Websites are in trend. The addition of a website to your business portfolio gives you class and sophistication among the competitors. Not only as a showoff, but it also has real benefits to your business.
As the demand for better quality websites is increasing day by day, the competition between developers and companies is getting fiercer by minutes and seconds. There are many places of improvement in web development by following appropriate trends, and by a trend, I mean technology.
All of the website reforms are not necessary for a good website. But, according to the demand of business and competitors, you must cope up with the trends of today, and it will bring you good business.
But, again, before seeing through the techno trends, you must be aware of some vocabulary to ease your understanding in the process.
Frameworks are the customization of JS codes for specific repeated tasks that can function with little to no configuration. They are handy to quickly start any project and get into the real creative part. Frameworks make the development process conventional as well as fast.
Most of the frameworks help to develop dynamic sites. Dynamic in the sense that all the data in a website are displayed and appended in the runtime. They help to make the site attractive and user experience friendly.
Web Development Trends
There are many trends, and most of them are complex. Here, mentioned are the technology that we hear quite often and are dominantly present in our web experiences.
Progressive Web Apps
Web server-based application software, commonly known as web apps, is the life of the user experience. They are everywhere. To make these apps accessible to everyone and with ease, Progressive Web Apps(PWAs) are the new application software in use.
PWAs are easy in loading on your device and function offline with the contents that are cached when connected to the Internet. They are fast in installation and are automatically updated.
The development cost of PWAs is comparatively low and is easy to maintenance.
Push notifications are one of the common features embedded in PWAs. The clickable popups which we have seen as ads or notifications on our screen.
They provide the best user experience and are good for business metrics. As google always supports fast-loading applications and websites, PWAs are good for SERP.
Internet of thing (IoT) is one of the many abbreviations in Internet language that are unclear to general people, non-technical, yet are always around us functioning for better service.
IoTs are the things or, let us say, objects that are integrated with some sensors or processing systems that have their own functionality. Different technological objects like cameras, glasses, package delivery robots, cars, etc., qualify to be called IoTs.
In application and website world surveillance systems, transportation, waterline, gasline, electricity, and many other service-oriented applications are popular adaptations of IoT. They exchange data with each other over the Internet.
Data transfer is done without human involvement. Now, most of the devices, other than computers, are connected to the Internet, and the use of applications with them has increased.
They help to solve the clients’ problems every day. The information generated from the user data is valuable for developers to make better applications for improvement in web development.
Internet, Internet everywhere. We pull out our mobile phones wherever we sit down for more than five minutes. We are always connected to the Internet whenever we get a chance, and this perennial connection is not always safe and secure.
Cyber security is a concern to every website for their client security. There are many criminal-minded web dwellers with the intent of harm. The data, computer hardware resources, and networks are all vulnerable to hackers and can create difficult consequences when not handled properly.
Distributed computing and cloud computing has made the Internet a bigger hub for data theft than before. Now people work with the apps online and feed all the information, making cyber security a challenging task.
Multifactor authentication system, Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS), Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA) are some common cyber security measures implemented in the websites. Additional layers of security are added to the websites according to the requirements.
We adhere to any experiences when in our surroundings felt by our sense organs. It can be said that something is real only after all of our five senses verifies them. But sometimes, we find our reality with only a few sense stimuli. And, based we are now able to create our virtual reality, convincing our senses.
Virtual reality is the simulation of a real-world environment or a completely different world where we can interact with objects of that environment.
Websites adopt virtual reality as a concept and develop such features where the users’ experience is enhanced. They can share reactions with virtual entities and have real-life experiences.
Virtual meetings and virtual interactive chatbots are the most commonly seen implementations of virtual reality in websites. Commercial websites use three-dimensional visualization of products to engage customers in their service, which is better than images and is better for purchasing. 3D cameras are used for tourism and virtual excursion.
Even game applications are implementing virtual reality more and more every day. We haven’t forgotten Pokemon-Go, have we?
The pandemic has made us adopt the remote working methodology, and remote work is based on cloud computing, every application one way or the other.
The use of cloud-based resources, software, databases, and services is very popular and easy. The convenience of taking your work anywhere with you has resulted in new trends in jobs and the ways to do them.
Cloud computing provides solutions for data security and preservation. It has decreased the load to the server, and website embedding cloud computing has less development cost.
The work has become scalable, and contributor size has increased significantly, especially in web development. You, as a developer, can work from different locations and work equally efficiently like when in the office.
There is an abundance of database space, service methods on the Internet because of cloud computing.
Applications and websites must have responsive designs for every device to reach out to a maximum number of clients. You can understand responsiveness better by realizing what is not responsive. Next time, when surfing the Internet, if you see a bloated image or out-of-bound text on a website, that is known as not responsive.
User experience is the thing in the world of web development. The smooth web surfing experience and design bring a lot of traffic to your website and adds value to the product you are selling. As more people are likely to use mobile phones for Internet surfing, responsive design implementation is a must thing, and the progressive companies realize this fact.
The Google search engine prioritizes the web designs compatible with mobile phones, and web-based businesses will bloom only when they have the feature.
Accelerated Mobile Pages
Google took the initiative to provide better services to mobile phone users. Billions of internet users use mobile phones and are considered as the mass audience.
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is an HTML framework that helps to build websites that load instantly across mobile devices. Generally, it takes 2 seconds for an AMP website to load, which is quite fast.
AMP is good for SEO, which gives the site, top position in the Google index, which in turn gives the site better visibility on the web.
AMP is an open-source framework with guides and documentation available online. Therefore, many websites are adopting this framework as their development requirement.
Single Page Applications
Single Page Applications (SPAs) are the web application that provides the user interaction by dynamically appearing, appending and changing data in the website, derived from the server.
It is cost-effective in development, easy to create as many prebuilt frameworks and modules are available, and less server space is needed. Reusability of web components also helps to build SPA fast and consistently.
It is beneficial to developers as well as consumers. It gives better SEO and business site rank to the top if they implement SPAs.
Web development has become a competitive business. Even to understand as a client, we need to be technologically literate and to be in the business we need to be like an educator. There are many things involved.
These trends are not short-termed. They will be in business for some time, and maybe some more get added to the list.
Satisfying the Internet servers and the customers’ experience where the website lives is the functional value of web development trends.