Web designers and developers are faced with the constant challenge of optimising aesthetics and user experience by implementing new web functions and leveraging the opportunities that programming can bring to improve results. Good usability to ensure the user can get around the website quickly, easily and efficiently has always been a priority in web design and development, and its significance is likely to rise.

This calls for constant improvements to offer users the best possible experience when interacting with your site. Have you heard about the upcoming trends in web design and development we can expect to see in 2016?

WEB DESIGN: 2016 TRENDS.

One of the most widespread web design trends is responsive design, which is quite simply a technique to ensure that the same website is displayed properly on different devices. The latest data on browsability suggest that for the first time Spaniards are using their phones more than their computers to surf the net, so having a design that adapts to these devices has become a top priority.

Another web design trend in 2016 involves using animations, more illustrations and videos as opposed to pictures, as well as a more expressive typography so that the font tells a story too.

WEB DEVELOPMENT: 2016 TRENDS

As far as web development trends are concerned, this 2016 will be all about PHP programming language. The new PHP 7 brings us new features in terms of programming, security and speed. The main advantage of this new version is working faster on fewer resources.

JavaScript ES6 also comes with improvements in arguments and functions, as well as a whole string of novelties to enhance the JavaScript application development process. Browsers will be able to better handle cascading style sheets (CSS) in HTML document presentations, meaning web design will gain flexibility thanks to simpler, more effective code. Our web engineering department is already working with these tools.
Another rising web design trend that is not to be overlooked this year is the surge in cloud computing. Thanks to a range of services to store websites, email or files on the cloud, we are now able to save all kinds of elements and access them securely and easily any time, anywhere on any device. This is a quantum leap forward from the days when apps and software had to be run on the same device where they were downloaded. This means greater flexibility and security, which we can expect to see further enhanced by a growing use of cloud hosting that means websites are housed on virtual servers.

That was a summary of some of the most significant trends and novelties which 2016 will bring in terms of web design and development. Ready to welcome them into your everyday tasks?