‘The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change’ holds true especially for the web development industry. Web application development is evolving every second and 2018 will be no different. User expectations are rising, and it is more critical than ever to design and build digital experiences that are intuitive, seamless, engaging, and inspiring.
To keep with the changing times and user expectations, here are the top web development trends that you need to look out for in 2018.
Single Page Websites
Single page websites are gaining popularity owing to its simplicity and ease of use. As all the content is displayed on a single page, these websites are clutter free and keep users away from any complexities. Users need not scroll thought multi-level menu, tons of text, and a huge amount of information to find what they are looking for. They are perfect for companies or individuals who want to showcase their projects or portfolio without creating a distraction.
Mobile app notifications let you be in touch with your users and give them every update. For example, if you are providing a discount on your products or updated a blog post, your users will be notified instantly. Push notifications will get more personalized in 2018, updating customers what they want to know about your products and services.
Progressive Web Apps Will Dominate
Progressive web apps look like native mobile apps but with the functionality and design of mobile apps and works without being connected to the internet. When the user saves the shortcut of the website on the home screen, the website information is stored as a cache that allows the app to load immediately. It proves a smooth experience for users and will enable them to browse information even when they are disconnected.
The multilingual website will become a norm for business owners having a global business and who are targeting users globally. It will help you attract users whose first language is not English. A multilingual website will give a broader reach and help you reach a wide range of users.
Customer Service ChatBots
Chatbots have been in the mainstream for past two years and have become more dominant in the recent years. The customer service Chabot will evolve in 2018 and will ensure flawless communication with the users who demand better customer services. The customer service Chatbot will be an integral part of every website, whether it is a web development solutions website, e-commerce website, or a service website.
AMP is becoming mainstream
As mobile devices cross over 60% of bandwidth utilization on the planet AMP is becoming more and more prevalent. 2018 will see this technology get mainstream and go well beyond the news and blogs.