Calling it now. We've seen "The Blob" landing page trend, now we're starting to see gooey-UI buttons. I have a feeling 2018 will be all about viscosity and slime.
A natural reaction to 2017's "Bauhaus Brutalism" trend (Dropbox, Yves Klein-Blue) but not retreading the glossy, beveled-edge iOS-app or flat-material Google standards.
PS: I expect a Medium article to rip-off my comment with the title "New UI Trends of 2018" in less than a month.
It's fun, but I wonder how many people would actually know what it even was, and whether to click it, if you didn't say it was a radio button in the title?
I'd like to see it in the context of a full form, but it's not such an aberration from the standard radio switch that it would look out of place in a form with a similar UI.
It's just a fun project, Tried gooey effect in two ways one is above link and another one is https://codepen.io/gowriprasanthvm/pen/owJOQj
Got me to say "bloop" as I clicked it. That's a win.
And another effect is to say "zzzggg" :) https://codepen.io/gowriprasanthvm/pen/owJOQj
Design Trend 2018: Fat UI
Let's start to make a trend for fat UI :) by creating components and share :)