Design Trends for E-Commerce Websites

Monday, September 11th, 2017

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When it comes to purchasing power, Saudi Arabia ranks among the 20 richest countries in the world. This is according to a recent report by the World Bank.

With such a thriving retail market and offline players trying omni-channel opportunities, the e-commerce sector is continuously on a rise in the country.

If you are an e-commerce business, your website is your ultimate salesman. From its speed to readability, it should really enhance the user-experience.

Your website’s design is also a crucial element as far as the user-experience is concerned. We at Osool have outlined some latest design trends for e-commerce store owners:

Responsive Design Will Continue to Thrive

With an ever-increasing number of Smartphone users, the adoption to mobile devices is not a surprise.

More and more people in Saudi Arabia and around the world are buying through their mobile devices. From using full width of the screen to employing larger icons and buttons, websites will be designed specifically for mobile devices and then adapted to desktop PCs.

Material Design Will Keep Growing

Google has favored material design since 2014. It released material design’s goals and principles for Android devices. The idea is to use design principles and tech to create a visual language that resonates with the audience.

Some of its elements include card-like layouts, animations, catchy transitions, etc. With Google supporting the design, this trend will continue to rule in 2017.

Incorporating More and More Images Will Become a Norm

The e-commerce store owners have very little time to grab user’s attention. Images on the web can prove to be quite useful for this.

From product images to branding elements, making website visually appealing can prove to be instrumental in winning audiences.

The Long Scrolls will get Longer

To enhance user-experience, it makes more sense to incorporate objects on the same page, instead of loading them on a different view.

It might increase loading times, but it will ensure that your visitors have what they need on a single page. As the visitor swipes down, he/she should be able to view 100 or more products.

The Hamburgers Will Move towards the Left

With a bootstrap framework, the hamburger menu ended up on the right side of the screen. However, with many giants, like Google itself, keeping the hamburger menu toward the left, other website will follow suit.

The hamburger on the left adds to the user experience; the user sees it first and has everything he/she needs immediately.

With a team of professional web development experts, Osool offers incredible web design services to businesses. From CSS to MySQL, our professionals have great command over different aspects of web development.