Joomla is a popular open source content management system that allows you to build sites easily. The extensibility and ease-of-use are two major features that make Joomla a popular and preferred choice for website owners. The best part is you do not need to be familiar with any programming language to work on Joomla. It is a complete package with various useful features.
Since Joomla is used worldwide and has many contributors and volunteers associated with it, you may often see new Joomla website design trends emerging every now and then. These design trends are introduced by Joomla contributors and volunteers to keep every website up-to-date for its users.
With summer coming to an end, it’s almost time for a new year to come. 2016 is indeed approaching with new expectations and hopes in reference to Joomla design trends.
Let's discuss some of the most popular trends for 2016.
1. Typography Outbreak
It's time to finally bid adieu to old fonts such as Calibri, Sans Serif, Times New Roman and Arial. 2016 is all about different and interactive typographic use. A wide range of new and high quality fonts are introduced by the contributors and volunteers of Joomla. These fonts are available at affordable rates which allow small businesses to catch up to the latest trends. Fonts play an important role in gaining the attention of the web users. Designers are favoring bigger and bolder fonts, since these types of fonts tend to catch visitor’s eye more.
The sample is from Hot Rain - Template With Video Background
Today, where the mobile devices and desktops are becoming alike, web users want to fetch the information anytime and anywhere. Providing answer to users’ questions and meeting their every requirement is the key to keep users interested in your products and services. HTML5 is a new iteration HTML which is designed to meet all the modern needs and requirements of today's user. HTML5 is expected to be the core technology for structuring and presenting information on the internet. HTML5 is designed to deal with offering information about content and semantic markup.
3. Responsive Layout
As we have just discussed that the border between mobile devices and desktop is quickly fading away, the importance of having a responsive layout becomes almost mandatory for every website. According to a recent survey, around 62% of customers will not recommend a brand that does not have mobile friendly website. Today every American spends more than an average of 3 hours on their mobile devices to access internet. Therefore, though the concept of responsiveness is not new, there are still many websites which do not have device friendly versions. Responsive layout has become one trend which cannot be overlooked.
The sample is from Luxury Joomla template.
4. Interactive Scrolling - Parallax Design
Parallax design was first used in video games to show depth by moving the background at a slower rate than the foreground. In website world, parallax scrolling effect is used to create 3D effect with the help of layers. It is indeed a great way of engaging the user through layers of images and 3D effect. Nearly every established website is switching their design to parallax to reduce their website’s bounce rate.
The sample is from Golf Joomla template.
5. Flat Design
Flat Design is a trend that has been around since the inception of internet. Simplicity and minimalism are the two main aspects of flat design. Flat design, as the name suggests, features simple design with no element decorated with 3D effect or latest features. New design trends come and go, but flat design has always been here. The popularity of this design trend proves that it’s not going away anytime soon regardless of the introduction of new website design trends.
The sample is from Flat Joomla template.
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