Every year, there are many technological advancements and changes in the trend of things that we are using. Similarly, when it comes to web development there is a similar scenario. Web development trends are changing with time, dictating new direction for developers and businesses. In the past few years, we have been many technological advancements and use of those advancements too. When it comes to web development, we have seen the implementation of PWAs, AI, and many more. There are large companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Forbes which are researching and implementing new trends. But, it’s not only them who are implementing it other businesses are willing to implement ongoing trends in their businesses.
Web development trends that a developer should know by 2021:
Progressive web applications are gaining popularity day by day. It brings striking advantages to a business as it is economical and effective technology. They can operate offline, push notifications,s and create a user experience similar to native mobile apps, and at the same time, they are faster and lighter to download. They can be added to users’ home screen with just a click of a button and that’s what users want these days i.e. simplicity.
Also, a large number of companies are using it, which includes: Pinterest, Forbes, Starbucks, Uber, and The Washington Post. These big names using PWAs have increased the credibility of this technology and more people are interested in using it.
There are a large number of people who emphasizing on AI and its use. Large scale companies out there are using AI as an effective tool for processing their data. More often, large-scale companies use AI for processing their customer’s data as it allows personalization of data. It utilizes customers’ history searches, purchases, website visits, and many more to provide relevant and accurate recommendations. There is a trend of using these AI algorithms in the website itself.
Voice search optimization
The voice searching technology is getting popular day by day. Especially, voice search trends lifted after various virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa were made available. According to the smart audio report from NPR and Edison Research estimates that there are now nearly 120 million smart speakers in the U.S. Users these days prefer speaking to their smart speakers rather than spending time typing and searching. Also, according to the Florida algorithm release by Google, websites using voice technology are likely to rank higher than those not using it.
Being a web developer is not only about fulfilling your client’s requirements but it’s more about presenting an easy solution for its users. Web development these days are focused on making it user friendly and simple. For obtaining this objective of making it user-friendly developing a proper UI is ost essential task. Animations, transitions, and graphics are extremely important for developing an attractive website or app. Motion UI is one of the latest front-end technologies for making the website more interactive. Also, this technology helps in increasing user engagement.
Internet of things
The internet of things also known as IoT can be defined as the interconnectivity between computer devices in everyday objects is the internet. According to Business Insiders, they project more than 41 billion IoT devices by 2027, up from about 8 billion in 2019. Integration of chatbots in websites, smartwatches, voice assistants, etc is getting popular among people day by day. The use of IoT is growing continuously and more businesses are experiencing their need for it.
Under the circumstances that we are going through in the 2020 pandemic, the majority of businesses have known the importance of web technologies to their business. In addition to that, they are aware of web technologies and their advantages. As a developer knowing these web technologies will be an added benefit. There are other trends like chatbots, API-first approach web development, Single page design for websites and applications which can be beneficial for a developer.