Keeping up with trends can be exhausting, and even more so when we’re dealing with the increasingly mercurial web technology landscape in the digital age. Software connoisseurs and business owners alike are always excited to learn about how they can incorporate the latest tech.
In 2019, the latest web development trends promises modern innovation along with a dizzying array of fresh ideas. In this article we’ll look at FIVE new tech trends that can improve your website.
1. Web Development Frameworks
A web development framework is a set of code libraries that provide developers with off-the-rack solutions for repetitive, time-consuming undertakings, such as creating forms, tables, or menus on a site – TMS.com
Another framework, Yii, utilizes the programming Language php5 and is great for debugging and app testing. It’s also very simple to use which is always a bonus.
2. Artificial Intelligence
50 years ago artificial intelligence (AI) was synonymous with ultra-futuristic web development technologies and a pipe dream held by science fiction fanatics. Since then, massive strides made by AI software developers means these dreams are now a reality and are ready to be implemented.
It goes without saying that AI has a long way to go before it achieves its goals of complete and seamless integration. But software such as AI chatbots, virtual assistants (Alexa, Siri and Cortana) and voice search have already become a part of mainstream use – with much more to come. This year, with the help of Machine Learning and Artificial Neural Network, experts are predicting the prevalence of AI to continue to rise.
3. Progressive Web App
Progressive web apps (PWA) are websites that use modern tech to deliver the look and feel of a mobile app. By combining the best aspects of both native and web applications, the result is a unique user experience – without even having to download an app! Sounds great, right?
The hidden URL in PWA’s gives the user a full-screen experience in your web browser, as well as push notifications being available too. Don’t forget about faster loading times, improved performance AND less data usage! They are a great option for businesses that don’t have the budget to invest in a stand-alone mobile app.
4. Motion UI
Making use of motion UI is a creative way of bringing a website to life. Dynamic graphics and creative CTA’s are a few examples of how a website developer can showcase their skills and tell a visual story, breaking up the usual monotony of text based websites.
The creators responsible for the front-end framework Foundation, ZURB, have made animation library Motion UI open source. Allowing you to easily access it for creative transitions and animations in any project.
5. Static Web Page
A wise man once said, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Sometimes, simplicity is key; and with static web design, you could argue that web technology is reverting to its roots.
Static websites are safe, fast and inexpensive. Sure, they might not have the complex navigation of today’s dynamic web design, but there are times when this isn’t even necessary. Built using HTML code, they are also easier to assemble than dynamic web pages, as they adopt a one-size-fits-all principle – there is no customization from user to user. Simply read information like you would a newspaper on a single page. The downside is there is no available real-time user content such as comments, which is a big miss in today’s website landscape.
Welcome to the Future
Any business can develop a website. That part is easy. Developing a great website takes nous that only comes after the extensive research of your competitors and analysis of current trends. Web development trends move quickly so it would be wise to be constantly looking out for interesting changes that would suit your business. Good luck!