57% of medium-sized business owners plan to spend money on a new and improved website in 2019.
And each year, new trends and technologies shape the environment that web developers find themselves in. One year is marked by static websites, another by mobile responsiveness, and another still by chatbots.
Keeping up with all of those changes is enough to discourage most companies. But that’s why you’re here. Because you refuse to be discouraged and you know the importance of preparing for the future. Since over half of business owners are planning to improve their website, it’s not unlikely that that’s the case with your own business. To keep up, you need to know the web development trends and technologies that will shape 2020.
Here are the top eight.
1. Modular design and lower development costs
Responsive design and the rise of mobile users
3. Chatbots and customer support
4. Accelerated mobile pages and load speed
5. Voice search optimization
6. API-first design and streamlined workloads
7. Motion UI and suffering attention spans
8. Artificial intelligence and cybersecurity
Modular design and lower development costs
Modular CSS is a collection of principles for writing code that is performant and maintainable at scale. It originated with developers at Yahoo and Yandex as a way to address the challenges of maintaining a large codebase. Some of the guidelines were controversial when introduced, but have since come to be recognized as best practices.
A. OOCSS – Nicole Sullivan/Yahoo
B. BEM – .block-name__element–modifier Google uses it
C. SMACSS – Jonathan Snook
All this doesn’t necessarily lower development cost but lowers maintenance cost.
Accelerated mobile pages and load speed
Google’s mobile-first indexing now powers over half of Google’s search results. Enough said.
Speed = SEO = Money
API-first design and streamlined workloads
small and medium sized businesses, this means Vue.js sitting on top of headless WordPress. Ton of work out there right now.
This post was written by hackya