Would love to hear what other trends people here think will emerge this year (other than soft drop shadows ;)
Kai's Power Tools and that 'reflection' Java applet.
I'm guessing nothing mind-blowing, new or that interesting. I do however see something old, considered a bad idea at the time and a gimmick given an enticing new title.
BIG HERO IMAGES. Appropriately sized text at the appropriate time, when appropriate.
huh... wonder why you posted this...
Really hoping we move toward content and user needs instead of 'trends'. Content is king, and if your design looks like template then it won't be nearly as successful as focusing on the product or company's brand and voice.
I feel like I'm seeing more white space than ever before in end of 2016 - 2017 design. Dropbox's newest design is a good example. Very simple and clean - less gradients, more information.
Prediction: Designers will learn to code.
I heard reading essays will be cool again this year.