There are more than 1.58 billion websites and approximately 5 billion daily active users on the internet today. Website development has evolved tremendously over the years and continues to be disruptive. As a website owner, you need to keep up with the trends or lose opportunities.
According to research, nearly 80% of people do a quick online research of the company’s website, online reviews, reputation and other information before making a buying decision. Your website and listing can be a strong reason to influence your audience's buying decision. Let’s look at the trending web development technology tools in 2022.
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)
Trends show that the worldwide mobile data traffic will become 4.4 times larger and reach 288 EB(exabytes) monthly in 2027. Hence PWA is an important tech tool you may need for your business. It’s an app that functions as a website with a full-native mobile app experience. It helps websites load in no time. It can also work offline in apps like Google Maps. PWA web technology can save your device storage and power, reduce development expenses, provide smooth maintenance and fasten your launch in the market.
AI chatbots are software that interacts with humans through written language. It is often embedded in web pages or other digital applications to answer customer inquiries without human agents, thus providing affordable effortless customer service. AI Chatbots will become an inevitable part of the universal website experience using machine learning, natural language processing and information retrieval techniques to suit user needs and fit their behaviour.
Tools and software: Netomi, atSpoke, WP-Chatbot, Microsoft Bot Framework, Alexa for Business.
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
Accelerated Mobile Pages were first launched by Google back in 2015 to create user-first websites, stories, emails and ads. With billions of smartphone users scrolling through their feeds, the goal is to provide seamless user experiences and decrease bounce rates. Google’s AMP and plugin, if implemented correctly, can help improve core business metrics such as the number of conversions on web pages. With AMP becoming a trend, we can observe that the internet is becoming more user-centric.
Tools and software: AMP by Google, AMP by WordPress, Schema & Structured Data for WP & AMP, Yoast SEO & AMP.
WordPress CMS Development
Web sites created and managed with WordPress are popular these days. The features, trending themes, essential plugins, best support and WordPress developer resources make it perfect for millions of users. As an open-source platform, WordPress continually adds more features to meet users' needs. Today WordPress powers 43% of all websites on the internet and that’s reason enough to use it.
Tools and software: Wordpress.com
Dark Mode User Interface
The dark mode user interface trend has become immensely popular worldwide and is expected to grow more. Researchers have found that at least 8 in 10 users prefer to use dark mode while using the internet. While popular social media platforms have already implemented this and most web browsers offer this feature, it’s important to implement it on your websites too. Dark Mode reduces blue light, saves battery life, lowers eye strain and makes UI content accessible and legible for all.
While making your decision, keep in mind to choose the right option for your specific needs. What works for one project might not work for the next. As a web developers, constantly need to investigate new tools and ways of doing things in the right and effective manner. But before these broader considerations, make sure that tech simplifies your workflow and doesn’t complicate it.