Now that we’re at the business end of 2019, let’s start discussing what the next year holds in terms of new web design ideas. There’s so much to look forward to for the next year as far as websites are concerned. Web designers are exploring so many different and creative ways to make sites more intuitive. With the digital environment full to the brim with stimuli and information, modern websites need to stand out and deliver their message in the clearest way possible.

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If you’re on the hunt for website ideas 2020, here are a few that would get your creative juices going. You can also check out Strikingly’s Discover page for some of the best website ideas for beginners to inspire your next project.

1. Bold Fonts

Big typography continues to make waves in 2020 as modern web design moves towards simple design elements that are meant to enhance clarity. Bold and oversized lettering draws attention to a company’s brand, product or service, with visitors more likely to remember whatever was written in this type than any other content. This is one of the best website content ideas you should consider for your website this coming year.

Personal website idea: try playing around with different font size recommendations on the Strikingly website editor to see how different sizes impacts message delivery.

2. Split screen content

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If you need to communicate more than one idea but you don’t want your website to look too cluttered, split screen layouts are great ideas for a website design that you want to get into. On certain Strikingly web templates such as Perspective, you can change the section layout into split screen so you can upload two visuals on the same section. Make it even more fun by converting one half of the section into a video or add parallax scrolling effects for a bit of asymmetry.

3. Lots of whitespace

When you look through modern ideas for websites, you will notice one dominant theme - the use of abundant negative space or whitespace. Adding a lot of blank areas on your website can give it a more spacious feel. It may seem like a waste of online space but this technique actually has the ability to highlight other design elements on your site. Adding significant negative space around your visuals make them pop even more. This is one of the many webpage ideas that we think will continue to rise in prominence as we go into 2020.

4. Video content

The use of video backgrounds continues to be one of the best webpage ideas in the coming year. Animation trumps static visuals in making visitors stay longer. If you have the budget for it, invest in professional videography services. Add a video background instead of an image to your Strikingly website’s banner and get your audience hooked as soon as they land on your page. Introduce your company or brand through video or animation but do be careful not to make it too long.

5. Custom images and icons

Personalized icons and photograph visuals are the best way to distinguish your site from other similar pages on the web. When you create a site from a website template, there is always the risk of ending up with a generic looking website if you don’t take the time to inject your personal style into the page design. Use your own images instead of stock photos, play around with different ways of conveying your message through illustrations. Replace the generic icons and personalize social media buttons to make them complement your brand image and capture your brand’s vision.