Web development is a crucial aspect of online business and entertainment. According to a Netcraft survey, there are 200 million active websites, but the total number of sites (active and inactive) is about 10 times as much.
There are so many opportunities out there for a web development agency, but having such a large pool of resources means that there’s intense competition in the industry. To stay ahead, web development companies must keep up with the latest trends.
Here are seven web development trends to watch in 2019.
1. Intelligent Chatbots
Chatbots are changing the way companies handle customer service. They’re available 24/7, and they can provide quick answer to customer questions.
Intelligent chatbots rely on artificial intelligence to provide a seamless experience.
Chatbots are becoming increasingly common on business and e-commerce websites. In 2019, that trend is likely to continue.
2. Motion UI
Web users of today prefer simple, minimalistic graphics on web pages, but they want those graphics to be captivating.
Static images and flash-based graphics are becoming a thing of the past.
Motion UI allows developers to provide the captivating imagery web users crave. The demand for intuitive motion UI will continue to drive its popularity this year and in the years to come.
3. Single-Page Applications
Single-page applications, or SPAs, are a big trend in 2019, and it's a trend that will likely continue for the foreseeable future. SPAs are easier to navigate, they have simplistic designs, and they’re quick to load.
SPAs are long web pages void of complex navigation and menus. They run well on both mobile and desktop platforms.
4. Enriched Designs
Simplicity and functionality have been key trends in web development for years, but there’s a shift towards the use of images, shapes and animations to meet user demands for vibrant web designs.
Graphics are quickly taking the place of text content, and the demand for engaging graphics will only increase in 2019.
5. Push Notifications
Push notifications have been tremendously successful with mobile apps. Now, that trend is moving over to the web. Push notifications are quickly replacing email newsletters. They're easier to manage for all parties involved.
Push notifications are now being used to notify users about new content, personalized promotions and special offers. The easy accessibility and usability will continue to drive this trend forward in 2019.
6. Progressive Web Apps
Progressive web apps (PWAs) combine browsers, website and mobile applications into one package. Essentially, a progressive web app is a website that functions almost like a mobile app. Brands who have switched from websites to progressive web apps have seen significant improvements in conversion rates and user engagement.
PWAs are quick to load, which meets the speed demands of users. 54% of users will abandon a site if it takes more than 3 seconds to load, according to Google.
7. Low Code Development
Thanks to advancements, it’s easier to develop and deploy web developments. Low code development facilities allow for high-quality websites to be created without any coding knowledge.
Low code developments will continue to be a major trend in 2019, as more companies prefer them over the conventional web development process.
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