Web Development Trends to Be Aware Of | Wave Interactive

We may be half way done with 2019, but it’s never too late to have an understanding of what trends are coming up and impacting the world of web. That’s why we’ve put together this list of top web development trends for 2019 and beyond! Read on to see where your attention needs to be focused as you create/expand your site.

Bots

What are bots? Bots can be classified as any software application that runs repetitive tasks. Wikipedia states that bots, “…perform tasks that are both simple and structurally repetitive, at a much higher rate than would be possible for a human alone.” And, as both society and technology advances, the need for these bots will only increase.

Chances are you’ve interacted with bots before. From phone automation to chat bots on a site, this technology will only continue to grow. In fact, 85% of customer interactions will be handled without a human agent by 2020.

Moving forward, with the help of new advances in machine learning, and other research and studies, these bots move closer to being more human like. They will interact with us through site chats, customer service lines, and beyond all the while adapting to empathy and the basic understanding of human feeling and interactions.

Mobile

Mobile optimization is huge and will only continue to grow. That means, your site needs to be prepared by being mobile friendly and accessible. So, what should you be looking out for? When it comes to both content and design you need:

  • Image and video responsiveness
  • Text visibility
  • Interactivity
  • Load speed
  • User experience

As mobile usage and searching reaches the 5 billion mark this year, is your site ready? Many companies have even opted to focus on mobile design first rather than desktop. However, it should be noted that since these two interfaces are so different they both deserve equal attention and optimization in order to perform at their very best.

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UI

UI, or user interface, covers anything by which the user and computer system interact with each other. Again, as technology evolves, this aspect of interactive web design is crucial for your website. This means an increase in Motion UI – a sustainable library that allows the seamless transition effects on the user interface. This library enables developers to animate content as easy as possible even without having a solid foundation in JavaScript or jQuery library.

Cybersecurity

Technology means breaches, threats, and hacking so it’s no wonder that with all this advancement cybersecurity has to keep up. However, the severity of the cases can make it difficult to be fully prepared. What does this mean for your site? Here are some interesting cybersecurity statistics:

“If you install one Nest device in your home, you should at a minimum review one thousand privacy contracts.” – Shoshana Zuboff

As we move further into the world of technology, your site and web development tactics need to adjust to the times. Want to ensure you never fall behind? Contact Wave Interactive today to see how we can help you stay on top of the latest trends!