Technologies that drive 2018


Mentioning top trends collection of, thoughts of, experienced web developers world wide.

1. AMP Is A New Norm

Responsive web design approach is in vogue since 2015 when Google has started giving more importance to mobile-friendly websites.

As per the February 2017 report from Adobe, Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) are accounted for 7 percent of all web traffic for USA’s top publishers.

Yes, this Google–sponsored open-source project has gained ground with the support of Bing, Pinterest, and Twitter.

AMP is designed to enhance the overall performance of web content and ads while improving website speed and user experience. It works seamlessly and people have started liking it. In a way, it is fair to mention that AMP is here to stay.


Vue JS is getting more popular

Vue was created in 2014 and is gaining in popularity in 2018. It is one of the most lightweight frameworks and it is fast.

VueJS is in a unique position as it is not backed by a major company. While React is backed by Facebook and Angular by Google, VueJS was created by one person, Evan You.

Progressive Web Applications (PWA)


Progressive Web Apps - PWA

Back in 2017, we published an extensive article on Progressive Web Applications and how they differentiate from native apps.

In 2018, PWAs are still crucial to modern-day web development. The whole concept is based on the evolution of the Internet, especially with the mass adoption of HTML 5.

The truth is, PWAs are capable of providing similar functionality and seamless user experience to traditional native apps – but it’s all done from within your mobile browser.

Before we dive more into the possibilities of the technology, let’s just say that Flipkart saw a 70 percent increase in conversions and tripled the time spent on the site after introducing a Progressive Web App. Their re-engagement rate went 40 percent higher. What’s more, their data usage became three times lower. Flipkart and Google even made a whole case study to demonstrate PWA’s strengths.

Functional Programming benefits from Javascript improvements

Functional programming has been up and coming for years, but its impact will increase in 2018 again. Functional Programming (FP) describes the process of building software based on fundamental principles. Principles of functional programming include building software by composing pure functions. Shared state, mutable data and side effects are avoided in FP.

Functional code is more predictable, and some say ‘easier’ than object oriented code. It is definitely easier to test. If you have been working in Javascript for a while, you are very likely to have encountered functional programming principles and concepts, which encourage developers to decompose a program into small functions.

Chatbots Rock

How about giving your online support a chatbot advantage?

Material Design

Material Design is a popular design trend that is likely to gain more popularity. It was developed by Google in an attempt to combine visual material and motion.

Material design is based on the modern, responsive Materialize CSS framework that comes in two forms: Materialize and Sass. It is based on Google’s material design language and provides components such as Parallax and Toast. It is compatible with all modern browsers and it is something that scores high in user experience design.

RAIL Concept On The Rise

Response Animation Idle Load (RAIL) designing concept is here since 2015, but, now we can expect that it will thrive in 2018 and beyond. The concept is associated with a faster load time (under 1 second) and excellent performance of the website.

It focuses on a pleasant user experience. A Smashing Magazine article has revealed that RAIL breaks down UX into tap, drag, scroll, etc. actions and provides performance goals along with a structure necessary for a better performance. In brief, the RAIL concept is useful for the web designers who follow the user-centric approach.



Single Page Applications (SPA)

Facebook is a good example of a Single Page Application (SPA)

Because it works inside a browser, an SPA doesn’t need the page to reload when in use. Facebook, Gmail, Github (which is more of a “hybrid” than an SPA), and Google Maps are a few examples of popular Single-Page Applications.

They are just single web pages that load all other contentthrough JavaScript. They exhibit natural behavior in the browser, with no extra waiting time and page reloads. SPAs separately call the data and markup and directly render the pages in the browser.

Aurelia, Meteor.js, Ember.js, and Angular.js are a few advanced JavaScript frameworks that make it possible. An SPA site keeps the user comfortable because the content is displayed in a single and straightforward web space.

Push Notifications

Just like mobile apps, websites with push notifications can help you to reach a vast audience and leverage the benefits of online marketing. Push notifications are one of the most powerful solutions for engaging visitors and customers. However, you need to stay away from overusing them. You can inform your customers about special discounts, the company’s customer-centric activities, and the like with the help of push notifications.

Motion UI Is Ready To Reign

Yes, today’s web users want everything simple yet intuitive. Enter Motion UI. It can differentiate the design even with a minimalistic website with an elegant and useful interface. All it requires a thorough research and proper implementation to work wonders for increasing the conversion rate on your website.

Motion UI includes animated charts, hovers, background animations, and beautiful headers. You can stand your website out from the crowd with the help of motion UI.


VR and AR are futuristic technologies that are capable of changing the ways of interaction with websites. Companies like Google, Samsung, and Microsoft are investing a huge amount in these technologies. You can offer an immersive experience of the virtual world to the users with the help of VR.

Real-Time Web Apps

node.js is one of the solutions you might use for building a real-time web app

node.js is one of the solutions you might use for building a real-time web app

With a real-time web app, information is transmitted between users and the server instantaneously. The connection between users’ browser and the server is kept open via web socket (usually). A client doesn’t have to ask for information from the server, as he has to do with traditional web apps.

The obvious examples of real-time web apps would be browser-based multiplayer games or chat apps, such as Skype (web) and Facebook Messenger.

The tech behind the software depends on your goal.

If you were to build a new chat app, then – according to our development team – would be the optimal solutions.

It won’t do you any good when you’re building an online game, though. In such case, you’ll need an engine. Elixir might be a good choice, or buffed up node.js. With a sophisticated project, you need not only real-time transfer of information, but also a proper computing cloud.