The Future of UAE Web Development and Web Design In 2018

You might be wondering why the title shows both UAE web development and web design. They may sound the same and look the same but they are not. This is a common misconception wherein people think they are similar based on the words “development” and “design”. Web design in layman’s terms is all about the aesthetic look and usability of a website. Web designers make use of visual design programs like Adobe Photoshop to make the layout and placement of graphic elements unto the website. Web development on the other hand is the process of transforming the web design into a fully functioning website. Developers make use of programming languages like PHP, CSS, Javascript and HTML to develop the working web site. With that cleared up, you can now read on to the juicy part of the article about what 2018 has in store for the Dubai web design and development industries.

Web Design Trends for 2018

  1. Vibrant Typographical Designs.

The buttons are going away and in its place will rise big, bold text-based UI links instead. The colorful and bright neon-gradient will still be the continuing trend next year.

  1. Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning-based tools.

Most websites uses email or a live chat box to communicate with people. There is an actual person on the receiving end of the message that responds accordingly. Examples are online customer service representatives for chat box. With AI integration and the use of machine learning, marketing web sites will no longer require such services but will opt for chat bots in the future. Dubai web development will surely embrace this technology.

  1. Minimalistic Layouts.

Web sites with clean and clear layouts with simple designs are now favored over those ones overloaded with gimmicky features. Web site design had reached a more mature level with designers choosing a more professional metro-like look.

  1. Internet of Things Connectivity.

Following the successful footsteps of APIs, web services are now connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT).

Web Development Trends for 2018

  1. Advance Motion UI.

Simplicity is key in 2018 and people are now loving sophisticated animated UI over GIFs and flashy ads.

  1. Web Site Push Notifications.

Push notifications for web sites are a growing yet infantile trend right now. Next year you will see more of them in action. It is currently more effective than email, SMS and even social media in bringing up-to-date news and information directly on your computer or mobile device.

  1. Progressive Web Applications.

Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) web sites act like native mobile apps and can work offline due to service workers.

  1. Implementation of Single-page Web Sites.

These are scrollable vertical web sites that packed all the vital information on one page.

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