Across the whole technology sector, Web development is one of the most energising fields in which to work today. Each year ushers in new trends and technologies. From design and usability to form and functionality, web development is constantly evolving, creating a shifting environment for professionals.
Recent years have been marked by the emergence of mobile responsiveness, chatbots, voice-search optimisation, blockchain and IoT integration – to name but a few.
Developers are increasingly taking a mobile-first approach. According to GSMA real-time intelligence data, there are now over 10.53 billion mobile connections around the world – more than the global population of 7.91 billion. User experience has proved to be the most significant aspect for businesses to retain customers. 74% of the customers return to a website if it’s mobile-friendly and optimised. People are dependent on technology to run their daily life errands and that is why it is important to think about the adaptability of web technology for both desktop and mobile.
Augmented Reality adds digitally designed elements into the real world, whereas Virtual Reality completely blocks the real world and places you into a digital reality designed by web developers. It’s good to note that the inclusion of augmented reality and virtual reality in the website development world has brought a significant change. According to the research, the industry of mixed reality will exceed £6.5 billion by 2024.
Just as AI is being harnessed for customer service, predictive modelling, image recognition and more, it is also becoming a key cybersecurity tool. While professionals often can’t deal with an attack until the damage has been done, robots can react in the moment – helping them mitigate damage. An MIT team has already developed a system to detect 85% of attacks before they even happen.
Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa have made voice search ubiquitous, with 40% of consumers now claiming it is essential to their lives. As such Web Developers may need to integrate voice search. With a voice search recognition API – supported by Google Chrome and Firefox – users can search for what they want on your domain in the way they prefer.
|SALARY BENCHMARKS||RANGE||DAY RATE|
|PHP Developer||£30,000 - £55,000||£350|
|React Developer||£37,000 - £75,000||£550|
|Full Stack Developer||£37,000 - £75,000||£550|
|Front End Developer||£35,000 - £70,000||£425|