In the late 2020 and early 2021, the first tinges of glassmorphism came into play with neomorphism and in the coming year, we can witness the evolution of a more complete glass effect. Glassmorphism has four distinct features-
- Floating objects in spaces in multi-layers
- Highlighting blurred transparency with vivid colors
- Subtle borders on translucent objects.
The idea is to have design elements that resemble glass. The elements have transparency, frostiness, or luster using a background blur. Other than that, the use of gradients to form an appealing background is something you can expect to trend in 2022.
4. Page speed optimization
In this fast-paced world if you don’t strike the hammer when the iron is hot then you probably won’t get another chance to do so. This is exactly with web designs. There are a plethora of options for the customer to choose from and surf through. If your design is too bulky and takes more time to process than the visitor’s attention span then you have lost the rat race before it has begun, because if your visitor doesn’t wait for the page to load then all the design components are redundant.
Thus, creating an appealing design with the least processing time is the key to success. In fact, Google’s 2021 SEO optimization algorithm update takes speed into account. This reflects the user expectations, as per the latest stats, 53% of users abandon a page if it takes more than 3 seconds to load. Subtle techniques such as optimizing image file size to reduce loading time, using image alt tags to optimize SEO, designing content that is easily accessible to search engine spiders, etc. So not only in 2022 but for the years to come, page speed optimization is going to top the design trends chart till it becomes an indispensable part of the process.
The new year has started and there’s already a lot of hype around web design trends for 2022. As always, these trends are driven by the desire to create a fun and memorable experience for the user. For web designers, the goal will and has always been the creation of something eye-catching and memorable.