As 2019 gets underway, we’ve been peeking into our crystal ball, to uncover the web development trends that are going to be big news in the coming months.
The world of design never stands still, and the internet is no exception. And with the Office for National Statistics reporting that 90% of the UK population were regular internet users during 2018, keeping up-to-date with the latest trends is absolutely key to online success.
So with that in mind, here are the top six trends to keep a watch out for during 2019.
They never sleep, they don’t need paying and they’re unfailingly helpful and polite to your web visitors. Chatbots offer assistance to your customers at minimal cost, so if you don’t already have one, this could be the time.
2 Mobile-friendly webpages
With the majority of users now accessing the internet via their smartphones, a mobile-first approach to web design is no longer optional. Don’t be deterred by the cost – companies such as www.net9design.com, a website design company Gloucester-based but operating throughout the UK, offers a variety of website packages to suit all budgets and types of business.
3 Push notifications
Expect to see a huge increase in push notifications during 2019. Rapidly taking over from newsletters as a way of attracting and retaining visitors, push notifications help to keep your brand uppermost in the minds of your users.
4 Motion User Interface
The user interface, or UI, of websites will need to take into account the changes in the way we interact with sites online. Apparently, our dependence on social media is whittling away at our attention spans, making it increasingly difficult for websites to convince us to stay on a page. So motion UK is expected to become huge this year, as designers employ eye-catching graphics and animation to capture our attention.
5 Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence has been a hot topic for a while now, but in 2019 it’s going to become more visible, as companies increasingly rely on modern technology to take charge of business data.
6 Voice search
The massive uptake in voice-activated digital assistants, including Alexa, Siri and Cortana, means that increasing numbers of the population are becoming more comfortable with the idea of voice search. We predict that this is going to be huge in 2019.