The web development industry has been constantly evolving since the inception of the internet. And now it’s 2018. The year anticipated to open up new dimensions of the web development with futuristic technologies like Blockchain, AR/VR and IOT. The year has already begun but there is still a long way. Being a top-tier web development company in India, we have made a list of top web development trends that the industry is going to witness in 2018.
1. Progressive Web Apps(PWAs)
5. Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
6. Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots
7. Motion UI
8. Secure Socket Layer(SSL)
PWAs are taking over the mobile web industry. Since many years, developers are trying to provide flawless web experience on mobile. The solution came up as Progressive Web App. Here the concept is to provide native app-like features and experience on web pages. Many corporate behemoths like Twitter, Pinterest, Alibaba and Forbes has already adopted this trend and has reaped the rewards. PWAs are considered as the future of mobile web app development.
With manufacturers making the hardware such as Hololens, Meta and MagicLeap available, the web scene in 2018 is going to change tremendously. AR and VR are unleashing a whole new level of user experience by extending web beyond the flat screens. The new trends seem to indulge the user into the web content with VR as well as blend the content into the user’s environment with AR.
The renowned web browsers like Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer have already started working on to integrate the VR with their web browsers.
Blockchain, the next big paradigm after the internet is rising as a dominant trend in web development in 2018. The same technology powering the cryptocurrencies addresses many issues of our current web such as inefficiency and vulnerability.
The blockchain is a trusted, decentralized ledger of the business logic that is shared peer-to-peer. This means it is not governed by a single party but is distributed among the parties who need it. This makes it even immutable as one can not tamper the data among decentralized users. Considering the essence and the features of Blockchain it is going to revolutionize the web forever.
Responsiveness across different devices plays a vital role in providing better user experience and Google’s AMP is the open-source library that helps to do it. AMP is a simple way to optimize web pages to provide smooth and swift content on the mobile. It helps to cut down the page load time along with the providing smooth content to the user.
There is no doubt that what we used to see in the science-fi movies of the 60s has now become reality. The mobile app development has already stepped into the world of AI(artificial intelligence) driven applications and now AI is one of the web development trends of 2018.
The AIs are now helping online chatbots to get smarter through machine learning. Chatbots are not a new concept. But one thing we all can agree on is that chatbots we interacted with in past were not smart enough. Integrating AIs with chatbots is definitely make the user interaction better.
Gaudy UIs are out and minimalistic Web UIs are gaining more popularity. Here the Motion UI comes in to add little embellishments that breathe some life to the simple web pages.
You can adopt this new trend to your website with this Motion UI Saas library by Zurb.
Last but not the least SSL certificate in the web URL will be the trend and a required standard for the websites. Since past two decades, the web is built on HTTP-Hypertext Transfer Protocol. However, it is not secure and the information transferred between the user and server is vulnerable. In order to make the web more secure SSL certificate is a must.
Once your website gets an SSL certificate an “s” will be displayed next to http denoting your web app is secure. Many prominent browsers such as Chrome and Mozzila are have started marking HTTP sites with password fields as not secure.
The web development industry will never be the same. You see a trend today and a new one arrives tomorrow. But one common thing common among these trends is that they all elevate the user experience and the business to a new height. So, powering your website with the above trends in 2018 will definitely give you an edge over your competitors.
Hope you are benefited reading it. If you find any of the above trends amusing and would like to incorporate it into your website then feel free to contact us for any inquiries. We are a top web development company delivering world-class web solutions to our clients.