Everything has changed in 2013- from new gadgets to better technology- all you will get in this New Year will be revamped. So why not give your web development ventures a facelift? Yes! It is time to look forward to some emerging trends which are likely to take over the development frontier in the time to come. These will turn the tables for every web development company. This post discusses 4 such trends which will govern the devising strategy of every developer from now on. Have a look.

HTML 5: This latest version of HTML is here to replace the gruesome and irritating flash technologies. Developers are often seen complaining about the many issues which crop up while they are dealing with flash designs. They are not only complex to code but also difficult to incorporate in a simple website. Moreover, flash designs make a website heavier and increase its load time. This can be annoying for the end-user as well. In 2013, flash will make way for HTML 5, which will proffers the use of clean and semantic code, making website easily accessible for viewers.

Responsive Web Design: Responsive will be the buzz word for the year 2013. It will become an integral part of the designing settings of every web designer. As an increasing number of users will start using their mobile handsets for browsing the internet, online business owners will need sites which can be viewed on mobile platform without much hassle. They will have to design portals which function equally well across all platforms. This is where responsive design steps in. Responsive design renders a web architecture which is compatible with all platforms and browsers.

Precise Content Creation: Industry experts are very optimistic about this trend. Gone are the days when home content was nothing but a collection of words singing praises about the business or its owners. Developers have already devised a strategy which will allow them to place precise and relevant content on the home page. The landing page will only feature the content which users wish to see. No fluff. This could be some product descriptions in case of an e-commerce site or a piece of news in case of a news portal. Thanks to the recent Panda update, developers have already bid adieu to irrelevant and stagnant content.

Modular Design: This is going to be the most intriguing trend of 2013, which will last longer. As a best practice, designers and developers have started building websites as a collection of individual modules and blocks. This trend holds great significance, especially when you are debugging a website. At times developers are posed with a situation wherein they are able to identify the bug, but aren’t able to locate the section where the bug lies. Having a modular design will let you examine each module separately and identify the bug which is eating up the functionality of other blocks as well.
A lot has already changed in the web development arena, and the introduction and adaption of aforementioned trends will aggrandize these changes further.

Author's Bio: 

Chris Miller is a blogger cum developers for a leading web development company offerings offshore web development , custom software development, web application development services, mobile apps development, it outsourcing and consulting services.