Trends in Web Development: 2020 and beyond
Each year, we see the flood of new technologies and tools that shape web development and ease the work on digital products. Web development continuously evolves by adopting new solutions that greatly improve the performance of web products. Being up to date with innovations is important if you want to be prepared for the future and be ready to further develop your company. That’s why here’s a list of latest trends in web development that are worth taking a look.
Latest trends in web development
We chose the top 5 trends in web development that are currently on a wave.
Progressive web apps (PWA)
Creating websites that behave like native mobile apps is the most impactful trend in web development. PWAs are websites that provide users with a native-like, fast performance and can work without the Internet connection (even though users still use a browser). To build PWA is a far cheaper investment than to build a native app and you can get a lot of benefits with it. Read the pros and cons of PWA to know more about this trend. There are plenty of companies that by introducing PWA to their business, gained satisfying results. For instance, Tinder cut load time more than 50% while Starbucks doubled the number of daily app users.
Resources to start working on your PWA:
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
Another trend in web development is Accelerated Mobile Page (AMP), introduced by Google in 2015. AMPs are the HTML copies of the existing web pages. Similar to PWA, they improve the user experience by providing ultra-fast load time (around 2 seconds). AMP loads the static content, omitting all the animations and more complex elements and giving access to the most important information (text, images, etc.). This way the website is mobile friendly and attracts more users. Considering the fact that Google ranks higher those websites that load faster, you should definitely take care of that aspect. Develop AMP if you spot the users abandon your web app because of the low load speed. Also, it’s a good choice when most of your web app users access it via mobile devices.
Resources to start working on your AMP:
Voice search optimization
The speech recognition technology has already been implemented in the majority of devices, providing people with a quick and convenient way to search what they need. Recent studies show that 41% of adults use voice search at least once per day. What’s more, two out of five people, admit the voice-activated devices are essential to their lives. The numbers are strong enough to show the trend doesn’t go anywhere. Implementing the feature is affordable and brings additional value to an app. Introducing a dedicated voice solution to your product can turn out to be a game-changer in terms of app users and sales results. You should definitely take a closer look at the possibilities the technology offers.
Resources to start working on your voice solution:
AI & Cybersecurity
The latest trends in web development also include security and the way web development companies approach this issue. In 2020, we expect AI technology to contribute even more to the subject of data security. 80% of telecom companies stated the security measures wouldn’t be possible without the AI technology. Why? Because only a laser-focused AI-powered machine can spot and learn how to distinguish malicious activity. The hackers’ attacks become more sophisticated these times and companies need to train AI systems to analyze the patterns of online behavior to react to any suspicious activity. Here are the steps to stay safe:
- Always perform security testing of your product
- Invest in website monitoring solutions
- Encrypt sensitive data
Resources to start working on your cybersecurity:
Motion User Interface
Each company should strive for making their product as engaging and attractive as possible. The trend in design that will stay with us for more than one year is called motion design. Motion UI is applied in the form of animated, dynamic elements of your digital product that attract the attention of users. Take a look at the websites and dynamic elements they have. Page transitions, background animations, modular scrolling, everything makes the web page looks more appealing to the eye and makes users want to scroll the page till the end to see how the next parts will appear. It’s exactly what you want! Entertain them and make them intrigued by the very design of your product.
Resources to start working on your UI:
Technology stack for web development
What technologies of web development you should focus on, entering 2021.
Node js. is used to build server-side apps and offers high performance, real-time development. It’s a technology that will help you deliver your MVP in a blink of an eye and will be your best friend in times of scaling a solution.
It’s a framework for building single-page applications using HTML and TypeScript. You can use it to build dynamic web apps and get the advantage of its modularity that makes the development process quicker.
A well-known Python web framework for rapid and secure web development. The very fact it is built on Python makes it more lovable for developers. They can use the easily maintainable Python syntax to build even very complex web applications.
Stay up to date with web development trends and you won’t lose
Like every respected business, you probably want to upgrade your web product to the faster, more optimized, and competitive version. If you plan the update to be released in 2021 consider the above trends that are to stay with us for a little longer. Following the trends, your product will get more hyped while being up to date with what is currently selling.
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