In the tech industry, things move fast and the web environment becomes more and more innovative, amazing and complex. As a result we will continue to move further away from set mock-ups and more towards fully entertaining experiences that need much more than still visual to explain.
Here are 5 trends that we need to consider for web design and development in 2015:
1. The rise of RESTful API’s: REST is the fundamental architectural concept of the web. In simple words, any device that can connect to a network ( mobile devices, wearable devices and other systems) can communicate with one another by using the web services create by REST - a structure style or design pattern that sets the concepts for creating this services. In the era of Mobile, RESTful APIs are becoming an essential part of Web apps. RESTful APIs are not limited to Web applications, but can also be applied for Mobile applications so that Web developers can write their server-side code for Mobile apps and Web apps at once.
2. The increase of popularity for node.js : Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model, ideal for data-intensive real-time apps. Besides from the quick response time (developers can build significant functions in days, not weeks), Node.js allows mobile users to access complex features which wouldn’t have been easily accessible normally.
3. Responsive web design (RWD): Responsive Web Design (RWD) is becoming a must have feature for web sites. RWD is an approach of web design that generates dynamic adjustments to the look of a website, based on the display and orientation of the device being used to view it. RWD lets the end users browse web sites from multiple devices, including mobile and tablet browsers.
4. Nearly Flat Design: Flat design is not just a hot topic anymore; it's here and will stay. At least, that’s what the most important tech companies are agreeing on. Flat design is a type of User Interface design which aims at a minimal use of simple features such as typography and flat colors. This trend is expected to continue as its more attractive to the eye, easier to understand, and simpler to build and make responsive.
5. Websites optimized for all devices: With the growing use of a large variety of internet-enabled mobile devices, it’s time to stop designing web pages for certain devices. A website must appear and function properly on all screen sizes. Mobile devices, tablets, gaming devices, laptops and wearable devices are preferred as a way for visitors to browse any website.
Annually, the internet is full of such technological predictions. Each year, the technologies are improving, and mobile technology and gadgets multiply. Web design will undergo continuous changes, the focus will be on adaptability, flexibility translated in ease of communication and interaction across multiple platforms simultaneously.
To face a fierce competition, websites suffer adjustments for an undetermined period. Therefore, the web design is an ongoing process, with countless changes over time.
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