6 web design trends to watch in 2023

Since its inception in the mid-1990s, the web has been an interactive place. In 2023, we expect user immersion to be integral to all facets of web design. That includes the technology to empower web users to participate in shaping their own experience of the web — not just in the metaverse or Web3 or whatever turn the digital zeitgeist takes next, but also in small yet meaningful parts of their daily internet use. 

Given this focus on more immersive experiences, we’ve outlined 6 top trends that are worth watching in the world of web design, which range from a new (old) aesthetic, to parallax scrolling and beyond. (For a bit of fun, take a look at these classic scrollbar designs.)

01. Y2K aesthetic

web design trends 2023 - beige background webpage with text in bubbles

Designer Christopher Nelson’s personal portfolio site references Y2K design with clean, flat-color, sticker-like images and pixelated fonts (Image credit: Webflow)

The early 2000s style has made a comeback over the last few years in everything from music to fashion to art. This trend has carried over to web design, where we expect the nostalgia wave — particularly the Y2K aesthetic — to continue to grow and develop. By capitalising on wider trends like Y2K, designers can help site visitors connect better with their sites and create relatable experiences that encourage visitors to immerse themselves.  

In the early 2000s, images loaded slowly. So, web design often involved simple, text-heavy layouts dominated by white space. And the fonts were usually simple, like sans serif or monospaced. Sometimes they were visibly pixelated, as Christopher Nelson demonstrates in his contemporary website (opens in new tab)

You can find Y2K inspiration in resources like the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine (opens in new tab). Or try the Web Design Museum (opens in new tab) — which has a great Twitter feed (opens in new tab). The museum is a curated collection of screenshots of notable designs from the late 1990s and early 2000s.

02. Custom fonts and lettering  

web design trends 2023 - a website with a mix of colourful fonts

Leandro Assis’ website is just as fun as his custom fonts. (Image credit: Webflow)

Given the enthusiasm for text-based website designs in recent years, look for custom fonts and hand-created lettering to be this trend’s next wave in 2023. Personalised touches like customised fonts foster a more immersive experience for visitors. 

Text can be a key graphical element, and illustrative styles are on the rise. A fantastic example of hand-drawn lettering is the work of Leandro Assis (opens in new tab), a Brazilian lettering artist. His bright, lively fonts are inspired by cartooning and illustration. To make his work even more striking, Assis has sometimes created animated effects with his lettering. His graphic style has been embraced by clients including Nike (opens in new tab)Amazon Music (opens in new tab), and RuPaul’s Drag Race (opens in new tab)

03. Shared frameworks 

Similar to the growth we’ve seen in open-source software, we expect to see an increase in popularity of shareable frameworks in 2023, as

Read More

22 Screenshots Of Hilarious Internet Comments

22 Screenshots Of Hilarious Internet Comments

There’s a reason people often advise you to NEVER READ THE COMMENTS! They’re generally bad — in every way a comment can be bad. But sometimes, rising above the poor grammar, casual bullying, and confused responses is a comment that’s actually…good! No, make that GREAT!

Here, let me show you! Below are 22 comments so brilliant they outshone the thing they were responding to:


Not going to lie, this commenter made me choke on my Diet Coke:


And this commenter’s reply made me go “Oof!”:


This commenter is probably still living off the high of making this joke (I know I would be):


This comment had me Dublin over with laughter:


We all owe Ronnoc527 a debt of gratitude for walking into this one:


These commenters had perfect (albeit maybe a little sacrilegious) responses to a cheeky question:


And Sarah Silverman popped into this thread to do what Sarah Silverman does:


This commenter knew EXACTLY what breed this doggo was, LOL:


And this commenter came through with another A+ dog joke:


This commenter gifted us an epic block of an attempted #RickRoll:


And this commenter — bless them — turned someone’s homophone error into comedy gold:


A literal Karen popped in with an A+ reply, only to be hilariously upstaged by the next commenter:


The comedy in this comment was…fruitful:


You’re going to want to let your eyes “Rome” down to the comments on this baby:


This commenter had a legendary response:


You really gotta hand it to this commenter:


This commenter saw a cute joke and decided to make it even cuter:


And this commenter took things in an unexpected direction:


This commenter dropped the funniest — and legit best alternate Russian Starbucks name — anyone could ever think of:


This commenter saw an opportunity for an expert-level pun and did NOT let it go by:


This commenter hilariously extrapolated on the OP’s joke:


And lastly, this commenter left a hilariously dirty response to an absolutely adorable joke:

Read More