We’re already into the last quarter of 2017 and one thing is for sure – web development trends are on an upward trajectory. Technology and user habits are changing pretty fast. If you’re not keen, some of them may pass you. So, what are some of the notable trends in the web development industry?
One of the notable trends in 2017 is the shift from multiple page websites to one-page websites (Parallax). Businesses are embracing parallax design as it allows them to create mobile-friendly websites. From a design perspective, these single page sites reduce clutter and enhance storytelling something which allows businesses to engage users better than multiple tab/page websites. The outcome is better user-experience which in turn improves conversion rates.
OpenCart for E-stores
We live in a fast-paced world where speed is everything. Consumers shop for goods such as clothes, household items, appliances, and even supplements online. The majority of them use their smartphones to place orders from their favorite retail stores such as Amazon and Walmart. It’s a multi-trillion industry that is growing day by day.
To keep up with the demands of savvy buyers, ecommerce developers are now turning to OpenCart. It’s gaining popularity because it is easy to setup and customize. The dashboard comes with plenty of features that allow sellers to manage their stores even from their smartphones.
What’s more? The ecommerce platform boasts of a vibrant forum where users can seek advice and find help. The OpenCart marketplace has more than 10,000 extensions (premium and free) as well as easy-to-use templates. Sellers can also run multiple stores in OpenCart by enabling the multi-store mode. The framework is both user-friendly and SEO-friendly (administrators can manage, optimize, and monitor SEO metrics).
AI for Apps and Websites
AI systems are now a major force as far online customer service and experience is concerned. Retail stores, chatbots, and even social networking apps rely on AI to facilitate better customer engagement. The reason is that AI systems collect and analyse consumer behaviour to understand their habits and thought patterns. From the data analysed, internet service operators create personalized solutions and experience which enrich users.
Owing to the huge volume of data generated from IoT apps for various purposes, analysts believe that IoT can only succeed if it is combined with AI systems. So we’re going to see more and more people use AI to analyse, understand, learn, and apply it in IoT.
Rise of Motion UI
More than ever developers are now incorporating moving images and animations into web apps to create interactive user interfaces. Animations/images in motions allow brands to create powerful storytelling tools that capture the attention of customers better than static images. The outcome is better customer engagement and strong brand loyalty.
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