Web development is undoubtedly one of the most dynamic industries of today. There is always something going on, such as the transition from static websites to mobile responsive apps.
Staying on top of these trends can be daunting, especially for companies that use custom digital solutions. But the hard truth is, overlooking these drifts might hurt your conversion rates as most people associate the internet with innovation and futuristic ideas.
So here are the top 3 web development trends to look out for in 2019.
Though containerization is not a new trend, the tech has been growing rapidly. Think of it as a backend builder that works like WordPress or Clickfunnels. And its primary purpose is to create repeatable and consistent server-side code.
In a nutshell, containers make development, testing, and production of digital solutions seamless. They also slash development time by almost half, and that makes custom software development cheaper. Not only that, but software built with containers are relatively easy to scale and troubleshoot.
2. Progressive Web Apps (PWA)
According to Google, people spend more time on apps than mobile sites, but mobile websites have 12x as many visitors as apps. And that suggests only one thing – people prefer using apps but don’t want to go through the hassle of installing one.
A PWA is a website that delivers an app-like experience to users. It runs on any browser, is responsive to all screen sizes and works offline. So users can save their favourite PWAs on their browsers and enjoy an app-like experience without installing the actual app. Google seems to be a big fan of this innovation.
3. Single page sites
It’s no secret that the concentration level of internet users has been diminishing over the last couple of years.
So, if website visitors need to load your website several times to navigate, you will probably have a huge bounce rate.
Single page applications, on the other hand, load only one time – like desktop applications. They provide a snappier experience to users, and that goes a long way in improving the conversion rate.