The best (and worst) web design trends of 2021 so far

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We’re halfway through 2021 – the perfect spot to stop and take stock of what the year’s brought us so far in terms of web design. 

If there’s a golden thread that runs through all of our favourite designs, it’s not that they’re super-futuristic or doing anything mind-blowingly novel – it’s that they’re practical yet playful, eye-catching yet easy on the eye – and most importantly, they’re user friendly. When it comes to the trends we’re not so keen on, it’s usually because we’re seeing designers getting carried away with the look of something without really considering the poor, confused user.

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Irwin Hau

Irwin is the founder of Chromatix Website Design, an award-winning web design and conversion agency based in Australia. Since 2009, he has analysed 60,000+ websites and gone on to amass over 80+ industry awards and mentions for his work. Alongside running a busy digital agency, Irwin also manages Neon Bright Copywriting, a conversion copywriting collective, and Irwin Hau Business Coaching, a business consultancy that specialises purely in digital transformation and business efficiency utilising custom web technology solutions.