For this year 2017, ecommerce websites will transform and be more commonly known as mobile websites. This is the year when web designers might shift their focus and create designs that are mobile friendly as well as create adaptable sites that can cater to desktop and laptop users with larger screens. Material Designed launched by Google may also have a higher influence than before because it was geared towards creating a mobile site.
The industry of web design might not be as paced as the others but it is ever changing. As soon as influential giants such as Amazon, Google and Apple introduced something new, web designers are quick to incorporate the concepts in their creations. Changes can also be brought about by changes in the user patterns because it is the desire of web designers to find answers to the never ending demand by consumers.
- Mobile web designs will have a greater role. The number of sites currently employing the hidden menu style or more commonly known as hamburger menu will increase. The full width of the screen will be utilized as never done before. Mobile designed websites will also incorporate bigger buttons and icons as well as larger images.
- The popularity of Material Design by Google will continue to be evident. The goal of Material Design is to employ intuitive method wherein one can layout a mobile application or build an ecommerce website.
- Longer pages will be created as opposed to opening a new page. This prompts designer to use the lazy loading technique where the displayed objects are the only ones needed to load. This is useful for ecommerce sites with hundreds of products in each category.
- One of the most subtle changes would be changing the position of the hamburger menus. We have been accustomed to seeing the menu on the top right portion of the page but updated websites such as the ecommerce site of bathrooms and more store have positioned the hamburger menu on the top left instead. This is because of the tendency of the users to look at the left side first when visiting a certain page.