In web development, last year responsive web pages were strong and this year they will continue to do so. It is inevitable given the dizzying growth that continues to show the display on mobile devices.
In web development, last year NodeJS had a lot of relevance and this year will follow Meteor, an ecosystem based on NodeJS, WebShockets and MongoDB, which allows us to develop web applications efficiently.
Web components has become one of the tools most used by front-end developers, thanks to libraries like Google’s Polymer. During this 2017, we will continue to see how web development will continue to extend the performance of HTML with its own tags to encapsulate the code.
The XaaS model’s agility and flexibility of deployment is becoming the most efficient way to manage development and production environments that allow you to focus on programming and deployment, but without undertaking system administration tasks.
This 2017 is expected to triumph the modular design such as Pinterest, which allows users to see much visual information quickly with brief and striking headlines.
New Ad formats
Before the popularization of the ad blockers arises the need to create new models and formats of ads that allow to include advertising spaces in the new web pages.
As in web development, the design also becomes responsive. The great expansion of mobile devices makes a responsive design mandatory with a perfect adaptation of contents.
In web design and development, this year will be long sections with a lot of scroll, as it is demonstrated that for mobile users it is much more comfortable to follow a scroll than to click to move to the next page.
Another important trend in web design and development for this 2017 is the hamburger menu that will not only continue to expand but will make the leap to the desktop.
Galleries and slideshows
Over the next few months we will continue to see the use of carousels or slideshows to quickly and easily display many images. This format will coexist with the use of backgrounds with images to make certain sections more striking within a page.
Flat and material design
These two conflicting design streams will continue to stand out throughout this year. The flat design with its minimalism will continue to evolve. And the design material will offer a more realistic design with cleaner and more modern web designs.
We will see a boom in the use of animations to emphasize the content of websites. Although we should not monitor how we use them to avoid an overload that slows down the page and reduce its effectiveness.