They’re rising both in numbers and quality
There are 3.5 billion Google searches every day. These searches invariably lead to a website that provides the user with the information they need. Therefore, it makes complete sense that the more searches are done, the more websites are required. These websites only provide information, while others contain services and even games.
Technology has made an enormous difference in the graphics and security of websites since the first one was designed. New trends emerge every day, and web designers have to keep up with these trends in order to stay in the market. In the following sections, we’ll take a look at the most recent trends in the world of website design.
What are the new trends in web design?
Progressive Web Apps (PWA)
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI has made its way in almost all industries these days. So, it’s no wonder that we see traces of it in the web design world too. First and foremost, AI is seen in the form of chatbots. Previously, chatbots were directed by an administrator responsible for answering the users’ questions and inquiries. Today, most of the questions are answered by AI. Powered by Machine Learning, these answers become increasingly intelligent and user-friendly as time goes on.
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
In today’s world, people enter a website using their phones more than a larger screen such as a PC or a Laptop. If a website does not match the size and graphics of the phone screen, the user is more likely to leave.
AMP was a response to the need for websites to be optimized for smaller screens such as a phone or a tablet. There is also the matter of speed. Phone websites should be faster because firstly the screen is smaller and secondly, mobile data is more expensive.
Voice search optimization
Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and other smart home assistants have made searching for information more accessible than ever. Imagine working in your garage with your hands so greasy that touch won’t even register on the screen. You have a pressing question that you need the answer to immediately. This is where voice search comes in.
Using AI ad machine learning, more and more websites are optimized to respond to voice inquiries. What’s more, the Internet of Things is also playing a role in this trend. More than 50% of the IoT devices are capable of listening to your voice and giving you a response.
With the advent of payment technologies and blockchain, the need for cybersecurity is getting more urgent every day. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of regulations imposed in Europe. These regulations prevent websites from using and selling users’ information. This is part of the web development process that needs as much attention as phone optimization or voice searches.
What are the most significant companies in the market?
DCSL was founded in 1994, and today, it is one of the largest web design companies in the UK. This company specializes in developing web apps, mobile apps, desktop applications, and cloud systems.
With more than 250 employees in its headquarters in Hampshire and other major cities in the UK, DCSL has recently secured a multi-million-pound investment from Queen’s Park. DCSL has also received several rewards for best business, best computing, and the inspiration of the year since 2018.
OpenXcell is an Indian outsourcing company that provides customers with web and application services. This company was founded in 2009, and since then, it has made a name for itself for innovating solutions and robust work ethics.
Some of the services by OpenXcell include custom software, mobile apps, products engineering, UI/UX design, and web development. This company has more than 500 software engineering and technical staff in three locations across India. OpenXcell has so far designed and successfully deployed more than 1000 software and application solutions, making it the go-to company for outsourcing services.
Unified Infotech was founded in 2010 and has offices in Bangalore, India, and New York, US. This company specializes in web design and development, mobile apps, SaaS platforms, PWA, and mobile apps.
With 150 employees across the globe, Unified Infotech has so far designed and delivered more than 1,200 solutions and has had more than 50 million dollars of business. Some of the most notable names in Unified Infotech’s portfolio include OpenReel, Sofy, HouseLab, and London Rag.
Newtek Business Services Corp (NEWT)
Newtek Business Services was established in 1998 and has been publicly traded since 2000. This company has offices in New York and Florida. This company offers an extensive range of solutions, including loans, cloud services, web design, payment solutions, and insurance.
The web design section of the company includes web design. However, it also has hosting and domain services and website security. This company reported having revenue of 98.78 million dollars in the current year, 2021. According to analysis, this revenue is expected to fall about 30% and reach 68 million dollars by 2022.
The stock for Newtek Business Services is currently traded for 28.09 dollars per share. This stock reached its peak of 37.41 dollars in June 2021. However, last year this time, October 2020, the stock for Newtek Business Services was traded for $19.21 per share.
How large is the market size for web design services?
The web design services market in the United States only was more than 40 billion dollars in 2021. This amount has grown about 4.4% each year since 2016, and it is expected to continue growing steadily in the next few years as well.