If you want to know about the changes and trends in web development in recent years, then you’re at the right place. The web development has evolved drastically throughout the years. After undergoing continuous changes, web development has reached a stage where it knows how to attract a customer in the right way. With timely changes, new methods are to be acquired in order to stay with the flow. So, without any further ado, let’s get to the point and figure out all those techniques, that are going to be a trend this year and most probably, the next year as well.
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP):
If you don’t already know what an AMP is, then you need to understand that it is one of those features, which loads a page instantly without any delay. Usually, when you search for something on Google and then open a link, it takes a while to load the web page. But here, you don’t have to wait anymore. The page opens instantly on a mobile device. Apparently, 51% of the internet users use mobile for their jobs. Thus, with the introduction of such features, it’d be easier for the pages to receive huge traffic through phones. This project is still in progress, and might come into limelight any time, pretty soon. Let’s wait for this and see if it does, as it promises.
Progressive Web Applications:
This is yet another major must-have changes in your web development area. If you’d like to make yourself run and come first in this race of millions, then making the lives of the readers easier, would be the best way to go about it. Progressive web applications(PWA) does just that for you. Just the way a computer browser often displays an application-like page, progressive web app enables the users to have a similar experience on mobile phones. It delivers an app-like user experience.
Shadows and 3D view:
The shadow and 3D effects have already been on websites for quite some time, but aren’t being implemented everywhere. The shadow and 3D effects give a real-time impression of the website and make it more comfortable to come to. Though 3D and shadows have been in use for a while, it doesn’t mean that there’s still much room for it to grow. So,keep using different techniques to make it more real than ever.
Integrated animations(Motion UI):
This is one change you might have seen this year or in the previous year. This has been one of the most trendy ways used by a website, to make it feel alive. That’s what animations do to your pages, they makes it all the more fun and interesting to watch. It’s said that animations, as such give employees some relief from their work stress for a while, if they care enough to notice it. A catchy web page, with animations has the viewers’ attention and makes them linger on the website for a while.
This is one thing that many of the website developers need to concentrate on. If yours is a real estate website, then you can paste uep some kind of QR code, through which the viewer, with the help of a VR headset can get an actual picture of what he/she wants to buy. The viewer can get a good view of the whole inside of the building with the actual dimensions. It saves time and money both for the buyer, as well as the seller, and makes it easier for them to make a purchase sitting at home.
These are one of those things that can be very useful and fetch you a lot of customers. On the flip side, these can turn fatal and make you lose all your customers, if misused. That’s the kind of influence a push notification can have on its users. Though this has been on the internet for a while, the users still haven’t been able to make the most of it. One needs to understand the patterns and different behaviours of the users in order to implement this in the best way possible.
Extensions are the one thing that has been on the internet for a while, but haven’t received the hype they deserve. Could be that the developers refused to work enough on them. The extensions are an easy way, almost like a setting, that could help us get the job done in the desired way. The extensions are like guardians, that help you when you need them, but are silent most of the time. When you need something, these appear right there, and give all you want. If you still don’t understand how the extensions work, take the example of Grammarly. Grammarly would not pop up any kind of a notification, but would silently tell you when you have committed an error. Such is the kind of help these extensions can do when you need them.
This is one thing that one needs to concentrate on more. As we’ve discussed earlier, mobile usage has taken a hike and is now more widely used than the desktop internet users. This hike isn’t coming down anytime. So, one needs to concentrate on its mobile version as well, if one needs to stand in the market. Mobiles are handy and easy to use, as compared to opening a system and waiting for it to start. With the growing need for shorter techniques, mobile usage seems to be the easiest way out for such requirements.
Single page websites:
This is a new trend in the field of websites. This is being acclaimed by many experts as the future of website development. A single page, where you can find everything you searched fo, and a navigation tool that takes you to different parts in that particular page, makes it even easier for you to navigate and save yourself the trouble of scrolling down again and again. This, probably, is the kind of website people would love to go to, if their requirement for multiple pages is low – A short and sweet page that has everything that’s needed.
Artificial Intelligence support:
Chatbots are the next big thing in the field of website development. As the time zones are different, there’s no time limit for the queries that the customers come up with. To tackle situation as such, one thing you can do is influx manpower that can communicate with the customers all day and night – anytime they need. This would cost them millions of bucks. To avoid such heavy investments, there’s one thing these websites or industries could do. They can bring the chatbots into action. Artificial intelligence is one thing that’s been acclaimed by everyone and should be implemented in multiple locations to make life easier, at the same time, save time and money.
Flash to HTML5:
This is something almost all the websites have been doing. If you’ve not done it yet, then this is your time to do it without any further delay. Flash is not supported by mobile devices, which leads to a disturbance of about 51% to internet users. That would cost you a lot of traffic. Using flash for HTML5 isn’t the right option after all.
I’m sure there must be multiple other ways in which the websites can be developed, but these are a few of those foolproof methods that are supposed to be implemented, in order to stay rooted in this race of constant upgradation.