TRENDING WEB DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGY IN 2022
Web development is also known as website development, while the professionals that maintain a website are called web developers or (more commonly) web devs
The web industry is expanding and along with that, the demand for web designers has also increased.
Website development is a way to make people aware of the services and/ or product you are offering.
It’s true that in recent years there has been shift towards online interactions with social media sites, mobile devices and apps topping the charts and find information has also changed dramatically business of all shapes and Sizes have had to adopt their web presence to stay in front of their consumers.
Web development refers in general to the tasks associated with developing websites for hosting via intranet or internet. The web development process includes web design, web content development, client-side/server-side scripting and network security configuration, among other tasks.
It might also, but not necessarily, include all those strategic actions needed to ensure its proper ranking on search engine results. Usually, those tasks pertain to a different specialization, namely search engine optimization (SEO).
In 2022 and beyond, we expect AI-enabled chatbots to become even more versatile in fulfilling the requirements of matching user behaviors by using natural language processing, machine learning, and data retrieval methods.
Apart from helping organizations faster operations with text or voice chats, AI-powered chatbots also enhance the client experience. They can accumulate information, fix problems, answer promptly to queries, and all in all, offer a smooth digital experience.
Thereby, many competent B2C organizations serve their clients with these chatbots within Skype, WhatsApp, and Facebook, rather than common chatbots. We predict more organizations to accept AI-enabled chatbots in 2022 and beyond.
Many industries like finance, education, travel, and healthcare are profiting the most from chatbots
3. Accelerated Mobile Pages
First launched by Google in 2015, accelerated mobile page — or AMP — was designed to provide mobile users with lightning-fast digital experiences. In addition to providing seamless user experiences and decreasing bounce rate, Google’s AMP can help improve core business metrics, such as the number of conversions on web pages.Although AMP usage has been trending slightly down since 2020, it remains the most popular mobile technology used worldwide, used on 35% of websites that implement mobile technologies and over half of the most popular 10,000 websites.
4. Single Page Application (SPA)
SPA is one of the trendy and ruling web development technologies. Unlike conventional website apps, they contain a single page that initially loads the whole website page and then loads the dynamic content on the same page. HTML5 and AJAX are used to make SPAs responsive.
Some perks of SPAs include:
- Offline support
- Convenient debugging
- Easy navigation
- Quick page load and reduced bounce rate
According to studies, SPAs can boost the conversion rate up to 37%, which helps businesses reach their target audience with needed content. SPAs are perfect for organizations to simplify user navigation and raise profit through quick page loading.
5. Optimized Voice Search
First introduced by Google in 2011, voice search is rapidly rising in popularity. Intelligent virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri showed unprecedented market growth in 2019 and are forecasted to continue to grow rapidly, according to an analysis by Grand View Research.
More tech giants are entering the market or creating new products, like Google Home and Apple HomePod, to meet consumer demand. Data by Juniper Research predicts that as many as 55% of all households in the world will have voice assistants by 2022. As a result, voice search will be more relevant than ever.Consumers are not just using smart speakers to conduct voice searches either — they’re also using their smartphones and IoT devices for voice search. As a result, voice search results will start ranking higher, and more frequently, on search engine results pages. So, companies will be working on optimizing their products — as well as their content strategy — for voice search in 2022.
6. WordPress Development
The WordPress CMS powers over 40% of all websites, and a presence that large demands attention. An open-souce platform, WordPress continually adds more features to meet users' needs. WordPress should be aware of how WordPress evolves over time.
As for 2022, Gravity Forms CEO Carl Hancock notes the arrival of Full Site editing, which will extend block editing functionality to the entire website, not just posts and pages: “2022 will be a pivotal year for the CMS as it introduces the biggest change to theming in the history of the open-source project: Full Site Editing. Scheduled to be introduced in WordPress v5.9, Full Site Editing is poised to introduce major sea change in how web sites are created and managed with WordPress going forward.”
Creative web design is another web development trend this year. Startups always focus more on user experience and invest fewer resources in appearance. However, there are more chance of getting notice by promising users if you have a beautifully designed apps and websites. Hence, visual design has become an effective marketing strategy.
MVPs will remain minimalistic in 2022. Simultaneously, experts predict the popularity of new design methods like motion UI. Although it has been in trend since 2018, it has become highly available for all device users only because of the SASS library technology.
Motion UI design makes the use of digital products more spontaneous and precise. The method is all about CSS shifts and custom animation integration enabled by standalone libraries with many classes of animated components. Using them, developers don’t have to invest more time in digital product creation and save expenses for product owners.
8. Serverless Architecture
There has been an ongoing search for technology that helps to reduce system overloading, data loss, and development costs. This search has resulted in serverless technology.
Serverless architecture runs on cloud technology, allowing users to run code for virtually any type of application or backend service with zero administration. No provisioning, managing, or upgrading servers is necessary. Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are the leading examples of companies using and providing serverless architecture.
The global serverless architecture market is predicted to grow from $7.6 billion in 2020 to $21.1 billion by 2025. That means we can expect more companies to enter this market in 2021 and beyond.
We’ll also see more products — including chatbots, IoT apps, and APIs — using serverless functions to perform tasks like downloading file backups, delivering notifications, and exporting objects.
9. Mobile-friendly Development
As mentioned, mobile devices account for over half of web traffic worldwide. Plus, nearly three-quarters of global ecommerce sales are completed on mobile. From these stats, it's clear that taking a mobile-first approach to web development has become essential.
Many developers have taken this approach for years. But being “mobile-friendly” is constantly fluctuating. In 2022, it means using geolocation data to deliver highly personalized experiences to users, offering one-click ordering on ecommerce apps, and incorporating biometric authentication like fingerprint scanning or voice recognition, among other trends.
10. Dark Mode Standardization
In recent years, dark and low-light websites have gained popularity. 2022 will continue to see websites and apps offering dark mode user interfaces (UIs), as studies have found that at least 8 in 10 users prefer to use dark mode whenever possible.
Facebook and Twitter have already implemented this feature. These apps provide an easy option to toggle between the two modes, depending on the reader’s preference or system settings.As more web developers provide a similar built-in feature to switch between light and dark modes, this will become the standard in 2022 and beyond. It may even become the de facto default for applications.
11. Improved Native Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity — the practice of securing data, networks, and computers from misuse — is one of the most critical concerns of 2022. Every company, no matter its size, is vulnerable. For example, in June 2021, hackers were able to scrape the accounts of 700 million LinkedIn users to acquire personal information including full names, emails, and phone numbers.
According to CDN provider Cloudflare, the number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks nearly doubled each quarter in 2020. Hours of downtime, significant loss of revenue, and a damaged reputation are just a few effects of DDoS attacks.
With such an alarming increase in cybercrimes, website development has adapted to make it easier to protect company and customer data. There’s already been a shift toward application-based multi-factor authentication like Google Authenticator, patch management, and Security Operation Centers (SOC).
We'll be seeing a continuing rise in non-traditional methods to improve cybersecurity as well, beyond monitoring tools and analytics checkpoints. Danny Wajcman, Co-Founder and COO of the heatmapping and live chat software company Lucky Orange, notes the importance of human monitoring in addition to automation: "We firmly believe session recordings can help identify security issues like a DDoS attack or extreme bot traffic…Having a feel for your daily traffic trends and regularly following visitor journeys builds your ability to recognize when something isn't quite right."
12. API-First Development
API-first development approach fulfills users’ needs. With this approach, developers can do their tasks and push the code simultaneously when users access a website. It lowers development expenses and boosts delivery speed.
Furthermore, this method permits new websites to become content delivery sources. You can access a CMS created in this method from browsers and smart kiosks or cars.
Some notable perks of the API-first development are:
- Enhanced adaptability
- Quicker time-to-market
- Lessened development expense
- Enhanced client experience
12. Blockchain Technology
The concept of cryptocurrencies appeared in 2004, and we must expect a lot from this web development technology in 2022 and onwards. Globally, there are almost 80 million blockchain wallet users at the end of Nov 2021. Blockchain technology also needs software and hardware support, trading infrastructure, and legal regulation.
Hence, growing web technologies will cover these features in the upcoming years. Blockchain functions must be safe and secure from technical errors and hacking. Some large banks want to create algorithms for safeguarding essential user data and secure crypto trading.
Peer-to-peer networking will also build. Suppose this technology becomes more accessible and reliable for people, it will lead to massive transformations in the way people communicate with government services, pay taxes, and make professional connections.
13. Focusing on Web Vitals from the Beginning of the Project
While jumping into any project, it is important for the developers to make a note on the necessary web vitals. Web vitals are some of the important factors that become essential to take care at present time, when Google is making around 9 changes in its Algorithm. It helps websites to launch faster, load faster, and work super smoothly.
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Push Notification is replacing the Newsletter service. It is not very old but maintaining a high conversion rate better than Newsletters.
Services and platforms like Onesignal, ZoPush, Push Engage are improving day by day, so it will be in trend in upcoming years and web developers also have to take care of it.
VR and AR
The Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Technologies, which were introduced only two years back, have now become a core part of the modern web development frameworks.
From digital reality to visualization to 3D replicas, AR/VR will be used for enhancing user experience in the online space.
This year too, we will see many new applications being developed in this developer-friendly language.
. Jamstack/Headless Approach (non-monolithic web development)
One of the most important development trends for 2022 that is continually growing is moving from fixed HTML pages to interactive websites. In other words, Jamstack and the headless approach are slowly taking over the web world.
What is Jamstack? Jamstack is a robust, cloud-native web development architecture that lets web developers deploy websites and apps with the best practices by using technology that provides a flexible environment for website and app development. This non-monolithic web development approach gives full flexibility in how you want the end product to look.
Jamstack is gaining popularity for several reasons:
- Easier and quicker scaling – you don’t have to scale the entire website up because there is no need to redeploy the entire architecture when working on a specific functionality.
- Better developer experience – Jamstack and the headless approach provide a modern, coherent, and unified environment for easy web deployment with all the necessary and favorite tools and methods.
- A growing community that allows developers to share and discuss ideas, find solutions to problems, and broaden their knowledge.
- Websites built on Jamstack are high-performing and scalable.
- High security – there aren’t connections to web applications and database servers, which prevents security breaches and threats.
- It’s cheaper, as Jamstack uses fewer resources (depending on a project scope and needs).
- Rich possibilities by using APIs and microservices.
- Jamstack is SEO-friendly – which brings more marketing opportunities and increases the chances for your product or brand to reach a wider audience via SEO-focused efforts, ad campaigns, or content optimization.