Web Development/Web Designing is the art of developing/designing, deploying, and maintaining a website according to the company’s specifications. Nowadays, every business owner is aware of the fact that not having a website for his/her business is a big loss, and also due to the recent outbreak of Covid-19, many businesses either big or small shift their way to this huge community of online market to offer their services, selling their products, etc. According to GoDaddy.com – i.e., the largest web hosting platform – there was a 48% increase in new subscribers from February 2020 to April 2020.
So, with all the fuss going on in the online industry nowadays, the field of web development is surely and undoubtedly of great importance. But as the online market is rising, the trends and technologies in the field of web development are also changing very rapidly and new technologies are emerging day by day and a web developer needs to know all these skills.
Now let’s take a look at some of these technologies and how they will increase the importance of website development and design in the upcoming future:
1- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
According to Statista – The global artificial intelligence (AI) software market is forecast to grow rapidly in the coming years, reaching around 126 billion U.S. dollars by 2025.
But how does AI contribute to the field of web development? Well, there are many ways in which AI is changing the structure of web development, from advanced chatbots to voice-based search and making marketing predictions. AI is also used in developing a greater-user experience in terms of web design and as well as the functionality of a website.
2- Single Page Applications (SPA’s)
Single page application/websites have all the material and content of the website located at one and only one page of the website. SPA’s makes it easy for the user to see the different information available on the website without needing to navigate to different pages of the website, SPA’s increase the web site’s performance, although it cannot be used to create an E-commerce website. But still, this technology has great importance in the field of web development. Many major websites are using this technology for their sake of interest like Gmail, Google Maps, Airbnb, Netflix, Pinterest, PayPal, and many more.
3- Progressive Web Apps (PWA’s)
Progressive web apps are websites similar to native mobile apps and they can work offline too, so progressive web apps (PWA’s) deliver a great user experience and it is expected that in 2021, PWA’s will be the major competitor of native apps like it will be a competition between native mobile apps and websites that runs offline. So, this technology is surely going to impact the web development market and many online businesses will have a PWA in the next upcoming years.
4- Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
Software as a Service (SaaS) is software that is owned, delivered, and managed remotely by one or more providers [source “Gartner”]. SaaS is also taking over the cloud-computing market. Gartner predicts that the service-based cloud application industry will be worth $143.7 billion by 2022 — a level of growth that will shape SaaS trends in 2021.
Now enough for technological perspectives, let’s discuss some real-time benefits of web development:
1- Cost and Time Saving
Nowadays, creating a website is a lot easier and cheaper. Imagine creating a fully functional E-commerce store in just 1 hour and also, it’s a lot cheaper than you think it is. So, one can start an e-commerce store with no major investment in terms of both time and money.
2- Getting more clients
If you have a business website and your website has a great user-interface and user-experience, you can get a whole bunch of different clients anywhere from the world. Interactive Web design is of great importance in getting the attention of people online. Because according to a fact 75% of customers decide a business’s credibility based on its website design.
3- Placing Ads on your website
Websites can also help you earn money. If you have a blog or news article website, you can place ads on your website and earn revenue through it. The more people visit your website the more revenue you get.
These are some of the benefits that web development has to offer. Website development has great importance in online businesses, marketing analysis, education system, and various other fields. According to a google search, an estimated total of 547200 new websites are created globally every day. This shows, how important the field of web development is and it’s going to be one of the major prospects for businesses in 2021.