Massive background images will serve as the backdrop for many of your favorite websites in 2015, along with subtle parallax effects (made popular by an iPhone software update) and rich topography. This technique has already been used by Google Nexus and Apple, who are definitely tastemakers in the field.
With a continued shift to the mobile platform, a web developer must understand how to make content fit on different types and sizes of screens. Card-based design is a proven way to make content look good on a laptop screen, as well as on a smartphone and a tablet.
Because many companies will be adopting a digital first branding strategy, logos will need to be more responsive to fit mobile platforms. This will result in scaled logo sizes, so expect to see some fluctuating in your favorite brand’s sizing as they figure out what works best.Responsive Design
This may seem like a no-brainer based upon the changes above, but responsive design’s impact goes deeper than you may think. Many of the top designers in the world believe that the website design industry will move toward a structure that is fully customized for different devices, so a simpler layout that fits on all platforms is necessary for any site.
In 2015, websites will be designed to maintain the privacy of its user base. Expect to see changes from its policy and terms of service to the way that these crucial legalities are presented to an audience.
Adaptive design takes responsive design one step further. Adaptive design gives the user the ability to create an on-demand look for a web design by uploading preferences to a web designer’s layout and receiving those preferences back in real time. Essentially, adaptive design helps take out the middleman when it comes to updating a website.