Top 10 Graphic Design Trends of 2017

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Design trends are influenced by media, technology, the fashion industry and, lately usability. A trend emerges slowly, gradually, making its way into all design branches, and then disappears in exactly the same way. Basically a design trend’s life is no longer than one or two years. Design in 2017 will continue the trends that materialized in 2016 while adding some new influences, but the feeling is well known and familiar and you may have seen it in the past  couple of years. The main influencer remains Google’s Material Design, that suffers a few changes.

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Semi Flat Design

In the past few years flat design ruled the web design market but now, influenced by Material Design, it is becoming more dimensional. This transition begins with some light shadows, making it a semi flat design. The evolution of flat design from a minimalist style suits the new developing technologies. Flat design is still in, but it has undergone some improvements.

The smooth shading adds a depth and complexity without destroying the flat design feeling. This is a new feature added to the flat trend and will continue to evolve in 2017.
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Project: Listener’s Playlist
Author: Anzi .

02.
Cinemagraphs

Cinemagraphs aren’t the regular gifs we see all around the web. Cinemagraphs are still images with minor elements moving in them. This technique makes a simple photo more realistic by bringing it to life.

03.
More 3D

3D is definitely heading  our way and we are going to see its influence in all design fields. With the VR/AR revolution rapidly building momentum, this domain is evolving pretty fast.
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Project: LUV.IT
Author:  AARON MARTINEZ
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Author: TAVO

04.
Animations

Animations are more and more present in web design and they can be gifs, SVG, WebGL CSS or videos.
Animations were definitely one of the biggest things in the last year’s  web design trends, so don’t hesitate to use them.
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Author: Minh Pham
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05.
Landing Pages

In 2017 we will see a rise in  landing pages due to their potential for marketing purposes and their ability to better target visitors.

06.
Geometric Shapes, Patterns, Lines and Circles

This trend started in 2016 and will definitely continue in 2017. You can personalize a website simply by adding some modern shapes, either flat or with a soft shadow.

07.
Courageous Colors

Use bold colors to make a statement. Material design and flat design go perfectly with bold colors. You can use the color palette provided by Google to choose and pair the colors you want.
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Project: b2mach

08.
Innovative Scrolling and Parallax

This visual idea is great to add a unique element to any website. From a multi layered parallax to a video parallax, anything is possible.
Meet D.ex Multilayer Parallax. This product is developed by entirely by Milothemes under the lead of Loredana Papp and Mihai Baldean. It’s available for purchase on Envato Market / codecanyon.net.
Is a WordPress Plugin that allows you to create beautiful Parallax sections with more that one layer. Be creative and combine layers in any style you want. We create 12 different examples into guide your first steps to a beautiful multi-layer world. Play with layers.
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Project: F — mdls
Author: Adencys

09.
Color Transitions

Color transitions are one of the biggest trends right now.  Beginning in 2016 and growing quickly  after, big names like Instagram decided to change their logos and images from a flat color to a multi-colored transitions. From logos to buttons or picture overlays, this trend is everywhere.

10.
Mobile Browsing (Responsive Design)

2015 and 2016 brought a considerable increase in mobile browsing. Tablets and smartphones are now the first choice when it comes to browsing websites surpassing desktops, laptops and tablets – and this trend will continue. Any websites not focused on responsive web design need to upgrade asap!
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