grasp of how to create a stellar one-page design. While the idea of one page might not seem intimidating, it can be a tough thing to do.

Here are some tips and tricks to help you design a user-friendly one-page website.

The first example features the full one-page design, but you’ll have to click through for the rest!

8+ New & Modern Color Trends 2022

Trends / 23 Nov 2021

8+ New & Modern Color Trends 2022

Color is the main component of every design. Even though it may seem like colors always remain the same, it’s actually something that is ever-changing. And as a result, it makes way for new color trends every year.

If you’re preparing to start a new design project, staying up-to-date on the latest trends is important. It’s the key to making your designs relevant and appealing to the current audiences.

Today we take a look at some breakout color trends that will keep your graphic elements looking fresh. Rather than just talking about different trends, we wanted to go deeper. So we found real-life examples to show how each trend is being used by different industries.

What kind of color trends will be popular this year? Will there be new trends in color schemes? Or would any old trends make a come-back? Here are our predictions.

15+ Background Design Trends & Styles for 2022

Background Textures / 19 Nov 2021

15+ Background Design Trends & Styles for 2022

One of the most important early design decisions you will make is what kind of background will carry a project. Should it be a single color, colorless, use trendy elements such as geometric shapes, gradients, or wood grain patterns? Or would a solid background design can help make a project shine?

Staying on trend with background design styles is important as well. A trendy background choice shows that a website design is modern and the content is new. A modern visual framework can even signal a user that you are thinking about their needs and making the most of the tools that will make their experience better.

So how do you do it? Here’s a look at background design trends and styles, with a few great options to try.

Icon Design in 2022: The Key Trends

Trends / 16 Nov 2021

Icon Design in 2022: The Key Trends

Icons might be one of the most important – and underrated – examples of design in your portfolio. Here’s a look at icon design with some inspiring examples.

Icon elements are shown almost everywhere, but sometimes get produced as an afterthought. That shouldn’t be the case. Great icon design can be distinctive and add finesse and flair to a project.

Let’s take a look at what’s new, and what’s hot in icon design!