The design of your website is a valuable part of your business' marketing efforts -- not to mention your sales and customer service efforts, too.

And, just like you keep on top of marketing updates and trends like the savvy marketer you are, you also need to be sure you're keeping up with design trends. After all, marketing and design overlap quite often nowadays.

You may have noticed a few web design trends taking hold over the past year. For example, many companies have moved from a skeuomorphic design on their websites -- bold shadows, complex textures, and heavy use of gradients -- to much cleaner, flat designs. Many businesses' websites boast large, high-definition images and contain well-designed, interactive elements.

What are the top 10 web design trends that emerged in 2015? Check out the SlideShare below from the Accrinet Corporation to go over them all, from typography trends and micro interactions to hidden menus and split screens.

Which web design trends have caught your eye lately? Share with us in the comments. 

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Originally published Sep 11, 2015 6:00:00 AM, updated July 28 2017

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