We’ve come a long way since the days of Geocities and Anglefire. The one thing that seems to be constant in this world of web development is the change. So what will the future look like? What are the current trends now? What will they be? There’s a lot happening, but here’s a breakdown of some of the bigger things.
If you haven’t heard of Vue or VueJS, you may be already behind in the tech world. Vue launched in 2014 and has grown exponentially in popularity, being taken on by companies like Expedia and Nintendo. While it’s primary growth originated in China, it’s taken off globally and is used by web developers all over the world.
With the amount of browsers out there, sometimes it’s important to know who you’re building for. What browser represents your target audience and how long will it take for others to catch on. That trend is finally changing, as the companies themselves are incorporating browser extensions from different browsers into their own. Firefox is using Chrome extensions and Edge extensions are being used on Firefox. The world is becoming a little simpler for web developers everywhere.
Since everyone always has their faces buried deep in their phones, it’s no wonder Trends that Define the Future of Web Development is totally depend on how we design websites. Web apps are becoming more progressive and featuring more of the design and feel you get from mobile apps. People are trying to integrate into what you find more familiar and helpful. Restricted homepage content is just one of many facets that are changing this big web idea.
The final and probably most important thing that there is always a consistent focus on is mobile web development. Cell phones are no longer compact. They no longer flip open and closed. Instead of the screen being the feature, the screen is the entire phone. No one uses computers for basic Google searches or internet content, they use their phones. With that in mind, the need for mobile-friendly websites and better navigated home pages has never been needed more. In addition to that, phone screens are increasing in size, forcing developers to consider the placement of their content and how easy it will be to navigate with the thumb or the finger. Mobile web development is clearly the future of an industry that can’t seem to pick the perfect size for its content. Perhaps one day, up in space we can all just have computers in our eyeballs and the web developers on earth will be formatting these same sites again.