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2016 Web Design Trends: Showcase of 45 Websites

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The world of web design is constantly evolving, with new trends coming and going all the time. As people rely on technology more and more, and use websites for shopping online and for advertisement purposes, it’s imperative that they work properly and that they have an attractive interface. The year 2016 promises some really cool web design trends for beautiful, user-friendly, highly responsive websites that aim to optimize user experience across a wide range of devices, from desktop computers, to smartphones and tablets.

Some of these trends include one-page websites, animated backgrounds and parallax effects. One-page websites are becoming extremely popular because they allow you to simply scroll down while all the information is presented in a clear, neat way with minimal or no need for clicking and being redirected to other pages. Another cool trend that’s becoming more and more popular is having an animated background, where a real video or an animation replaces a static background. This adds movement and meaning to a website while sending a lasting, powerful message to the viewer. This technique will also make your website more memorable, and will increase the chance of having visitors return to check out what’s new. Finally, a very popular trend is parallax scrolling, which adds an element of depth by having the background move at a different pace than the foreground as you scroll down a webpage.

As you will see, these websites are highly versatile and can be used for a variety of purposes, like advertising, building a portfolio, or selling a service, which makes them ideal for any type of project. In a world that’s becoming increasingly dependent on technology, it’s absolutely necessary to stand out from the rest, and these websites promise just that – the highest standard of design to facilitate usability by staying up to date with new technologies.

Below you will find 45 websites that perfectly illustrate 2016 web design trends. We found these websites to be fun, sophisticated, and user-friendly, and we think that you’ll find them useful if you’re thinking about building your own website. We would also love to hear what you think! Let us know which design trends you find most useful or unique in the comment section below.

Carbitex

Unique-Web-Design,-Carbitex

Alamak – One Page WP Portfolio Theme

Alamak---One-Page-WP-Portfolio-Theme

Buck Wild Concept

Buck-Wild-Concept

Thread – Multi-Purpose One + Multi Page Theme

Thread---Multi-Purpose-One-+-Multi-Page-Theme

Frú Frú

Frú-Frú

Web Design Agency | Johannesburg | South Africa | Fixate

Web-Design-Agency-Johannesburg-South-Africa-Fixate

Home-agency-lg-rb NS

Home-agency-lg-rb-NS

Ciepła kolorystyka

Ciepła-kolorystyka

Live Life Outside

Live-Life-Outside

Hurricane Portfolio Website Template

Hurricane-Portfolio-Website-Template

Films by Brett Johnson

Films-by-Brett-Johnson

Epopee

Epopee

Novembro

Novembro

Hell’o Baby

Hell'o-Baby

Brewery

Brewery

YCO Yacht

YCO-Yacht

Working Element

Working-Element

ETQ

ETQ

Warzelnia

Warzelnia

Furion – Freelancer Portfolio

Furion---Freelancer-Portfolio

Rafael Kfouri — Graphic Designer

Rafael-Kfouri-—-Graphic-Designer

Helbak Ceramics

Helbak-Ceramics

You+ design by Isaac Appiah

You+-design-by-Isaac-Appiah

Nixon pixels

Nixon-pixels

Rally Interactive

Rally-Interactive

Centurion-Magazine

Centurion-Magazine

Make Me Pulse 2016 Wishes

Make-Me-Pulse-2016-Wishes

Around the World in 12 Dishes

Around-the-World-in-12-Dishes

Epicurrence No. 3 — Park City, UT

Epicurrence-No-3-—-Park-City,-UT

Bonne Marque

Bonne-Marque

Abani – Multi Purpose eCommerce PSD Template on Behance

Abani-–-Multi-Purpose-eCommerce-PSD-Template-on-Behance

E-commerce Website by Catherine Irma Elita

E-commerce-Website-by-Catherine-Irma-Elita

Fredericia Furniture redesign

Fredericia-Furniture-redesign

Sunday Supply

Sunday-Supply

Gitman Bros.

Gitman-Bros.

beetox.ru

beetox-ru

Ford – The Road to College by FordBTS via slideshare

Ford---The-Road-to-College-by-FordBTS-via-slideshare

MARTY CROWN

MARTY-CROWN

Creative Website Designs

Creative-Website-Designs

IAG corporate website

IAG-corporate-website

Pyoneer Blog/Magazine Layout

Pyoneer-Blog-Magazine-Layout

Loves Data Loves

Loves-Data-Loves

Dimanche

Websites-We-Love

Anthony John Group

Anthony-John-Group

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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. Check out Iggy's design tutorials and articles at his Web Design Blog or follow his daily findings on Twitter.

9 Comments

  1. Beautiful set of websites, we were also voted as having one of the best websites of 2015 for our Luxury Entertainment and DJ services in Dubai xx

  2. Markus says:

    Excellent selection of sites! :)

  3. Quiksalt says:

    I was looking for little inspiration for my new one page website. This post indeed helped me.
    Thank You !!

  4. Aditya says:

    Amazing website designs collection. All are very good and interactive. I mostly like the “Buck Wild Concept” design. Thanks for sharing these amazing designs with us.

  5. William Hill says:

    Great post, thanks for sharing!

  6. Harry says:

    Good Article for web designing. Thanks for sharing some new trends. it will help me a lot while making new websites.

  7. Anna Smith says:

    Good Work,

    The web design field is always changing with new tools and best practices and this is a great list of web design trends with examples that will dominate the web design market this year.

  8. Bijesh WC says:

    You have used a different way to explain the web design trends 2016. It was a very good article. The websites really help the designers to create a good design..Thanks

  9. Pretty nice collection of sites. Really shows actual web design trends. This post is very useful for those, who want to know the latest trends. Thanks a lot!

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