The only predictable thing in this world is change. Modification in existing practices is bound to happen, presumably due to dynamic market demands and refinement in techniques.
Web development domain is no exception. Due to constant improvement in frameworks, technologies and tools, new trends emerge, even the top web development companies find it difficult to keep up with the transforming pace.
It is imperative for web developers and technology professionals to stay abreast with latest trends and modern dynamics of the development landscape.
Knowing the forthcoming trends can help you gain an advantage over your competition as you can plan and act accordingly to avoid hassles that may come your way.
Making you aware of what’s happening and what will influence the future, we have a list of web development trends for 2017.
1. Conversational interfaces and chatbots
Bots were designed to add a sense of simplicity and automation in our everyday routine. Who knew they’d be influential in handling customer queries by clearing doubts in real-time without human help. Further, helping businesses in knowing their customers better by studying the past user behavior, communication threads and frequently asked questions.
Businesses are keen to integrate chatbots in their systems to enhance user satisfaction and solve queries in a flash. This trend is likely to see a spike in the coming days as well.
2. Artificial Intelligence
AI is another technology that is hard to resist for organizations, especially because of the gateway of immeasurable opportunities it opens. The implementation of AI not only makes procedures simple but also aids in accomplishing tasks with perfection. Leading tech giants like Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple and more are exploring ways to incorporate AI into their existing processes, which asserts us to consider it in a long run.
3. Motion UI
The need of the hour is to engross users and keep them glued to your brand without annoying them with unnecessary elements or events. The use of Motion UI is beginning to build momentum keeping a check on users’ mindset. Motion UI is a SaaS library for creating dynamic UI transitions and animations.
With a handy start-up kit, it provides developers to get off the blocks with ease compiling visual content that captures viewers’ attention from the word go.
Information presented in the form of visuals attracts more users than stills that take user engagement to an altogether new level. That is why its adoption rate has surged in the recent past. Businesses will continue to use Motion UI while new organizations will soon join in.
4. Static website generators
A new mechanism which is expected to pick up the pace is static website generators. Most popular being Jekyll, Middleman, Roots, and Hugo help developers to build websites quickly and smartly from plain text stored in files rather than a database.
Websites generated using above-mentioned tools are easy to deploy, secured against breaches and are quick to get your business up and running.
5. Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality is not limited to mobile devices and gaming consoles. Mozilla has brought VR magic to browsers including desktops and mobiles. It has released WebVR that will transform your usual web experience into an outstanding VR experience. It will allow VR content to be published to the web easily and instantly, consumable by a potent VR device.
Google is also working on APIs to transform existing applications into VR-powered tech pieces. The future is bright and we expect more companies and more VR-enabled apps to circulate in the coming months.
6. Collaboration techniques and tools
Collaboration is one of the crucial aspects of website development. The main reason that projects do not complete within deadlines is the lack of communication and collaboration within departments of an organization. This is likely to get aside as startups are working on new tools that will not only make collaboration among teams more effective but will enhance productivity and quality of output.
Consumer demands are ever-changing and so are the development trends. We have listed the top seven web development trends that you, as a web developer and the website owner, should know so that you can devise plans accordingly to satisfy your clients.
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