We are at the end of year 2016 and about to start a fresh new year with fresh new possibilities in the world of digital communication. Now it’s time to take a look at the near future.
With new frameworks, powerful development tools and evolving technologies, the year 2017 looks very promising for web developers. Considering the web development trends and predictions for 2016, one thing is obvious – Web developers are serious to make the process of website development easier and simpler and at the same time are willing to focus on newer technologies that improve the user experience of web browsing.
Here are our predictions on the top web development trends for 2017.
Full-screen navigation design
Full-screen navigation design improves the user experience on mobile devices. When a users navigate a website on their mobile phone, they often comes across a registration form. As per traditional workflow, users are forced to fill out the form in that congested space. This scenario is about to change. With the new trend, as they taps on the registration form, the form jumps to a full-screen size, enabling the user to fill out the form in a more spacious, natural way. More and more web developers and designers are developing responsive sites with full-screen navigation in mind and this trend is going to continue.
Advanced platforms generates new responsive design
A lot of new tech appears to the market every month that pushes the old technology away, but not right away. New technologies just introduce their first applications but it is the year long development in 2016 that sets the stage for the coming years. Responsive design will no longer be restricted to mobile responsiveness only. There are already a new line of screens and integrated wearable gadgets like Apple watch, Google Glass and Oculus Rift which will require some form of responsive content as well. The more these technologies continue to grow in popularity, the more relevant the responsive design becomes.
2017 will see a rise in new apps that work in real-time. Real-time feedback is rapidly becoming more common in desktop and mobile apps. In the same way, live streaming will also become increasingly common in the social media marketing world as the broadband technology will become cheaper and reach out to the mass increasingly. Real-time is the new future of the digital communication.
Foundation for Apps framework
Foundation for Apps is an upcoming single page app framework. This framework enables quick and easy responsive web app creation, facilitating developers to start writing code that’s unique to the application right away. With its positioning capabilities and clean code – the potential of Foundation for Apps which was introduced in late 2014 – has yet to be discovered. Silicon valley will surely watch a lot of tech companies using this advanced responsive front-end framework in upcoming years.
Bypassing of advertisement blocking
With the frequent use of advertisement-blocking plugins, website owners are losing money very fast. In 2016 alone, UK ad blocking grew by 82% and reached 12 million active users. This affected the advertising revenues of big media publishers. In 2017, tech companies will do their best to minimize the effect of ad blocking. A number of new techniques will emerge that will neglect the effect of ad-blocking plugins. One can expect the sites to come up with innovative and persuasive ways of showing advertisements to their users as well.