The Flat Design 2.0
The flat design is a clean, simple, and minimalist type of design which provides faster user experience but it’s no doubt that more and more problems arose with this trend. Thus came the Flat 2.0! It’s not new to designers but it isn’t going anywhere either. The trend is still flat but some added depth and other elements like shadow, highlights and layers make it a little bit more realistic than before. It’s the versatility and flexibility that make it easy to mix with other artworks, photographs, typography and motion.
Most of the time, our attention is drawn to colorful and artistic visuals. It’s the thing that makes us click and stay for a moment, it makes our head turn even for a second. It’s the secret to luring your target visitors into your social media page. But how about the message that you want to give? Sometimes users only look at the visuals but does not really read the caption or the message. The best way to make them read a statement is by doing typography. Typography has been a trend for quite sometime, probably because it’s like doing visuals with letters. You get to make your audience turn their heads, catch their attention and read your message. In some cases, the typography is so beautiful and catchy that visitors tend to share it.
More and more users are drawn to posts with motions in them. It brings photos and illustrations to life and it also gives an interactive experience for the user that can make your page fun. But be careful because putting too much animation in your posts doesn't only affect the loading time but it can also be too annoying to the users. You still need to keep in mind that user experience is also important in social media management.
Try Making Cinemagraphs
Have you ever tried incorporating a moving and unmoving images? If yes, then you might just did the next big thing! Cinemagraphs are a great way to wow your visitors, the idea is to insert the moving image into a part or a whole of a still image. It’s like a GIF only with an unmoving element. It’s a mixture of motion and stillness. Definitely a great way to catch those thumbs up!
Geometric Shape Trend Continues
Using geometric whether it’s Isometric or Polygon, one thing’s for sure geometric shapes makes an impact and delivers strong packaging. It’s more flexible than it looks as it actually can be mixed with other elements such as motion as well as typography. Creativity for this trend continues to grow and develop. Many companies and designers used geometric shapes as part of their logo and their website with it’s unique patterns and design, it’s possible that you may see this trend in almost everywhere.
Social Media users will like and share anything that captures their interest and these trends are sure eye-catchers. Following trends doesn’t mean you can stand out because everybody’s doing them. Have your own unique way of shaking things up while staying updated and fresh. Who knows, you might be the next one who breaks the trend and invent a new one!