Flat design started trending in 2015 and I’m sorry that I missed on Web Design Trends in 2016.  But as the year 2017 is coming I’m excited to share what could be the Web Design Trends that will rock in 2017. So the web designers and developers are now interested to know what the next year unfolds for them alike as 2016 comes to an end. One thing which is essential for all web designers and developers to know is the trends which will likely to be popular in the coming year. This piece of text is going to be extremely helpful for you as I provide information about some of the prospective trends of 2017. So let’s dig into the Web Design Trends that will rock in the year 2017. I appreciate your valuable comments below so, please feel free to share what you have in mind in the below comments section.

Mobile devices (such as smartphones & tablets) and the trend towards responsive design push designers to find ways to maximize web experiences for everyone, no matter what device(s) they’re using.

1. Browser Support for HTML6 and CSS4

More support will be there for HTML6 and CSS4 in 2017. You can find some of the proposals made by web designers and developers at this forum.

**<responsive></responsive>** – This will wrap the overall webpage. It will open after body tag and closes before it.
**<social></social>** – This will be used to mark up social media networks like facebook and twitter.
**<translate></translate>** – This will be used to translate any text from English to major languages like French.
**<list></list>** – This will replace and . You just click inside the opening and closing list tag and start typing without . When you finish typing a particular line, just end it with **>**.

2. Virtual Reality Ready

Virtual Reality (VR) is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment. Read on for definition and examples of Virtual Reality.

3. Desktop push notifications

Push notifications allow your users to opt-in to timely updates from sites they love and allow you to effectively re-engage them with customized, engaging content.

You can visit https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2015/03/push-notifications-on-the-open-web?hl=en to see how to implement push notifications in your website.

4. Animations are here to stay

With the quality of the screen improving day by day and speed of the internet also becoming better, adding some animations can become a hot trend in 2017 too as it was in 2016 but more improved. A right piece of animation can help you to reach millions of prospective customers in a very short span of time, as such things become viral on the internet easily.

5. Video Backgrounds & Parallax

Following is the example of Video Backgrounds:
and this one for Parallax effect:

6. Lively Pictures of Products Showing what they can do

7. App-inspired design

There will be more APP inspired designs in 2017 for mobile centric users.For example when you visit Flipkart on a mobile device it vibrates the device and alerts you to install the app. Again if you don’t want to install the app you can use their great user experience responsive website.

8. Material Design

Google has set the trend with material design and it will be continued in 2017 as well.

Recommended Theme: Monstroid

9. 360 videos

A 360 video is created with a camera system that simultaneously records all 360 degrees of a scene. Viewers can pan and rotate a 360 video’s perspective to watch it from different angles.

These videos have a “360 video” label in the lower left-hand corner and are viewable on computer, iOS devices and Android devices.

10. No more boring text, More visual content with interaction

We already seen infographics trending in 2016 and more visual content with interaction can be seen on websites. This will help people consume information visually.

11. Smart Watch Ready

As smartwatch users are increasing day by day. Your website must be future friendly. With that being said your website should look good on smartwatches too.

12. More Sites Running Through HTTP/2

I can see more sites automatically running through this new improved protocol. So what exactly is HTTP/2.

HTTP/2 (originally named HTTP/2.0) is a major revision of the HTTP network protocol used by the World Wide Web. It was developed from the earlier experimental SPDY protocol, originally developed by Google. You can learn more at

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So maybe in 2017 you’d considered some of the above points as latest web development trends or simply I can say these web trends are going to rock in 2017 and beyond.

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