Third Mind | 2015 Trends and Predictions for Web Design
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2015 Trends and Predictions for Web Design

Web-Design-Trends-2015

I found this interesting article on web design predictions for 2015 and wanted to share, enjoy!
source: http://inside.envato.com/2015-predictions-for-web-design/

 Highlights 

  • Machine Learning “AI” Driven Design
    Suite of machine learning and algorithmic systems that generate designs that flex around, and are based on, the content you input. Ex. The Grid
  • The Rise of UI Animation
    A rapid proliferation of UI animation, as well as a sharp increase in the tools for creating it.
    Ex. https://greensock.com/
  • Increasing Use of Card Design
    Just as the web page was the Internet’s de facto unit of content, so the ‘card’ appears to be the mobile, device and social era’s. In 2015 we’ll see more and more application of card design, in an increasing variety of places. Cards are being used  to vastly improve marketing email.
    Ex. Google’s new Visual Promotions tab, Mailchimp’s Social cards
  • More Design Languages
    2014 saw the introduction of Google’s Material Design and its wide ranging implementation in websites and apps. In many ways Material Design is to design, what Bootstrap is to quick application and web development.

The Future of Word Press

This was a separate article but I found it informative especially considering that Third Mind works with this platform a lot.
source: http://inside.envato.com/the-future-of-wordpress/

Highlights. Word Press will…

  • Continue to maintain strong backwards compatibility.
  • Improve iteratively and avoid sweeping changes.
  • Continue to trial major new features as plugins.
  • Feature JavaScript enhancements to the admin.
  • Get better at front-end editing and content design.
  • Become easier for beginners to use.
  • Move away from the perception that it is just a blogging platform.
  • Make further inroads into the enterprise market.
  • Offer more possibilities as an application framework.
  • Provide the platform for a growing number of startups and services.
  • Continue to excel as a blogging platform.