It’s that time of year again, where we look into our crystal ball to see what will be the hot trends in web design for the upcoming year. It’s no secret that trends come and go, with some hanging around longer than they should. (Yes, splash page, I’m talking about you.) But trends are a necessity in the development and growth of our craft. Trends are born, improved upon, and often spawn other trends. So as a web designer, when you apply trends to your projects, challenge yourself to expand upon them and make them your own.

  1. Responsive Web Design
  2. Fixed-Position Navigation
  3. Circles
  4. Big Vector Art
  5. Multi-Column Menus
  6. jQuery/CSS3/HTML5 Animation
  7. Ribbons & Banner Graphics
  8. Custom Font Faces
  9. Infographics
  10. Focus on Simplicity

check out Web Design Trends in 2012 for the explanations. Chock full o’ great stuff