Web Design Trend Report

The purpose of this study is to reveal and understand the stable and changing trends in web design based on 1,127,302 of Photoshop & Sketch designs that have been uploaded to Avocode in 2016.

post_web-design-trend-reportPhotoshop is no longer in the lead


Sketch (along with other progressive tools) has kicked off a new era of digital design: 

  • 2015: 57% Photoshop designs vs. 43% Sketch designs
  • 2016: 41% Photoshop designs vs. 59% Sketch designs

Symbols are becoming a design standard


In April 2016, Sketch re-introduced Symbols to save designers more time.

  • Sketch files saw 7.6x growth of Symbols usage
  • Even Adobe Xd and Affinity Designer have introduced Symbols to keep up the pace