The Latest Web Development Trends


As we move towards the second half of 2020, what can we expect in terms of web development and design trends?

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

Load speed is king, queen AND country when it comes to web development. It’s everything. This is why at Rivia Digital, we can’t get enough of Accelerate Mobile Pages. All of our blog content is built with an AMP version in mind but what is it?

In a nutshell, an Accelerate Mobile Page is a stripped-back version of your webpage to ensure that it loads almost immediately on a mobile device. Forget all those complicated widgets that drop your download speed by 5 seconds, simply start anding AMP into your life. If you know that WordPress is the best option for your small business, there are some helpful plugins you can use. If you’d like some additional advice on where to start with web design and website speed, feel free to get in touch.

Responsive websites

This has been around for a while but that doesn’t make it any less important. Responsive websites – it’s essential website for all devices. It doesn’t matter how your website is viewed, it will adjust itself, respond effectively to look more aesthetically pleasing. But why is it one of the latest trends in web development?

Easy.

We’re noticing more and more the split in how much traffic is coming through to websites and from where. It’s coming close to a 50/50 split between desktop and mobile. There’s no reason to think that this will remain the same. With advancements in technology, it’s safe to say that we shouldn’t just be building for desktop anymore, we need to start designing our websites with a clear indication of what it looks like on mobile or tablet. You may even want to consider design exclusively for mobile…perhaps.

Voice Search Optimisation

Siri, what are the latest web development trends?

Alexa, how can I create a modern-looking website?

Voice Search Optimisation is upon and we should learn how to take full advantage of it. You may have heard of SEO – search engine optimisation – otherwise known as the ability to rank high on search engines. The same can be said for VSO. The considerations we all need to make is ‘how exactly do people talk to their device?’ When it comes to typing something into Google, there is a tendency to write unordered keywords. However, with voice searching, for the most part, it tends to come in the form of questions.

It’s time that we all start to reconsider how we structure our content – don’t just focus on keywords but appreciate the importance of a well-organised question. This is going to be a sure-fire way to get the best results in your web development projects. If you’re looking for a great tool to learn more about VSO, visit Answer The Public.

Progressive Web Applications (PWA)

Progressive Web Applications provide ease of development and almost instant wins for the application’s overall user experience. PWAs are websites that look and feel like an app. This means users can access all information and capabilities without downloading a mobile app. Instead, progressive web apps use modern web technology to deliver app-like experiences to users, right in their browsers.

PWA is gaining momentum in the web development space because it can also be used offline and can sync content to multiple devices.

We can’t wait to see how the world of webDev develops even further throughout this decade. If you’d like to work with expert web design and development specialists, with a clear understanding of the most up to date trends, contact us today.