Last year was a very exciting year for me and my team of web designers at Backdesk.

I still remember those days when I would spend several hours on the Internet, learning basic HTML on YouTube – in a bid to acquire knowledge in Web Design.

Now, things have taken an impressive turn.

Ok, this is me, feeding you with latest Web Design updates to ensure you are aware that we now live in one of the most thrilling times in web design.

In the previous years, we witnessed advancements in technology that effectively helped us connect with our website visitors. We also learned new Web Design styles that push boundaries with a firm focus on accessibility strategies which made the web a more consistent and accessible environment for all internet users and website visitors.

After considering the so many technological advancements in web design, I would like to introduce you to trends that will be carried over from past years and new web design trends we should consistently use in 2019.

The following are some of the most notable web design trends we should expect in 2019:

1. Flat Design

Flat Design is obviously a minimalist approach in web design that has to do with the use of clean and open space, cheerful colors, and mild two-dimensional illustrations.

This method of web design initially started as just a trend, but for many years, it turned out to be the standard for web design.


flat web design

The era of flat website designs can be credited to the need for fast-loading websites that would provide website visitors with a pleasant browsing experience. Flat web designs improve the browsing experience for both mobile and desktop users.

Flat websites are built on simple illustrations which are less data-heavy when compared to websites that use large images or complex visuals. This gives the website an overall much quicker loading time.


alexa fast website

This style of web design is preferred by many website visitors from a UX point of view.

Reducing the clutter and unnecessary ornamental parts of a design helps users to focus on the important parts and make it easier to navigate.

2. Conversational Bots (Chat Bots)

I have witnessed an impressive advancement in artificial intelligence and the capabilities of chatbots in websites.

Do you notice when Google gives you auto-suggestions or when Facebook asks you if you would like to be tagged in a photo?

In my years as a Web Designer, I have exposed quite a number of companies to the benefits of Chatbots. They include:

  • Superior convenience by giving website visitors instant responses and referring them to relevant contacts or links based on their issues
  • Improved efficacy which allows for easier and time-saving shifts between issues.

At BACKDESK, we’ve integrated Tawk.to onto our agency website pages to conveniently help us connect instantly with our prospective customers.


backdesk website front page

3. White Space

As we have rightly discussed, web design currently operates more in the form of a “less is better” mindset.

That means websites that have simpler layouts with larger amounts of white space is better. White space is simply the empty white space on a web page. For me, I would see it as the breathing spaces around page elements.

When you use white spaces to separate the different sections of your web pages, you as a result, improve readability. This makes it easier for your website visitors to absorb important information.

The BACKDESK website uses white-space to break up sections of its website allowing for website visitors to focus on one section at a time.


web design white spaces minimal

4. Broken Grid & Symmetrical Layouts

In recent years, web design has laid huge emphasis on designing certain sections of the website within a set grid.

This grid system enables web designers to maintain alignment and consistency throughout the design and this makes it easier for web developers to bring websites to life.

However, I have seen repeated instances where web designers break outside of the standard grid. The grid system helps web designers leverage creative freedom with their work and this creates an impressive level of order on a web page.

At BACKDESK, we’ve taken this approach on the case study page for one of our loyal clients.


feelynx website web design

5. Web Page Gradients

Gradients in web pages are coming back are BACK in form of the design element for the internet world. These web gradients have become an easy and very effective way to bring your certain sections on your website pages to life.

So long as the implementation of web gradients is done well, the web visitors get a unified feeling that tends to encourage the website user to stay on the website. This feeling comes about from lack of unfriendly harsh edges and recurrent breaks in the web page structure.


6. Detailed Footers

The footer section on has often been overlooked on websites over the years…well, up till now.

It would be very wise to introduce other relevant links in this section.


Let’s look towards designing better websites in 2019

I believe you have learned so much from this post and I believe it will help web designers improve the way websites are being designed in 2019.

If you have any question related to web design, let me know in the comment section below….and remember to share.

About The Author

Eze Erondu is a Web Designer & Digital Marketing Manager for Backdesk. He is passionate about promoting the visual representations of Businesses in Nigeria; helping them attract more customers and grow revenue. As a prolific forger of impressive Brand Identities, Eze Erondu is also popular for his exceptional skills in Graphic Design and Web Design, helping businesses win through Digital Communications.

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