The Leading Web Development Trends Today

Motion User Interface, or Motion UI is a Sass library that is one of three components used in the Foundation for Apps by Zurb. Motion UI is a standalone library that powers the transition effects used in a number of foundation components. A Sass library is used to create a flexible CSS transition and animation.

Motion UI & Sass Library:

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Motion UI is a very uncomplicated method to make an application’s transition look rich and smooth with predefined motions. Its popularly is used to quickly create animations and CSS transitions. It is a way a prototypical, or model, animated element can integrate seamlessly into websites. This makes Motion UI one of the most popular libraries for developers.

Advanced platforms lead to newer responsive design and over the past year, Motion UI has grown in popularity and will continue to over the next few years.

New technology is entering the market and therefore big changes are on the way. New technologies are just now showing their first applications, and development in 2016 is setting the stage for the next few years.

Responsive Designing:


Responsive design will no longer be limited to mobile responsiveness only. There are so many new devices, screens and integrated wearable gadgets, such as the Apple Watch, Google Glass and Oculus Rift. These have quickly become the most talked about and wanted technologies in 2016.

As these technologies continue to grow in popularity, Semantic UI, which was developed last year, is a new design framework that is growing in demand.

Internet Of Things (IoT):


Internet of Things has taken app development to a whole new level and is having a huge impact on technology. Technavio believes that IoT will continue to grow approximately 31.72% 9 (CARG) through 2019. It is believed that at least half of IoT development will come from new, startup companies or companies that have been in business under 3 years.

Linking smart objects to the internet is allowing IoT development to exchange data in a way never seen before now. As newer, more advanced devices are being connected to and accessible to networks, web developers are coming up with upgraded solutions. These solutions will help users control and communicate with their gadgets and equipment in a much better way.

Browser Based IDEs:

For years, you have probably had your favorite development elements such as VIM or IntelliJ. With more and more people opting for cloud-based versions of IDEs, things are going to change very quickly. They are faster, more accessible and some come with huge communities behind them.

Flexibility is the key ingredient here even if you do not wish to use these tools on a regular basis. It is still something that you should get to know as they are available for quick tests of a bootstrap code of Jade. The beauty is, you do not have to download any files.

Full-Screen Navigation:

Full-screen navigation design is an element that improves the user-experience on their mobile devices. Let’s say a a user navigates a website, on their mobile device, and comes across a registration form. In the past, it’s always been very difficult to fill in a form that is so small. Unlike past experiences, once they tap on the form it will jump to full-screen size. This allows the user to fill out the form in a more natural way that is so much easier to view.

Many more developers and designers are jumping on board to create full-screen navigation because it’s so much easier for the user. This form of designing will only increase over time.

Foundation For Apps:

This is a new, upcoming single page app framework that is built around AngularJS and the flexbox grid framework.

This framework allows for fast and easy responsive web app creations. This allows developers to quickly start writing code that is unique to the application. First introduced in 2014, the potential for Foundation for Apps with positioning abilities and clean code is yet to be discovered for use. It is strongly believed that more and more companies will start using this very advanced, responsive front-end framework over the next year.

Apps In Real Time:

During 2016, there has been a huge rise in new apps that work in real time. Analytics of real time is quickly finding its way into desktop and mobile apps. Live streaming is also becoming an increasingly important aspect in social media marketing, worldwide. Apps like Periscope and Meerkat are gaining significant prominence. Real time features are just recently breaking through with web development trends. These developments will also see an increase in popularity with developers using real time services such as


Containers have been around for quite some time now and have all the dependencies that are required to run an application on their own. The web development world has seen a great deal of changes since the introduction of Docker. Docker is a container service that allows for faster development of software, even in isolated environments.

Developers can build, test, run and deploy an app anywhere, much faster. The Docker service runs regardless of the environment it is in. Docker will continue to develop and add features while gaining security this year alone.

Advertising Blocking:

As of late, websites worldwide are losing money due to advertisement blocking plugins. One year alone, UK ad blocking rose by 82% and has reached over 12 million active users. The affect of earning loss is not only hitting small sites that depend on advertising revenue but also large media publishers.

Over 2016, websites will do what they can to minimize the effects of ad blocking. There will be a number of ad-blocking plugins becoming available this year. Sites will start coming up with innovative and persuasive ways to bring ads to their viewers.

Security Breaches:

The downside to mobile devices is the level of security breaches that are on the rise. Due to the growing use of these devices, a lot more effort needs to be in place in order to make apps more secure than they are right now.

The Power O The Browser:

There have been major developments over the past few years that a user can do inside their browser. There are different frameworks, such as tracking.js and new binary formats like WebAssembly that are emerging. Without doubt, JavaScript has become the leading language for increasing the power of browsers.

It is yet to be seen which JavaScript framework and tools will go mainstream in 2016. Whatever the outcome, there’s no doubt that JavaScript is here to stay and will dominate as one of the most sought after languages in the future.

Bots Are Eating Up The Web:

Slack is a Slackbot site to sign up an account with. The Slackbot not only requests your name but many other things as well. Bots are showing up everywhere, not only on Slack, but in tools and apps such as Facebook, Telegram and WeChat. This is a time of different bots that can make your lives easier or not.

In Conclusion:

Trends are on the rise for web development in 2016. Web developers are looking for ways to make website development easier and simpler for everyone Once developers are able to save time with their normal work-flow, they will be able to focus on new technologies. This will inevitably lead to improved experiences for web browsing.

Motion UI, Sass Libraries, CSS animation transitions or mobile responsive design. Technology is quickly on the rise for newer, more productive applications for web development. As more and more devices come on to the market so do more and more applications and designs. Security is becoming a leading concern for so many devices and developers are scrambling to make that happen.

Over the next few years you will see a surge in new frameworks, new software and a bundle of other technologies in order to meet the demands of users.