Last year was a tumultuous year, from the coronavirus pandemic to a new wave of social justice movements and a contested presidential election. Many of us don’t think about how broader societal events and technological developments affect design, but especially when creating for the fast-paced web, designers need to be apprised of wider trends.

As we design for the web in 2021, there are multiple emerging trends to consider stemming from 2020. From a greater focus on inclusive design to more immersive experiences, these trends will map out the future for web design in 2021 and beyond.