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Web Design Trends of 2021

Amy Arnold

As a web designer, I’m always looking for something intriguing and modern to inspire me. While collecting inspiration for my designs, like, I’ve noticed a few trends this year that really stick out not only to me as a designer but as a consumer.


  Motion Design

motion design GIF

Motion design has caught its stride over the last few years. Most award-winning websites incorporate some aspect of motion. Motion is a powerful web design tool that, if executed correctly, will intrigue and engage the user and leave a lasting impression. There are many remarkable examples which portray the limitless possibilities of motion design to a website.


  Large Type

Playing with the scale of typography can leave a lasting impression on the user. Typography plays a vital role in setting the tone and message of a website.

Large Type


  Offset and Overlap

Offset & Overlap

This web design trend is everywhere, and it’s not hard to see why. Designers are always trying to push the limit of the grid. Responsive web design has advanced dramatically over the past several years. With improvements in media queries and CSS advancements like flexbox, these advancements have given designers more grid capabilities.


  Engaging Scrolling

Mobile phones have re-birthed scrolling. Now, we’re used to endless scrolling, and we scroll instinctively. What was once taboo in website design has made a complete resurrection as one of the most popular techniques. Scrolling is reinventing itself as a core interaction design element, and It’s a great way to tell a story. It’s time to embrace the scroll and use it to our advantage.

Engaging Scrolling




Real photography looks excellent but, in some situations, they might not fit the brand. A more effective solution may be illustrations. They can turn an average website into something unique. Digital illustration has blown up in the past few years and does not seem to be stopping anytime soon.