Artificial intelligence (AI) and the growing use of 3D animation are just a couple of the latest trends we’re seeing in web design and development. But what else?

Let’s have a look.

The Proliferation of Artificial Intelligence

First, let’s get the obvious out of the way. AI burst into the limelight when ChatGPT went global in late 2022. It’s made impressions in sector after sector since, and web development is no exception.

In fact, AI can now build websites based on predefined criteria, revolutionizing the web development process. Furthermore, AI-driven chatbots are becoming a standard feature on many websites, providing real-time assistance to users. AI is also being leveraged for data analytics, improving the decision-making process by providing valuable insights about user behavior.

Rise of Low-Code and No-Code Tools

The advent of low-code and no-code tools (e.g., Bubble, Webflow, etc.) are also making web and app development more accessible.

With these platforms, building a website or app no longer requires extensive coding knowledge, as they provide pre-built elements and user-friendly interfaces that simplify the development process.

This trend is democratizing web development, allowing individuals and businesses to create customized websites with relative ease. However, that doesn’t mean web and app building is a hands-off process. As is the case with AI, low- and no-code tools still require a human touch.

Integration of Internet of Things Data into Web Platforms

The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly influencing web development. As more devices become IoT-enabled, web platforms are being designed to accommodate and utilize this data.

For example, some websites are being built to interact with IoT devices, opening up new possibilities for user engagement and data collection.

Emergence of Interactive Design Elements

We also see web design becoming more interactive, with techniques such as parallax scrolling (i.e., 3D effects) and kinetic typography (i.e., animated text) gaining popularity.

These elements add depth and dynamism to websites, transforming them from static pages into immersive experiences.

Related Article: 5 Industries Getting the Most out of Illustration and 3D Animation Technology

Continuation and Advancement of Static Website Generators

Finally, static website generators are continuing to advance. These tools pre-generate all pages of a website, resulting in faster load times and better performance (key factors in organic search performance).

As web users demand quicker, more responsive experiences, the use of static website generators is likely to grow.

What else?

These are just some of the things that have caught our eye! Like anything else, it’s sure to continue evolving throughout the year. What else are you seeing?

We’d love to connect and share.