10 Web Development & Design Trends of 2018 That You Must Know
As we all know, 2017 draw to a close, now it’s time to look forward to 2018.
The big question on every web developer’s & designer’s mind has to be: What will be the trend in 2018?
The web development is one of the fastest growing and constantly changing fields in the technology sector.
If you want to be at the top in the development field, it’s very important to keep yourself up-to-date about the latest trends.
Alright, Here are the top Web Development and designing Trends to Watch Out For in 2018:
1. Materialize CSS Framework
Expeditiously, this framework creating a space on designers that indicating to become a trendy framework in 2018.
Here the key benefits of this framework:
- Easy to work with
- Provide many components like Parallax and Toast.
- Compatible with all the browsers
- Speeds up development process
- Focused on User Experience
There are lot more components offered by Materialize like the basic styling, transitions, custom components, and animations to build any kind of website frontend.
2. Secure Website: HTTPS
In 2018, the trust factor is going to become a bigger issue for users who land to your websites due to malicious hacking. Can visitors trust your website to download stuff or fill up a contact form? To gain the trust of visitors, HTTPS plays a very important role.
HTTPS (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) is used to encrypt the transmitted information to secure identities which leads the server to setup a secure connection with the web browser.
Here are the benefits of HTTPS:
- SSL Encrypts Sensitive Information
- Security of data & transactions on the web
- Improve ranking in the Search engines
- SSL Provides Authentication
- Create trust in your customers
- Mandatory for Accepting Payments
- Protect against Phishing
To guard the confidential transactions like online shopping and banking, HTTPS is the ideal solutions for you.https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-f1209976704e52635078e8e7a5f70c1f.webp
3. Google AMP
In 2018, more than 85% of the Internet users will be owning a smartphone and one of a study shows that mobile users usually leave a website or webpage that takes more than 3 seconds to load.
Here’s come AMP that helps to drive mobile abandonment rates down and make your life easier than before.
AMP stands for Accelerated Mobile Pages, an open source project from Google and Twitter designed to help web publishers create mobile-optimized pages that load rapidly on all devices developed.
Here are the many advantages of coding with AMP:
- Faster loading page for mobile users
- It improves server performance
- Improved search engine ranking
- Increased visibility for Publishers
- Support for Ads
AMP accomplishes this by limiting the Javescript and CSS code that allows the page to load up to 85% faster than non-AMP pages.
4. IoT – Internet of Things
IoT (Internet of Things) will dominate in 2018. One of the trusted company predicted that IoT to generate a $500B in revenues and reach to 75 billion devices by 2025.
IoT is a concept that basically connecting any physical devices with on the Internet. This includes everything from Cars, kitchen appliances, cellphones, coffee makers to washing machines, heart monitors, and almost everything you can think of.
Benefits That Will Make The Internet of Things a Trendy Topic in 2018:
- Security, Privacy, Comfort, Efficiency
- Ubiquitous networks
- Business and IT Buy-in
- Lower cost and enhanced functionality
- Less wiring and connectors
- Easily setup and maintain
It is very vital that you work with latest trend and technology to avoid getting left behind in the competition.
5. VR optimized WordPress Website
As we already know that Virtual Reality is not a new innovation for the society. However, Virtual Reality optimized website seemed to be an upcoming trend in 2018.
The WordPress has grabbed the opportunity to utilize this technology on our website with the simple use of a plugin.
Presently, the WordPress is running around 30% of the entire internet and holds more than 15.5 million page views every month. And believe me or not the same report shares that every second 19 blog posts are published on WordPress websites.
Here are the future predictions about VR Technology:
- A virtual website can give online customers better experience
- A 360 view of a product
- It can be used for training purposes
- Virtual tours of a business environment
VR technology will lure your potential audience if we used in a right way because it provides your potential customers an amazing web experience.
6. Single-page websites:
Single-page websites also known as Pageless & Parallax websites; have become the latest buzz and hottest trend in web development industry. One of a recent study over the internet indicates that people most likely to stay and scroll-down the entire page instead of click through multiple pages.
This Pageless solution easy to scroll on a mobile device and allows the developer to put all the content onto one long scrollable page. Web designers can easily structure the content and remove any clutter.
Here are the benefits of Single-page Website:
- Simplicity, seamless, and easy to digest
- Mobile-friendly; looks great on all devices
- Higher conversion rates
- Decreases bounce rates
- Easy to maintain
- Search engine friendly
- Very affordable
The best part is one-page website makes it possible for anyone who looking to have a website.
7. Push Notifications for Websites
Our prediction is that Push notifications might be a big trend in 2018; the designers will use this technology more and more on the website.
As we already aware with of smartphone push notification, where you receive a message from an app or friend. Same like app push notifications, website enable or ask to send a notification to visitors. In simple words, visitors allowed to have a virtual conversation with you.
Here are the benefits of Push Notifications:
- Instant Notification – No need to check emails. Get on the desktop
- No Mobile App Required – Work on all web browsers
- Reach web visitors without knowing their contact details
- Higher conversion rates
- Easily manageable for a non-technical person.
- The notifications are hard for visitors to miss.
The push-notifications are getting big space in web industry. To increase a user engagement, you have a chance to embrace this technology in 2018.
8. PHP 7
PHP will continue to be a popular language for website development; More than 80% of all websites are built with PHP.
The recent major update of the PHP 7.2 has multiple features and speed three times faster than Previous Versions. However, it quite harder for older applications to switch to the new version.
The PHP7 version going to be the next big trend in 2018 for web development. Here are some benefits of PHP7 Benefits:
- Higher load capacity
- Performance & Speed
- Scalar Type Declarations
- Asynchronous programming support
- Lesser memory usage
- Support for emoji and universal characters
This flexible version provides various add-ons and extensions and supports both database management systems as well as open source databases.
9. Online Client Chatbotsl
2018 is the time of Chatbots and the prediction is indicating that 76% of all client cooperation will take the Chatbot automation’s help till 2020.
This technology is becoming an absolute necessity for every website; whether you provide a mobile, gadgets, toys or services based business.
As per statistics, 80% of users with texting capabilities are millennial and they having a positive perception of an organization that provides text capability.
Here are the lists of industries where Chatbot can provide better customer experience:
- Online banking
- Travel and flights booking
- Services based business
2018 Chatbot trends indicate that how the web development experience will morph in the coming years. So let us drive our attention on best user experiences to take Chatbot to the next level!
10. RAIL: User-Centric Performance
RAIL is a user-centric performance model that turns the user’s experience into key actions. RAIL’s aims to help designers and developers ensure a better user experience for each of these actions.
Every web application has four different aspects to its life cycle, and performance measure into them in distinct ways:
- Response: It’s about how quick reaction happens after any action
- Animation: The ideal rate of 60 frames per second for video animations, dragging, scrolling, etc.
- Idle: The work/task being done in the background
- Load: The reaction should have happened under 1 second for the initial action
How RAIL helps the developers and designers to achieve their goals to provides a good user experienced? Here are the benefits:
- • RAIL turn UX into actions (like tap, drag, scroll, and etc)
- • RAIL offers performance aims for said actions
- • RAIL provides a structure for thinking about execution
RAIL gradually becoming a web development trends of 2018.
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