Since the dawn of civilization, man’s thirst for innovation and technology has never weaned. From the first industrial revolution to the ancient ENIAC and other first-generation computers, technological growth and development speed have only increased. The computers used in the 1980s aren’t the same ones that we use now, in fact, most Gen Z and some millennials probably don’t know what a floppy disk is, not to mention having seen a real one before.
The Internet is no different, the world wide web that took prominence in the 1990s is very different from the sophisticated Web3 used today. This is because the Internet has gone through a series of evolutions from web1(which was static and had read-only data), to web2( which had shared and dynamic content, as well as social media interaction), and finally web3 which is the current and latest iteration of the internet and is built on technologies such as blockchain, machine learning, and AI.
Now, what does this mean for you? Well two things, first it means that you’re in trouble cause there's a massive disaster that’s right at your doorstep. But secondly, at the same time, there's a massive opportunity that’s right at your fingertips.
Let me explain, as various new creative and innovative technologies come out, they tremendously reshape every facet of our everyday life, as they make things easier, cheaper, faster, and more efficient.
This effect is now embedded into the very structure of our society, It has changed the way we do things, from how we make payments, to how we shop and even buy food. So there’s a massive opportunity for those who jump on this train of technological trends.
If you are a business owner you can take advantage of the plethora of creative innovations to give the best services to your customers, or you can stay ahead of the competition by finding new and innovative solutions to please the customer base. If you are a developer or in the science and technology sector you can stay in the game by using the latest trends and technology to satisfy your client's needs to the fullest, or you can be the game master and introduce new and innovative technologies that will drive the world. Even if you are an ordinary human you can still enjoy these technological trends by taking advantage of the ease of life you can enjoy by using them.
However, those who don’t get on this train and decide to get left behind would suffer seriously. Whether it is a business that would go bankrupt or loses to the competition because it can’t take advantage of new and upcoming technological trends to meet up to its customer's needs. Or it is an outdated and struggling developer who can’t satisfy their client because they can’t meet up to their demands, which would require new technologies to solve. Or is someone who has been left behind by civilization, and is wondering “What the heck is a Facebook?”
Well, worry not! Cause right now we are gonna let you in on a few Web Development Technologies and Trends which are widely used in 2022 so that you can stay up to date.
1. PROGRESSIVE WEB APPS (PWA)
A progressive web app or PWA in layman’s terms are websites that look and behaves like a mobile app. But unlike a native mobile app that must be downloaded from an app store, PWA’s can work directly from your browser. This comes with a whole lot of advantages. For starters, PWA’s have been known to improve user UI experience and this in turn increases user traffic on a website. And as you have already guessed this creates happy site owners as more people are willing to visit their sites and stay there longer.
PWAs also have a higher user interaction as they make use of push notifications, APIs, and other browser plugins, PWAs can also be accessible from the home screen and some can even work offline or with little to no internet connectivity.
PWAs are also loved by both e-commerce websites as well as developers because they are cheaper and easier to build and maintain.
2. MOBILE-FIRST RESPONSIVE WEBSITES
As most people in the world, today can access the internet using their smartphones, websites are now designed with the need to effectively work on phone screens while still delivering optimum UI and UX. This has given birth to Mobile-First Responsive websites/apps which are highly responsive websites that can work on any screen width, while still providing the best UI and UX for the users.
3. ACCELERATED MOBILE PAGES
Apart from Mobile-First Responsive websites/apps and PWA is one of the trending technologies that is being used currently used as a result of the internet(web.3) becoming more user-oriented are Accelerated Mobile Pages(AMP). AMP in short are websites that load in under 2 seconds, unlike traditional websites that can take up to 22 seconds. AMP is the brainchild of Google and Twitter, with the sole aim of creating faster mobile pages. AMPs are a must-have for SMEs’ websites as implementing AMPs would allow them to save costs on UI/UX design and attract more users with higher internet speeds and lower data costs.
4. MOTION UI
One of the most innovative technologies of the user-oriented Web3 is Motion UI. Motion UI is a SASS Library/Framework that can animate your web pages. It is one of the most innovative UI technologies to be used in web3 as it allows developers to easily build fully responsive and animated websites. This is so phenomenal because, websites built with this technology tend to give the best user experience and therefore would have very high traffic, which every website owner would wish for. Moreover, as this is one of the fastest evolving trends, in the future, every website would most likely be animated.
6. NO CODE/LOW CODE DEVELOPMENT
In the late 2000s and early 2010s, If you wanted a website for your business and you don’t any knowledge of programming or the funds employ a web developer to do it for you. Then you’d probably simply forget about having a website altogether.
But today that is not the case, this is because as technology evolved and the internet became more user-oriented, softwares were developed which allowed people with little to no coding knowledge or experience to create simple and commonly used apps or websites that are in high demand.
These softwares are called No Code/Low Code Platforms. These platforms like WordPress also allow users to create simple software solutions to suit their needs, an example would be simple websites for small businesses or a blog.
In conclusion, these are just a few of the many technology and trends that are currently exist and still evolving in today’s web3 internet era. And they are many more with a diverse range of creative features and innovations.
Some like Voice Search Optimization and Artificial Intelligence(AI) powered chatbots push the boundaries of UI/UX and create happy customers for business owners.
Others like Serverless Architecture transform how the internet is built, while other age-old technologies Cyber and Data Security continue to evolve as the security needs of the internet change day by day.
Then we have new technologies like Blockchain Technology and Internet of Things(IoT) Technology which are the current footsteps of our ever-evolving technological world as more and more of our devices become computerized and connected.
So you see our 21st-century world is full of opportunities and they are literally at your fingertips, so be sure to take advantage of them, cause if you don’t and get left behind on the ever-evolving train of technology, well one thing you must know you can’t do without technology in the 21st century.
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