Frontend trends change very quickly. There’s new components, frameworks and libraries all the time. As technology evolves, so does frontend to match this dynamic growth. In this article we’re going to take a look at some of the top emerging trends that are likely to take off in 2021.
Web Animations API and CSS animations offer lots of possibilities. They can entirely transform a website or a web application without compromising the speed and performance of the website. It’s important to integrate animations into the overall design, because just adding them for the sake of it might negatively impact the User Experience (UX).
In 2020, several governments updated their privacy policies and requirements when it comes to cookies and tracking. Apple also introduced major privacy changes in iOS 14. So among frontend trends for the upcoming year we can expect most web applications and websites to be updating their privacy rules and regulations to better protect their users’ data.
Accessibility issues are nothing new, however very few websites and web apps consider them and their design is not inclusive. This looks like it’s about to change in the next few years. Designers and developer are going to be expected to consider different accessibility issues and create appropriate frontend solutions.
Schema allows developers to semantically mark up specific pieces of content or specific sites to add details about it. It’s not only a web development and frontend trend but also a trend among SEO specialists and marketers. So even if developers don’t seem to push this forward, marketing executives definitely will.
Lighthouse is a web page test created by Google. It has very significant insights when it comes to SEO and SERP positioning as well as metrics on the website’s or web app’s performance. Developers need to implement this tool in their daily work and ensure Lighthouse tests are a standard part of their web development process.
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