Future of Front-End Development: All you need to know for 2021
As popularly said, “Developers are builders of tomorrow,” they always need to pace with the ever-changing IT market loaded with emerging technologies, APIs, and libraries.
Since we are witnessing the fast pace of front-end development due to trending technologies, the definition of full-stack development varies every now and then. Expecting the front-end development to stick around to specific technologies and frameworks will land you up far behind the competition. Businesses are opting for smarter solutions by hiring full-stack developers equipped with the knowledge of both front-end and back-end technologies. With the rise in demand for full-stack developers, defining front-end developers within a small spectrum of technologies wouldn’t be wise enough.
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So if you are a front-end developer and want to shout out loud in the crowd of full-stack developers, then this blog will work as a booster for you. In this blog, we will cover:
- What the future has for the Front-end developers?
- What programming languages will shape the future of the front-end in 2020?
- Micro-frontends have an important role to play
Let us walk through the details.
What the future has for Front-end developers?
Front-end development is more than developing websites and making them look good. The bigger picture is how the product caters to the requirement of the user. If the product fails to satisfy the needs of the user, the product owner will stop all the investments in it. Therefore, the prime focus should be tailoring the products as per the requirements of the target audience and this requires research from the developer’s side.
The user-research includes their behavior, goals, motivation, and aim. Thus 2020 requires more attention from the developer’s side to get into a brief user-research and adopt a user-centered approach for the development.
Front-end development is not limited to the actions a user will be taking. The future demands more of consistency, a clear visual hierarchy, and simple navigation. Therefore, the front-end developers have to focus on increased usability.
A report by Statista has proved that the number of mobile users is alarmingly increasing and has no look back in the future as well. With the increase in the number of mobile browsing, the websites have a significant decrease in accommodation. The mobile-first is not expected to be a mere desktop version but more about the size that is expected to shrink in the devices. Moreover, the front-end developers should be responsible for providing the users with the comfort of sliding, tapping, and ticking on mobile devices.
The front-end developers are expected to build the mobile-first approach highly interactive, accessible, and consistent. It is expected that they would keep the user-centric approach in mind and make convenience a prime focus for the target customers.
The call-to-action buttons have importance only if the mobile users have a seamless browsing experience. The front-end side should be capable enough to handle all the requests concurrently and flawlessly.
Thus, front-end developers have a huge responsibility in the coming years when it comes to mobile-first approach and usability.
Therefore, the front-end developers should be capable of developing applications by leveraging the benefits of front-end development like:
- High-speed development with user-driven results.
- Secured Codebase.
- Highly reliable and robust.
- Real-time and interactive programming interface.
- Highly responsive and reactive features and apps.
- Highly scalable.