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Here is a summary of a dozen web design trends that are thought to be “outdated” in 2020 according to Web Design Relief.
Multiple Font Combinations: A mix of serif, sans serif, and decorative fonts looks busy and amateurish. Instead, stay with one font or font family.
Infinite Scrolling: This recent trend of having one multi-leveled page burned out quickly. there is value to having distinct pages (for linking, printing and other reasosn). The trend came because of mobile devices but can lead to slower loading time and cause visitors to give up on scrolling and never see the bottom content.
Autoplay: Users like control.
Separate Locations for main website content and mobile sites and blogs. An all-in-one website is more efficient and establishes a stronger brand identity.
Widgets: helpful, but can make it harder to navigate and can interfere with its functionality.
Splash Pages with a a logo, image, or message that launches your website but without content can cause visitors to leave before they even see your content.
Color Palettes with too many colors or even monochromatic (black and white and others).
Animations: are often not mobile-friendly and they just look old.
Default Themes are a good starting place but you don’t want your site to look like other sites (especially in your industry). A custom website is more expensive but a good designer can also hack a default theme to make it look more unique.
Contact: Giving out your email is a security risk and invites spam, so the newer trend is to use a contact form.
Customized Cursors And Scroll Bars that look like objects were a trend 20 years ago. Stick to the ones everyone is used to seeing..