By now you’ve almost certainly heard the term “responsive web design.”. This phrase describes creating a website that properly adapts and functions on all kinds of devices — from desktops and laptops to mobile devices and tablets. As technology evolves, so too must best practices.
Below are three of the biggest responsive design trends developing in 2018:
1. Grid Innovations
“Gridding” has traditionally been a part of website design, particularly the use of the rule of thirds and 12-unit grids. Gridding the information on your website is important for helping visitors easily locate the information they need (and you want them) to find.
For 2018, consider innovating your grid layouts to differentiate your website from the plethora of websites on the internet. Play around with uncommon combinations.
2. Smart Typography
Typeface is oven overlooked when it comes to website design, especially when you consider that you can use responsive typefaces that alter depending on whether your website is viewed on a desktop or a mobile version. Compare fonts carefully because certain fonts will virtually jump off the page on a large screen (because they’re designed to appear large) but become less effective when your screen size reduces.
3. Vibrant Colors
In the past, mobile screens couldn’t handle the vibrancy of colors being used on many web pages. However, screens have evolved and colors that were once unavailable are now fair game. This means you can use vibrant colors to set yourself apart from websites that may keep their look basic in design.