The year 2019 is here, and now is the best time to observe the frontend trends that are unfolding in the world of web development. In this article, we are going to distinguish the main trends in web technologies and latest trend in front-end technology.
Advanced new platforms means new responsive design approaches
A lot of new tech is coming to the market and that means things are about to change. New technologies are only just showing their first applications but development in 2019 will set the stage for the coming years.
will no longer be restricted to ‘ ’ or mobile responsiveness only. There are already a plethora of other devices, screens and integrated wearable gadgets like Apple watch, Google Glass and Oculus Rift which are some of the most talked about technologies.
These technologies continue to grow in popularity. In addition to these,is a new design framework from last year that continues to be in demand.
Internet of Things (IoT) will have a huge impact
The Internet of Things has taken app development to a new level. According to, IoT will grow by 31.72% (CAGR) between 2015 and 2019.
By linking smart objects to the internet, IoT enables the exchange of data that was never possible before.
As more and more devices are being connected and accessible to the network, we’ll find web developers coming up with upgraded solutions to help users control and communicate with their everyday gadgets and equipment.
Browser based IDEs
Odds are that you have your own favorite development environment. Maybe you fell in love with VIM years ago or you’re an IntelliJ fanatic. That’s going to change soon as more and more people are starting to use cloud-based versions of IDEs.
They’re fast and they’re accessible, and some of them have a huge community behind them. Flexibility is key here, and while you may not use these tools full time, it’s definitely good to know that they’re available if you want to do a quick test of a bootstrap code of Jade without having to download a single file.
Full-screen navigation design
Full-screen navigation design is a feature that improves the user experience on mobile devices. Let’s say a user is navigating a website on his mobile phone and he comes across a registration form. As he taps on the registration form, the form jumps to a full-screen size enabling the user to fill out the form in a more natural way.
More and more web developers and designers are developing sites for full-screen navigation designs and this trend is going to continue.
Foundation for Apps
is an upcoming single page app framework which is built around AngularJS and the flexbox grid framework. This framework enables quick and easy responsive web app creation facilitating developers to quickly start writing code that’s unique to the application.
Introduced only in late 2014, the potential of Foundation for Apps, with its positioning capabilities and clean code, has yet to be discovered used. We will surely see a lot of companies using this advanced responsive front-end framework coming years.
Next Year will see a rise in new apps that work in. Real-time analytics is rapidly finding its implementation in desktop and mobile apps. Similarly, live streaming will also become increasingly important in the social media marketing world with apps like Periscope and Meerkat gaining prominence. Real-time is just about to break out.
Blocking of advertisements on sites
Across the world, website owners are losing money to advertisement-blocking plugins. In one year alone, UK ad blocking grew by 82% and reached 12 million active users. This affected the earnings of not only the smaller sites that depend on advertising revenues but also the big media publishers.
In 2019, websites will do their best to minimize the effect of ad blocking. A number of techniques will emerge that will neglect the effect of ad-blocking plugins. You can also expect the sites to come up with innovative and persuasive ways of showing advertisements to their users.
The AR and VR hardware war is on!
2016 was. On the VR side, big-name hardware like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Playstation VR all hit the marketplace, bringing with them a flood of content and clever implementations that had early adopters evangelizing about the exciting new technology. On the AR side, the worldwide hit , setting App Store records in the process.
If you want to start learning AR/VR development, I have good news and bad news. The good news is, you can start experimenting with the platforms for free. There are plugins available forand that can help you get started with AR, the AR revolution will not live up to its initial hype for the first 3–5 years, so you have plenty of time to learn. You can start by practicing with VR. I think you’ll find AR tracking capabilities using these options disappointing for a few years.
Mobile is becoming more and more prevalent and this can have its own downsides. Mobile is becoming a focal point of security breaches and a lot of effort will be put into making sure apps are as secure as they can be.
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