Featuring Photoshop files, tutorials, and lots of inspiration!
We’re exploring the latest and greatest trends in web design with a free email course – and you’re invited! From glitchy graphic effects to repurposed retro images, we’re diving into the trends of 2018 to share why they work and how you can implement them on your own site.
Here's a little preview of what our email course will help you create
By stripping away reality and focusing on a futuristic world, your users will hyperdrive right into a land of possibilities. And there’s no better way to do that than the glowing grids and geometric shapes of a new retro wave. Learn all about it, then use our Photoshop backgrounds to create your own!
This typography trend is one of the best ways to make a statement with your text in 2018. By intertwining your words with objects, it grounds it in space and time for a real-world, almost 3D effect. We’ll show you some inspiring examples, then provide some Photoshop layers to create your own!
While glitches were once a sign of poor connections and broken systems, they now invoke a sense of wonder at the future of technology and where it will take us. We’ll show you three examples of glorious glitches, then provide a Photoshop file that creates one for you!
Not only does this surreal design show off multiple pieces of work, but it adds a mystical element to your site that’ll keep users glued to the screen. We’ll teach you exactly how to create a double exposure effect in Photoshop, and then provide a Photoshop action that’ll combine photos for you!
By pairing new designs with 90s technology, you’ll strike a clever balance between the past and present while also giving your users a little something to smile about. We’ll show you some nostalgic new sites, then provide a few retro Photoshop mockups just waiting to show off your latest work!
This design trend isn’t new, but it sure does complement the rest of 2018 in an almost-too-perfect kinda way. Seriously, pair any of these trends with a duotone overlay, and you’ll be rockin’ that 80s nostalgic vibe in no time! Plus, we’ll give you a Photoshop action to help you do it in just one click.
Cinemagraphs are like little moments of moving magic, making them the perfect icing on the cake for the design trends of 2018. We’ll show you some excellent examples, then teach you how to create a cinemagraph in Photoshop with your very own videos!
Who doesn’t love a good neon sign, right? This design trend is all about creating that glowing, futuristic light that fills you with wonder while also reminding you of a small town bar. See some of the most stellar examples, then learn how to create your own glowing neon graphics!
What the design trends of 2018 are really all about
The design trends of 2018 are all about connecting with your audience on a very real, personal level. People want to relate to your brand and discover a connection they didn’t know was there, like reconnecting with a long-lost childhood friend. While web technologies are ever evolving, this year, users are interested in taking a step back, embracing that sense of nostalgia, and using the past to fuel the future.
There are a number of ways you can achieve that feeling on your site, but we’ve decided to focus on eight trends that we believe are impactful, beautiful, and truly enhance the user’s experience. (Okay, they’re also lots of fun to create, too!) These trends have been hand-selected by our team of talented in-house designers, and they’re sharing their secrets to help you create the exact same look!