Web design trends for 2015 that will change how we work

Added 30.10.14

It is important to keep in mind that the web is now over 25 years old – it's time to ask ourselves, as web professionals, whether we are beginning to get set in our ways and whether we are just as blind to changes as other industries. There are 4 web design trends in particular that are set to change how Zeemo operate on a day-to-day basis – and it’s argued that they will become noticeable in 2015.

web design trends 2015

1. A move towards "in-house" teams
Whilst the web was once seen as just another marketing channel, it is now viewed as critical for most businesses. Many businesses have decided that it is unwise to rely on outsourcing such a critical operation, so they have begun building internal teams. As well as being strategically wise, this will also provide the business with significant cost savings.

2. The automation of code
Not only is there a surplus of people who are able to code good quality HTML and CSS, the need to actually code is waning. There are now tools that can do this for you (yes, most of them are pretty terrible, but we need to take it as a sign of things to come). The good news is that it will make our lives easier – a job that once took weeks will only take days.

3. A rise in software as a device
There once was a time when self-employed web designers could produce cheap websites from home and make a reasonable income. These days, services like Squarespace have basically negated this career path. What this leads to is the low-end designers being pushed up market and the high-end companies lowering their prices.

4. The decline of the website
It seems as if content is being set free from design – instead of looking up a website in order to find an answer, eventually you are simply going to ask Siri or perhaps Google it. This actually creates a much better user experience, as we don’t have to deal with different interfaces, but it does undermine the role of the designer a little bit.

So, what do these trends mean for the web design industry? The first thing that we want to stress is not to panic – as long as you are able to adapt to the changes on the horizon, this is not going to be an issue. The danger lies in not being aware that change is coming (but now that you've read this article, you should be on top of everything!). Yes, your role will change, but it won’t be the end of the world.