We’ve seen many web development trends come and go. What has not gone, however, is the deliberate movement pages to get back to the basics without unnecessary features.
The days of cluttered websites overflowing with information have passed, and they’re being replaced by an increased focus on simplicity and user interface. Let’s get back to the basics and see 5 hot Web development trends we know you’ll keep seeing in months to come:
- Motion UI
This is an emerging trend and we will see a lot more of in the new year, Foundation for Apps already implemented strong visual feedback using animation. Google’s Material Design is an emerging trend which we’ll no doubt see a lot more of, along with Motion UI, probably helped along by frameworks like the Polymer Project.
- The rise of Node.js
- WebGL 3D will become increasingly popular as browsers continue to increase in speed and capability. Powered by frameworks like three.js, we are hoping to see more applications of this awesome technology in-browser.
- ServiceWorker magic for offline web-app use
- Single page applications
Following the growth in popularity of the above-mentioned technologies, we’ll see more single page applications being produced. We would also love to see more solutions to some of the challenges which building these apps present in the new year.
- The rise of Instagram
Instagram recently passed Twitter in their number of users, but does this mean a movement away from micro-blogging and an increase in the popularity of image sharing applications? We hope to see more creative ways to share images and videos as new technology becomes available. We should also keep an eye out for developments and trends within other image-based sharing applications like Pinterest and SnapChat.