Accordingto Chris Lake, to replace the trend of “dribblingly” design comes standardization. All sites in 2016 will increasingly resemble each other. Modern design teams have already moved to a new principle of work is first developed UI components, and then based on them page of the website or service. In 2016, this will shift most of the teams around the world. According to Lake, CSS, HTML5, and jQuery allows us to create a full animation effects — no worse than Flash.
While not all designers have learned to use animation in interfaces — so that it does not interfere with the user experience. However, in 2016, will have more good examples to use animation effects. Saturated colors and neon palette will become a trend 2016. Example — the Bloomberg website.
Another example is the redesign of the logo Medium, represented by a team of service in 2015. The designers used the bright green palette. Another example is Spotify. Facebook engineers use a blur effect and scaling when uploading images page. Thus the user can see the picture before it is fully downloaded to the computer.
According to the developers Facebook, this speeds up the page load time by 30%. Facebook uses another method when loading the website — showing the structure of the page even before the content. While the page is loaded, visitors are introduced to the design of the resource, instead of looking at a white screen or some indicator to AJAX. This technique will become more prevalent in 2016.
Scrolljacking — reception, when the content changes as you move the mouse to scroll. For example, such a mechanic is used on the Apple website: However, according to many designers, this technique is not always convenient for users, because the content does not change synchronously with the movement of the mouse scroll. Because of this interface usage can cause discomfort. Lake also notes that in 2016 will be more and more pages with lots of effects and animations — these sites users will find it harder to interact with the interface.
Despite the dissatisfaction of designers and specialists in UX, pop-up Windows again filled out the online subscription form for email newsletter, offers, subscribe to social network, discounts, and more. In 2016, according to Lake, the situation will not improve — marketers still often use this technique for their own purposes. In 2016, the designers will begin to abandon the use of icons “hamburger”, behind which is hidden the menu items in favor of “visible” elements. For example, Youtube has moved from the “hamburger” on the menu bar with the “tabs”. In 2010, the average size of one page is 702 KB, and in 2015 — 2219 KB.
The increase is more than three times. And it seems that no one thinks about the limit of this growth. For example, the main page of The Daily Mail weighs in at 8.8 MB. This, says lake, is bad for mobile users — mobile data speed is not always possible to view such “heavy” sites.