Careers in web design and their future
Web design and development is a constantly evolving industry. The growth and development of technologies always bring noticeable alterations to the trends and job description. So what is the future of web design industry? How will a web designer implement his work living a decade from now?
In this article we will try to look into the concept of web design and predict the future of a web designer a few years down the road.
Trends happen for a reason. Everything that exists in the present Internet world has started like a trend and grown into something bigger within some time-frame. Well-known social media networks such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter initially started off as a fun trend and it’s only after some time when they’ve gained enormous popularity and masses of followers all over the world. A few years ago social media networks didn’t have such powerful impact on people as they do now.
The bottom line is, it’s important to be aware of all the trends and if something new becomes popular, take it into account. Always ask yourself why a certain feature got so popular and trendy. There has to be a significant reason for its emergence in the design industry. Definitely, a certain novelty works for somebody. Be observant to the details and analyze the root causes. There’s always a possibility that one of the recent trends can become a basis for a new efficient technology.
So, shall we try to predict which design trends are going to stay for another several years with us? It’s quite understandable that only the most practical and useful trends are going to stick when some grow into echoes of the past.
Font replacement. This technology has just started to grow and yet even now it’s obvious, it’s only going to take off from here. As a matter of fact, it’s even surprising that this technology has started to evolve only in the last few years. It’s so much more efficient to replace web fonts with custom fonts when it comes to creating a branding style and a unique characteristic of the site. In the future web browsers will only evolve and expand their capabilities, giving more options to the web designers.
Personalization. With the growth of web industry, personalization has become an essential element of web design. In the future, this tendency is only going to become stronger. Web designers will have to spend more time thinking over the color schemes, imagery, layout and other designing elements to provide their projects with unique features and distinctive branding style.
A look of printed designs. There is a new tendency in the web industry that brings printed designs to life. In future, various textures will still be widely used with multiple backgrounds, 3D elements and paper-like objects.