Wow, he just predicted Webdesign for 2016 at the end of 2016
I love how these lists always feature "typography" at some point… It's technically true I guess, I'm pretty sure web design in 2017 will include typography.
Most of these predictions already feel current and day to day for me
I thought we already said goodbye to stock images. Didn't we?
I think we say goodbye them every year, but they seem to just come back every time.
We post articles dealing with some "dry" material. It's pretty hard to find relevant imagery for a lot of it without resorting to stock images. We've been trying to come up with some post processing / PS actions to give the image a unique spin, but it's not looking like my company will escape stock photos any time soon.
I think it's important to split out shit stock images from good ones. There are plenty of libraries out there where excellent quality photography is available at a higher cost.
Everyone talks down on the hamburger menu, but what is the replacement for your typical mobile website? Sure, anything in the navigation will most likely also be called out in the body, but there is just no easy way to keep a complex menu accessible on mobile.
The one I'm missing here is sound. I'm seeing more creative uses of sound on the web. That and VR, it's going to be big in the e-commerce space I think.