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.

Hybrid Architecture

In 2020, Jamstack has gained substantial popularity. And it continues to rise in 2021 as well. We might see hybrid, semi-static websites become more and more popular, because of that. Developers will integrate Jamstack with other technologies like JavaScript, crating half-static websites.

Motion Design

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).

Alternatives To JavaScript

JavaScript is a long-time staple in the web development world. And while it’s still very popular among web developers, there’s some alternatives gaining traction in the community. One example is Blazor which enables developers to build browser-based applications using C# and transpiles that code to WebAssembly which is now supported by all major browsers like Chrome, Safari etc.


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 Markup

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.


Bootstrap has significantly decreased in popularity during the last two years. Developers now prefer to use CSS-in-JS solutions like Emotion and Theme UI which are easier and more pleasant to use. This enables them to not only build the frontend in JavaScript with frameworks like Angular and React but to also manage the stylings using JavaScript.

Lighthouse Tests

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.

AI Chatbots

This next trend has been growing for quite a few years now. You can almost expect a chatbot on most websites and web apps out there. Frontend developers can use JavaScript to implement pre-available chatbots onto the websites. It’s a great way to improve the user experience and increase conversions on your website.

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