The Future of Web Development at the Crossroad of Technologies

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As we are all in the middle of 2021, one arena that has continuously shown progress, newer web developments, and innovation as never before is technology.

And one important arm of technology that is showing its prowess in web development.

Web development, over the years, has become an indispensable ingredient in the success of any organization.

It acts as a window to your business. Trends have been observed heavily this year and the next year shall witness more to come.

Knowing trends and keeping abreast of what is happening around is highly significant for web development.

Statistics like the number of visitors who stopped visiting the site because of bad design, who had a bad user experience, who got converted into customers because of smart design etc. are important numbers that can guide you to a better business tomorrow.

“Web development is the work involved in developing a Web site for the Internet or an intranet. Web development can range from developing a simple single static page of plain text to complex Web-based Internet applications, electronic businesses, and social network services”.  – Wikipedia

The top web development trends that could rule in 2021 and beyond:


PWA  (Progressive Web Application)

Progressive Web Apps, as the name suggests, are bearing the flag of the future in the web development world.

PWA offers cutting-edge functionalities that support interactive mode, responsive action, offline way of working, app-like functions, and offer good quality web applications.

This technology is apt at revolutionizing client experience big time.

PWA also has been a top favorite of organizations that are in look of a mobile-first approach..

Voice-Enabled Ecommerce Applications

Voice-related functionalities like voice enabling, voice search engine optimization, voice commerce is on a rise.

As the bridge between technology and humans is getting closer, such functionalities are rising in demand. It has already shown its presence in 2020 and shall show more in 2021 with increasing areas getting positively affected.

Smart speakers, voice recognition, eCommerce through voice technology are some of the key technologies that are ruling the market.

Such features when clubbed with web applications/websites are enhancing the business front.

Integration of With AI (Artificial Intelligence)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been doing great rounds with web development all through these years and the coming year shall show more.

A variety of solutions are being integrated seamlessly through AI and ML related algorithms.

These technologies are assisting organizations in automating processes and thereby offering great web development techniques.

Web development is leveraging AI through novel features like supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and reinforced learning.

AI is of great help to the varied number of industries, owing to its fatal blend of humans and machines.

AI-based equipment and machines like facial identification, pattern identification, etc. are all set to lessen daily errors, boost productivity, speed, and agility.

Chatbots and their New Experience

Chatbots have been replacing the human interface when the websites talk to their customers.

The year saw increased usage of chatbots and how well organizations are now realizing the importance of chatbots.

Till now, its usage has been restricted but now the coming year shall see a generous use of this functionality.

As chatbots use the blend of voice/speech recognition technique and cognitive intelligence, replacing human support on websites with chatbots has become more fruitful.

The bots collect the questions coming from visitors, analyze them, and come up with appropriate answers. If not possible, chatbots pass it on to the respective authorities for the solution.

This increases the speed at which queries are resolved, leading to higher customer satisfaction.

Internet of Things (IoT)

A big name today, IoT has been spreading its usefulness all over. On a personal and professional front, IoT has been instrumental in getting smoothly involved without day to day technologies.

In the world of the web, IoT is primarily involved in facilitating web tools to track data from IoT-based smart devices.

IoT has also been actively helping in the web development process by integrating smoothly with other technologies like wearables, cloud-based devices, serverless technologies. It assists web development in rendering websites speedily.

Dark Mode Websites

The world is going more towards a dark mode-themed UI. It does give a classy touch, is safe and easy for eyes, and makes other elements pop out.

The dark theme makes the other characteristics get focused more, with an increased contrast ratio. It reduced the strain that other designs have on the eyes.

The newer lot of web development is going in for a dark theme since they are better for OLED screens, save electricity, and have a long span of life.

They look good too and enhance the visibility pattern of other accent colors.

Push Notifications for Both Mobile & Web App

Push notifications have been a normal important feature in a mobile app. But now they are getting used in web development now.

Push Notification

It helps in notifying users whenever there is new content present barring the need to checking emails or browsing sites.

It is almost as same as popups, but the difference is that it can come to you at any point of time, even if you are not on a website.

The user can be kept engrossed without much to do. This feature comes up with a higher clicking rate and gives better results than normal routine marketing efforts.

AR/VR Giving New Experience

Artificial Intelligence (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) have never seen back. All these years, there has been constant progress in implementing AR/VR technology into web development.

The level of customer satisfaction that has been achieved with this technology has encouraged web development projects to integrate AR/VR into its framework.

There are many ways AR and VR can help websites/apps function in a better manner. Real-time performance can be created with which the customers can get satisfied.

Not only on mobile devices, but this can also be felt on laptops and desktops too.


For a prosperous future of web app developments, businesses will have to work with technology and data firms.

As well the social media platforms will need to ensure the information is always safeguarded for the transaction to take place.

For more digitally-driven insights, explore our guide to getting started with big data analytics and business intelligence for small businesses – or talk to our expert.


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