As all developers are aware, web development is a dynamic business where standing still is the last thing to do. Every day newer improvements are being introduced to put a website together and make it a super cool one. As 2016 draws to a close, let’s take a look at the emerging web development trends that a good website development company should focus on in 2017.
These 7 trends have already picked pace across the world, and you should be clued in too.
1. Open cart for E-Commerce Web Sites
E-commerce has redefined the way we shop and design changes are constantly being introduced to make the shopping experience better for customers. It has been predicted that Open Cart will take over the traditional platforms such as Magento. Open Cart makes a deadly cocktail of easy usage and powerful eCommerce functionality and has rolled it into an affordable package.
Open Cart is fast becoming popular with developers as it is easy to set up and use, even though it is limited at the higher end. It is available for download for free and can be integrated with free software support and upgrades. The platform is easy to host and download and is light weight. The control panel allows for simple administration thanks to its intuitive nature. Information and tutorials can be gotten easily by web developers in India. Most importantly, it offers numerous payment gateways as options such as WorldPay, SagePay, PayPal and Web Payment software.
2. Angular JS
The countdown for making static pages obsolete has begun and features like Angular JS is what is responsible for it. While HTML is amazing at declaring static documents, it becomes less handy when declaring web-applications’ dynamic views. Angular JS provides a toolset for building frameworks that are suited to app development. It is completely extensible and works wonders with other libraries. Its features can be replaced or modified for suiting feature needs and development work flow. AngularJS allows website design and development company to extend HTML vocab for applications. The environment thus created is highly readable and expressive and swift to develop.
3. Open UI technology
4. Motion UI, animation and videos instead of static images
Gone are the days when an image could excite web crawlers. This is the age of animation, videos and GIFs. Motion UI is the catchphrase for web development companies in India to swear by. It is a Sass library which is one of three sections of Foundation for Apps laid by Zurb. Developers swear by it for creating CSS transitions and animation. Motion UI allows the transitions on an app to be rich and smooth with pre-defined motion.
More and more developers are using Motion UI as it allows prototypes of animated elements to be seamlessly integrated into websites. This would definitely do away with the usage of static images in 2017.
5. Material Design
Touted as Google’s conceptual design philosophy, Material Design outlines the way an app should look and perform on wireless devices. It deconstructs all bits- layouts, style and animation and provides guidance on usability, components and patterns.
Material Design has turned into a leading visual philosophy when it comes to designing. Designers are using it in different ways, particularly when it comes to layered interfaces. Layering allows one to stack different elements for creating a single experience which is a sight for sore eyes and is functional. Material Design is definitely defining the way people view and interact with different interfaces thanks to its clear usability guidelines and design.
6. One page websites
We have already bid farewell to the days when websites had several tabs and pages for a user to get confused over. One page websites have become the #1 choice for on-trend, modern companies. They look amazing and are easy to open on smartphone and other handheld devices. Scrolling through them is easier. Top web development companies make use of them for developing sites for single services. More and more people are opting for them. However, a lot of developers believe that there is an SEO challenge for them, as they entail only one meta description and one title tag. However, come 2017 and workarounds for them would be there too.
7. Use of Parallax effects
Parallax effects are like those things that you have used or referred to often without knowing the right term. It is one of the best ways of adding an extra dimension layer to a website. Parallax effects can be used for adding an amazing 3D effect to a website. In fact, it can now be gotten from the New Wix Editor.
We predict that these seven trends will definitely rock the web development world. Who knows what else will come up at the turn of the year!