Discover the 10 biggest web design trends of 2021

Web design trends 2021
(Image credit: Editor X)

In a world where it seems that everything has changed, design needs to reflect our new reality. And as the most fast-paced discipline of design, web design will be spearheading a whole swathe of fresh trends over the next year.

Editor X, the advanced web creation platform for designers, has just launched an interactive report covering the 10 biggest web design trends of 2021.

Web design trends tend to be informed by movements within the larger world of design, and ever-evolving technologies. For 2021, though, Editor X’s Shaping Design publication envisages a web that responds to the huge changes in how we work, shop and interact with each other.

The report features over 40 websites that champion exceptional and innovative digital design, grouping them into 10 must-know trend. Together, the themes and aesthetics that emerge tell the story of the zeitgeist and celebrate online creativity.

Web design trends 2021

Web designers are creating immersive experiences to make up for what we're missing in real life (Image credit: Editor X)

One such interesting trend is the online shift of more and more aspects of our lives. While we might all be staying in right now, web designers are making up for what we're missing IRL by crafting immersive digital experiences.

A second trend mentioned on the Editor X report has to do with our faces. We've grown accustomed to seeing our own faces staring back at us in virtual calls. In 2021, designers will be taking this even further, making us the stars of our web experiences.

Alongside the interactive trend report, Shaping Design is packed with the latest insights, ideas and inspiration from throughout the design world. With a focus on web design and UX/UI, it offers plenty of opinions and career advice to help you make your way in digital design.

Web design trends 2021

Editor X makes it easy to craft rich, responsive sites with absolute precision (Image credit: Editor X)

Both the web design trends report and Shaping Design itself are built entirely on Editor X, the advanced web creation platform made exclusively for designers and agencies. It combines cutting-edge responsive design and ultra-smooth drag and drop that gives you absolute precision and total control over how your creations will look in any viewport and at any breakpoint.

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