Trend Predictions from 2016 vs Now
2016’s Trend Predictions: Where Are They Now?
While web design predictions are exciting and seemingly accurate, how many of the predicted trends from 2016 actually come to fruition? Have a look at the web trends forecasted in the beginning of 2016, and see how many were correct, and whether they stuck around or came and went in a flash.
The Future of WordPress Themes
Folie | The WordPress Website Builder
Folie, the WordPress website builder focuses on frontend site building to make for a nice user experience, and exposing the future of WordPress. A codeless builder with with draggable elements and inline text edits, this theme includes 25 templates and incorporates the Kirki library to add extra functionality to the customizer.
The Sound for Your Next Video
The Sound for Your Next Video or Vlog
One of the highest trending music genres across YouTube videos and vlogs and the sound of summer for 2017, Boom-Bap (a subgenre of hip hop) simply can’t go ignored. Grab your headphones and get schooled on this evolving genre while listening to our community’s favorite boom-bap tracks from AudioJungle.
Stack Bootstrap 4 Admin Template
Attention Turns to Admin Templates
2017 has marked a surge in interest in admin templates and also a rise in our authors specializing in them. Heavy-hitter PIXINVENT has just released Stack Bootstrap 4 Admin Template with beautiful UI and RTL capabilities, demonstrated through the demos for each layout style. Jade/Pug template builder is also integrated as a shorthand way of writing HTML templates.
Turning Our Eyes to Type
FCPX Animated Typography Titles
Excessive attention to typography has continued throughout 2017, in web design, graphics and presently video. We’ve noticed title templates on the rise, and Apple Motion / Final Cut Pro making a presence alongside After Effects. This set of Modern Titles for FCPX includes 30 animated text layouts to create a professional looking video with ease.
Animation Exceeds Expectations
Atmosphere Fresh Portfolio Theme
Animation is alive and well, and even more prominent than 2016 trend forecasts predicted. Micro-interactions and subtle animations in the form of hover effects, icons, and other UI elements have become extremely effective and nearly crucial for a positive end-user experience. Explore Atmosphere, a fresh and trending Portfolio theme, for evidence of the strength behind animation.
Putting the Polish on Photos
Vector Sketch Photoshop Action
With quality photography quite literally at our fingertips through the ever-improving cameras on smartphones, subpar photography or imagery on your site or portfolio is no longer an option. Add-ons like the vibrant Vector Sketch Photo Action offer another economical alternative for instantly improving or adding edge to your photos, so it’s no wonder they continue their graphic reign.