Internet has now become a hub for a number of activities. People shop, read news, do banking as well as search for information on a day-to-day basis. For the same reason, the demand for web development is rising high as never before and so developers have a good scope to test their skills.
With 2016 nearly to end, it is really exciting to see what 2017 has in store for the developers. The developers have keep their ear sharp and are keen to get their hand on these newest trends. So some of the web development trends to expect in 2017 are:
Artificial intelligence has always been the talk of the town. With big guns like Google, Facebook and Wikipedia have already made use of the AI to improve the search engine results as well as remove damaged articles from the web, it has more to offer.
AI has paved path for website creation with the help of necessary tools. One such tool is The Grid where Molly the website designer with AI will create you an amazing website after getting answers for a few questions. The website created this way can be updated innumerable times till you get the desired result. Sounds great, right?
Virtual reality has already brought a wave in the gaming industry. With more and more companies coming up with new possibilities there is no stopping for this technology. Companies like Mozilla and Google has understood the scope and started to work on VR APIs to bring it on web. Seeing the popularity of the VR, I expect more applications to be built using the technology in 2017.
3.Internet of Things
This simply means to bring the non-internet devices or objects under an internet connectivity. This will help to collect some data, send and receive it. For example, this can be a kettle or toaster, motor sensors on concrete slabs etc.
Technically, here web development service is not directly applied to the services but, is used to built applications to get and analyze the data. Even though IoT is gaining immense popularity, there are some security concerns related to it.
Rails 5 hit the market in mid-2016 and is expected to gain speed in 2017. Rail 5 comes with some of the amazing features that can excite the website developers. They are:
ActionCable – Create active applications on real-time with ActionCable using the web sockets.
5.Angular 2 and more
6.Yarn package manager
Package managers are one of the important tools for web development. Using this tool, developers can easily install, configure, update and uninstall code modules. Everything happens within the application by communicating with the code module registry.
The popular package managers available in the market are Bower and NPM. The new package manager Yarn is expected to counter the issues like consistency, security and performance that Facebook has experienced with NPM.
7.Static website generators
Static website generators built websites that have no real-time data or content. They are stored on files rather than on the database. Improved speed, security, better ways to handle traffic, ease of deployment, etc. are few benefits of the static websites generated using Jekyll generator.
With the popularity of APIs and Content Delivery Networks increasing and making it easy to deploy templates, it could be quite interesting to see the role of static website generators.
8.Web design evolution
No doubt web designs are going to see major changes during 2017. This includes the use of big and bold typography, movement-based interfaces and inclusion of videos and visuals.
Remember that web is a place which keeps on improving and updating. Nothing is static here. So here I am looking forward towards the positive implementation of these as well as new web development trends to come up in 2017!
Christopher Meloni is a Marketing Manager at Kodematix. Apart from his profession, he also has a passion of blogging and he likes to explore new and innovative methods of marketing within his field. Connect with Christopher on Twitter.