It’s definitely an understatement that web development has become easier in the past decades. The truth is that we’ve come to a time when everyone can build websites, blogs and even web apps. On the bright side, this has increased healthy competition as well. So, if you are in the web development industry, you should know the basics to stay in the game. Keeping up with the major trends is a great way to do that. In this article, we will be talking about the top 5 web development trends that you should watch out for in 2019. Shall we?

#1 Progressive Web Apps Rule

Progressive Web Apps are web applications that are designed to perform well in mobile devices. Optimized to make use of mobility technologies and other services, these apps can be a viable alternative to dedicated Android and iOS apps. These apps would surely be a notable web development trend in 2019, as we’d seen in 2018. The best part about these progressive apps is that users don’t have to download files in order to get the real-app-like experience. It also brings features like native notification support.

#2 Hail Single-Page Websites

Remember the time when websites had tens of pages with a lot of information? Well, that would soon be a really old story as single-page websites are taking over. The idea is to keep all the information accessible on a single webpage. Users can simply scroll upwards and downwards to access the data they want. This trend is opening up other opportunities too. For instance, a product design company can use a single-page website to draw a clearer picture of its services and values — while keeping the customer on the single page.

#3 Need for Speed & Minimalism

This is something that may sound ironical. Even while the average internet speed across the world has been increasing in the past decade, web development world has been trying to make websites load faster. And, it is a trend that we can expect in 2019 as well. Thanks to the initiatives like Google’s AMP, the demand for an even speedier web is increasing. Because of these, web developers will be forced to create websites that can load as quickly as possible, while providing necessary information at times.

#4 The Planet of Chatbots

We cannot talk about the trends of web development if we ignore the presence of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on technology. Chatbots and customer interaction are two areas that would see the bloom of both these tech. Statistics have proven that the demand for interactive chatbots would increase in coming months, and it’s not just about customer interaction now. Many services want to bring chatbots to their own apps, so that the experience can be enhanced.

#5 Mobile First, Security Tops

Mobile has overtaken the desktop sector, at least for the commoners and there isn’t much to argue with the statement. However, 2019 would witness the increasing demand for enhanced mobile security and overall improvement of the mobile sector. Starting from website security to how web apps require permissions from a device, the developer has to keep the aspects of privacy and security at higher stakes. We are also seeing the rise of a population that cares about what companies know about them.

These are just the common trends that experts believe would rule the year of 2019. There are also a few other things that we took for granted. For instance, the growth of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality has been impacting the web development for a long period of time, and that’s not going to change. So, make sure that you and your organization are ready to face these potential challenges.

Richard is an experienced tech journalist and blogger who is passionate about new and emerging technologies. He provides insightful and engaging content for Connection Cafe and is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest trends and developments.