Top Trends of Web Development Domain In 2019
In this flourishing digital world, there are less than 200 million active websites out of the total 1,805,260,010 on the WWW today.
Each and every passing day several thousands of websites are added to these statistics.
With the constant increase in the number of sites every day, there is competition to be on the top of the search engine results.
A professional web developer must always think ahead when it comes to the future trends of its age.
It is necessary in order to keep up the pace with its competition.
On October 7, 2015, the AMP Project was released by Google.
Ever since Google started prioritizing mobile responsive websites in 2015, responsive web design has almost become mandatory for every website.
Every time there is a development on the original site, it should automatically reflect in the responsive websites on mobile and tabs also.
The AMP is estimated for 7% of all web traffic among the United States top sites.
It was created to further promote the user’s experience when looking at an ad or waiting for content to load.
In other words, AMP has had a near-perfect performance for websites and most have become pleasingly accustomed to its function.
It contains AMP HTML, AMP CDN, AMP JS. For example use of AMP tag <link rel=”amphtml” href=”http://www.example.com/blog-post/amp/”>.
Popular ad networks, that are currently using the amp-ad component are Amazon A9, AdReactor, Google AdSense, Google Doubleclick, Flite, Taboola, Adform, etc.
2. Progressive Web Apps (PWA)
Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) are web applications that load like normal web pages but can provide a range of capabilities.
It helps in working offline, push notifications, etc.
They are cheap, efficient, and occupy less space on mobile devices. It is also efficient for native apps.
In addition to above, PWA technology utilizes APIs to create a native-style app experience within a browser.
Characteristics of PWA are progressive, responsive, connectivity, independent, app-like, fresh, secure, linkable, re-engageable, etc.
Popular platforms using PWA are Twitter Lite Social Media PWA, Trivago Hotel Booking PWA, Pinterest Social Curation PWA, and Flipkart, etc
In the absence of admin, online support is always beneficial.
A small popup window in the side of the website is programmed with artificial intelligence to answer and resolve the queries.
These are usually a customer support option that users can click on to get any help that is needed.
Unfortunately, this support option is not always 24/7.
Now there is the Chatbot option. These are used for the immediate assistance of a company’s customer support.
With the use of a Chatbot, there is no need for an actual human presence on the other end of the online support. This is because the Chatbot can be available at any time, day and night.
Characteristics of a great Chatbot are conversational maturity, Omni-capable, integrates with CRM, emotionally intelligent, autonomous reasoning, etc.
Brands are already making the most of the chatbots to delight their customers, for example, Starbucks, Lyft, Spotify, Mastercard, and Pizza Hut etc.
4. Push Notifications
Similar to mobile applications websites also sends notifications to their users. For example push notifications to generate more traffic and audience also leverage the benefits of online marketing.
It increases engagement. Push notifications inform the customers about activities and different events and offers.
Features of push notifications are powerful segmentation, behavior-based triggered campaigns, personalized notifications, A/B testing, supercharged dashboard etc.
Popular companies who are using push notifications are JetBlue, The Bump, Netflix, hotstar, Amazon, YouTube etc.
5. Static Websites
Dynamic websites are quickly dominating their static counterparts. But, it does not mean that static websites are dead. A static website is a cost-effective option for business owners.
However, the web design of static websites should be engaging and interesting for the customers.
What currently matters the most to Google and other top search engines is that the website is simple loads faster.
This will ultimately reflect in a higher ranking. Benefits of static websites are time-saving, quick to develop, cost-effective, easy indexing, etc.
6. RAIL Concept
RAIL stands for Response Animation Idle Load.
This means a website can have faster load times and better overall performance compared to other websites.
RAIL has been a design concept since 2015. But in 2018, it was associated with even better capabilities and friendly user experience.
The RAIL concept is a useful integration for both the web developer and visitors alike.
RAIL incorporates load times that are just under 1 second. Along with this smooth tap, drag, and scroll actions which make the website easier to navigate for the user, etc.
- RESPONSE – There should not be any lag between the action of the user and the
reactionof the website.
- ANIMATION – animation is the essential pillar of modern websites.
- IDLE – websites that respond and animate well often requires postponement of work.
- LOAD – load pages quickly, we aim to load under 1 second.
7. Motion UI
Motion UI is a component made up of background animations, animated statistics charts, and creative headers.
Through this helpful implementation, you can design a website that stands out from the others. Visualization is as important as the content.
A website that includes beautifully integrated features of Motion UI, is always on the high rank.
8. Browser Extensions
The need for browser extensions such as Google Chrome extensions is becoming more frequent.
But extensions are bad sometimes because of the data security and the permissions granted by the users at installation time.
The best way to use extensions is to read terms and conditions before adding them into your browser.
Only install trusted extensions from the store because extensions read your online activity.
A lot of .extensions differ from plugins in terms of source code.
The most popular extensions are LastPass, Lazarus, Form Recovery, Evernote Web Clipper, Save to Pocket, FoxClocks, etc. Others are Tab Wrangler, Adblock Plus, Checker Plus For Gmail, etc.
9. VR and AR
Virtual reality and Augmented reality technologies have endless possibilities.
Big technology brands like Apple, Facebook, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, etc are investing in these futuristic visualization technologies.
Virtual reality is a mutual computer-generated experience taking place within a simulated environment.
It uses special computer-generated sound effects which makes the virtual experience feel real.
Augmented reality, is computer-generated content superimposed on a real-world environment.
AR devices come in many forms, such as smartphones, and wearing devices, such as headsets, and smart glasses.
Uses of AR technology are video games, for example, POKEMON GO, STACK etc, and personal navigation, though there are many other uses as well.
For better User experience in future AR and VR will also be used in the representation of designs and prototypes
Tech giants who are using Augmented reality are Blippar, Microsoft, Silicon Valley startup Meta, Magic Leap, AccuVein in the medical sector, etc.
10. Single Page Applications (SPAs)
To avoid slow load time SPAs are used by Gmail, Github, and Facebook
These applications lead to better user experience because the user doesn’t have to wait.
11. Internet Of Things (IoT)
According to the predictions of the experts, there will almost 31.2 billion connected devices in 2022.
The internet of things is a system of interconnected computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people.
They are provided with unique identities with an ability to send data over a network without human attention.
An IoT ecosystem consists of web-enabled smart devices that use embedded processors, sensors and communication hardware. It collects and sends data that they acquire from their environments.
Therefore IoT helps organizations to monitor their overall business processes, improve the customer experience, generate more revenue, etc.
Companies using IoT are DHL, Konux, Nexiot, Hitachi, SAP, and Dell, etc.
13. AI And Machine Learning
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the ability of a computer program or a machine to think and learn by its past experiences. The term “artificial intelligence” means a machine that thinks like a human.
Right now every tech giant is investing a lot of money on research and development for exploring depths of artificial intelligence.
In addition to above, examples of AI in everyday life are smartphones, smart cars, and drones, social media feeds, video games, etc.
However, it is a branch of artificial intelligence that provides systems an ability to automatically learn and improve from experience.
After that, Machine learning on the self-learning of the program and the hardware will function according to it.
Common examples are Virtual personal assistants, predictions while commuting, video surveillance, and social media services, etc.
Some common uses of machine learning in everyday life are customer support, search engine result refining, product recommendations,etc
However, all these technologies will add a few concepts like real-time web apps, Google Map integration, image sharing. Functional programming will gain velocity in the year 2019 and further.
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