Change is the only constant in life and the internet is no exception. The area of professional web development is ever-changing with new trends coming into play all the time. So to remain relevant in the market as a website developer you need to quickly pick up on any changes in trends and adapt to them.
Here are some recent web trends you can familiarize yourself with and apply in your professional web development:
1. Progressive Web Apps (PWA)
PWA is a technology that has gained the attention of modern developers and investors because of its potential to provide a superior user experience that is similar to the original app. With the high number of online shopping orders being made through mobile devices, PWA’s website rising trend enabled users to view sites on a mobile device or desktop without having to download any special apps or computer programs.
In 2021 PWA will be able to send push notifications and give users offline access to hidden content. PWAs help you reach a larger user base, keep your customers informed, ensure they have a secure shopping experience and can help you run targetted marketing campaigns so you know you’re reaching the right people. A company specialising in custom website application development services will be able to help you turn your existing website into a mobile-ready PWA.
2. Artificial Intelligence Bots
These bots are human-like experience, problem-solving, deep consumer behavior analytics that have the potential to operate on a 24/7 basis. Bots are expected to become easier to self-train and easily match particular users’ needs and behavior. Because of this, companies will make savings by replacing managers with bots.
Bots can be incorporated into Progressive Web Apps, ordinary websites, various equipment and other internet-connected apps. Examples of bots are the official page chatbots on social media platforms such as Facebook Messenger.
3. Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
AMP’s are pages that have been optimized to operate fast with a simplified convenient design that has basic features. These pages are mobile-friendly and have readable content. AMP technology though similar to PWA differs at the point where pages become quicker due to open-source plugins recently developed by Twitter and Google. The AMP technology is meant to accelerate page performance while reducing the chances of the user leaving the page.
Because the internet is more user-oriented now AMP plugins will enable companies to save costs on User Experience (UX) while reaching users with any internet speed. Smaller and niche products will now compete successfully with bigger market players.
4. Single Page Application (SPA)
SPA helps users circumvent seamless communication with the server providing better page performance and enhanced data protection. SPA’s provide users with prompt feedback, consume less and can work without server-side code. Because they are perceived to be fast operating, SPA’s are the preferred choice of web developers.
5. Voice Search Optimization
Voice-activated self-standing devices and voice optimization for regular websites and apps is the latest trend in web development. Voice optimization saves time that would be spent typing, allowing the user to order more, it is multitasking in nature and gains users’ loyalty as it helps them cope with routine. It is also an excellent source for user behavior analytics.
In the recent past internet users’ preference to use voice commands over typing them has led most companies to seek ways to optimize their various products for voice search and commands. You will see more smart devices apply the voice search option in their apps.