Website Development Trends for 2020

We delve into 7 key trends you should be aware of within website development in 2020. Make sure your sound it turned on and let's go.

1. Website Accessibility

If your business is looking to re-develop the website, or improve the current site, website accessibility is number one.

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In the space of a few short years we will see developments such as voice readers reading out the content of websites.

2. Modular Systems

Currently with CMS (Content Management Systems), there are degrees of flexibility. The ability to customise content, and move anything anywhere on a page. This however has it's drawbacks.

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The trends we are experiencing with CMS is a move towards modular content, such as creating sections.

3. Headless CMS

A Headless CMS' primary function is to manage content on the database and files, purely in the back-end of the site. Without having to take care of front-end of the site.

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The main benefit of a Headless CMS is that you don't have to update or re-skin your front-end website and mobile apps as new technologies emerge.

4. Native AMP Websites

AMP brings super fast framework, and instantaneous loading times.

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The benefits of native AMP websites: Only one asset (website) to manage, and that all visitors to your website benefit from the improved performance.

5. CSS Animation

There are a lot of animation tools within CSS which make it good for performance, which means you don't have to use as much JavaScript.

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You will see more developers in 2020 use more CSS techniques to animate and add motion to your website, without impacting performance as much.

6. Less Bloated Code

Bloated code is essentially when there is too much code in a site. All this code has to download and render, which, inevitably, slows down performance and speed.

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On poor quality phones, users need to have the best code downloaded to their phones, and again the need for modular content, and to reduce the bloat.

7. Cyber Security

An SSL Certificate encrypts data from the server to the browser, which is all good when sending information across, particularly in forms, but it doesn't protect data at either end.

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For 2020, we think that people will be leaning towards keeping the CMS up to date and secure. Plug-ins will need to be looked at, as well as social media.