Some Forecasts About the Future of Web Development in the year 2021 and Beyond

The future of business is closely related to the web and the rise of Covid-19 pandemic has proved it. When all the brick and mortar business outlets are closed, the B2B and B2C business and trade will still go on through the web. This reflects the importance of having an up to date website that is easy to use and packs all the features that are expected by general consumers and clients from a business.  Therefore, web developers and digital agencies need to start planning right away, because more and more businesses have started turning their attention towards ecommerce and online trading. 

This means that there will be lots of web development projects lined up for web developers and digital agencies. However, the businesses requiring a total revamp of their existing website or building a new one will expect all the modern features to fit the requirements of their consumers and want to have a website that can integrate upcoming technologies over the time to avoid expensive updates of their website from time to time. Therefore, it is necessary for web developers to sense the future vibes and keep their eye out for the technologies and trends that are closely related to the future of web development in the year 2021 and beyond. We have gathered some valuable information to help you sense the future requirements, technologies, and trends of web development. Further details are given below:

Thoughtful Selection for the Front-End Systems of Websites:

While there is a wide range of CMSs available currently, a lot of these systems will start to vanish and some of the most appreciated and valued ones will remain in use. Currently, you see a lot of businesses running their websites on content management systems like Drupal, WordPress, and Magento. However, their use will eventually become considerably lesser and the systems that are specifically designed to support ecommerce retailers and businesses will see considerable appreciation. The ecommerce systems that are gaining popularity and are closely related to the future of web development are Shopify, WooCommerce, and BigCommerce. The reason is the specific functionalities that are built while considering the requirements of various businesses. Additionally, the custom-built websites will rely on modern web programming languages for front-end like Typescript and JavaScript (Angular JS, React JS, Vue.JS). These languages are expected to surpass the original languages on which they are actually based.

Adaptability:

With the constantly increasing use of smartphones and virtual assistants to access the web, it has become extremely essential for websites to move towards adaptability. There is also a need for integration of functionalities that support modern features of smartphones and virtual assistants to fit the requirements and expectations of general consumers. Additionally, the need for integration of VR and AR is also increasing day by day. Therefore, businesses, web developers, and digital agencies need to keep these factors in mind while planning about the future of web development

The Rise of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs):

The PWAs have started taking the place of web pages and are considered the future of the web because of various reasons. They offer more functionalities than typical web pages and are capable of transforming the business and improving the overall user experience by miles. These web apps are capable of enhancing user engagement considerably. They are also shareable as they are linked to specific URLs. You can easily find these PWAs using search engines. These PWAs are sure to occupy very less storage space and are easily installable. One of the amazing things about these web apps is their ability to work independently of the network connection and are accessible even in offline conditions regardless of their supported operating systems. This is because of the integration of sophisticated and smart APIs in their programming. Additionally, businesses and consumers don’t have to worry about the ability of these apps to fit any display size. These apps can easily fit any size of screen ranging from desktop to smartphones.

Go for the Modular Web App Structure: 

The web programming world is turning its attention toward modular web app development procedures. There are a number of reasons to work on that approach. For instance, it proves to be more efficient and offers a simpler web app structure. It requires way less coding without any compromise on the quality of web apps. The modular web programming approach is better in terms of project management and the required time for the development of web apps. Additionally, this approach offers faster codebases to create lightweight apps. The whole process consumes considerably less time as the programmers don’t need to scroll through the codes of large and complex apps. It also offers more flexibility and reduces the cost required for the development of web apps as compared to the development of apps that are specifically designed for a single operating system.