“Make it big” at the moment seems to be the most important principle of web design. The homepage consists of just a few words overlaid on an image or a video. Sometimes the navigation is removed or hidden as a small icon. The reasons for this are to give the users maximum impact but also because its just easier to code, so that it works on all platforms.
The parallax effect. This uses page scrolling or mouse movement to animate elements or properties of the page.
No more boxes. A rectangle screen is the frame for every web design. A way to show that you can think out of the box is to create page layouts as though a rectangle never existed.
Tiles. A cool way to structure content is to create tiles. Tiles work well in responsive layouts and remain a good way of forming impressive layouts.