Many smart developers today are on the lookout for different approaches to adapt to the ever-changing needs of web technologies. With the launch of the website trends, various opportunities emerge.
No one ever thought what the web trends would be like after two decades. Who knows what will be the upcoming advancements in the future?
Learning the latest web development trends, including the backend, front-end and offsite developments, can put on top of the game. Being an expert in this field will help you achieve better job opportunities in the coming years.
Below are some of the 2019 front-end web development trends that you should be aware of (part 1).
#1 Progressive website apps
To be responsive is no longer a top priority. Current websites should be progressive. When we speak of progressive web apps, these involve websites that use native mobile apps. The website designs are created depending on the browser's needs and compatible with the screen size and the user’s device specs. As they seek to conform to the native device capacities to work, progressive web apps are expected to function offline. Enterprises that shifted from conventional websites to progressive web apps have attained better customer conversions and engagement.
#2 Frontend frameworks
In case you are not yet familiar with frontend framework such as React, Angular or Vue.js, to develop your existing projects, 2019 is the best year to start anew. These frameworks provide necessary tools to enhance your website development processes and focus more on the optimization of the overall user experience.
#3 Static and single-page websites
Several frameworks such as Gatsby, Jekyll or Hugo can instantly create simple static web pages. These pages work faster and are more secure compared to their dynamic counterparts. You can integrate great content to the static pages by using APIs and Markdown. For the tech-savvy, you can switch your online site to a single page.
#4 GraphQL can Substitute REST APIs#
Created by Facebook, GraphQL is considered a query language that can easily replace REST APIs. This can be employed to decouple your frontend from your backend and enhance the efficiency of your server.
#5 Cross-platform apps
When surfing the web, most users take more than one device. In the U.S. alone, about 30% of American online users have a smartphone, desktop computer, and tablet. Developing apps that run across different devices is vital. Frameworks such as Electron and Ionic can very helpful in this area.
#6 Web components
Stencil, an example of a web component compiler makes it easy in creating your customized elements. These components can be reused, where they come very handy for future tasks.
#7 Serverless apps
In 2018, managing your own server is common. For 2019, serverless frameworks, such as Nuclio, allow you to use cloud technology to help your unload your tasks, enhance scaling, and save costs for unused resources. Several cloud providers such as AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure employ serverless services.
#8 Machine learning
#9 Customer service chatbots
AI has evolved where bots can respond to the customers’ queries and provide solutions to the problems more efficiently compared to humans. In Gartner’s forecast, a 70% increase is seen in the total revenues for the AI industry by the end of 2019. This requires you to be part of the bandwagon to stay competitive.
#10 Blockchain technology
Blockchains are necessary for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin to perfectly work well. Most web developers are simply realizing recently the full advantage of this technology. Distributed ledgers offer more security while increasing their capacity to authorize hundreds of transactions simultaneously. Giant firms such as IBM, Microsoft, and Amazon are on the verge of exploring innovative approaches in employing blockchains this year.
#11 Advantage of push notifications vs. newsletters
Push notifications are no longer restricted to mobile apps. Currently, they are being used to replace the daily email newsletters. Most online users and developers have a preference for discreet notifications on their toolbar than having to sort out cluttered inboxes.