Trends and Innovations Shaping Tomorrow’s Interfaces
Front-end development has come a long way in the past several years. There are still many areas for improvement, but we’re seeing promising trends in front-end design that will define the future of user interaction and interface design on all platforms.
Redefining User Interaction: The Role of Micro Interactions in Tomorrow’s Front-End Design
Microinteractions are the small details that make up an interface. They can be used to guide users through a process or help them understand how a system works. Microinteractions can be thought of as an interaction design pattern and are usually overlooked by many front-end developers, but they’re important because they’re often what makes an interface feel intuitive and easy to use.
Microinteractions are everywhere: when you scroll down on Facebook, see how it suggests recent friends to add? That’s microinteraction! When you tap on something in Safari on your phone the keyboard pops up. Another one! Waking up your laptop after sleeping for a while? Yep, that too! There are so many examples we could give here but hopefully, this gives you some idea about what we mean by micro-interactions in general; although there’s no set definition for what constitutes one (or more), most would agree that any interaction with less than 1 second qualifies so anything from button presses up through page transitions should fall under this umbrella term.
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs): The Evolution of Front-End and Mobile Integration
Today, every front-end development company is increasingly building progressive web applications that combine the best of native and web application experiences to provide users with a fast, reliable, and engaging experience on any device.
Dark Mode and Beyond Designing Interfaces for User Preferences and Accessibility
Dark mode is a new trend in UI design. Dark mode helps with eye strain and reduces the amount of blue light emitted from screens, which can be harmful to your health. It also improves contrast, making it easier for users to read text on their screens.
Dark mode has been around since iOS 10 introduced Night Shift as an option for iPhone users, but there are still many websites that don’t have dark modes yet. The history of dark mode includes Apple’s Night Shift feature and Microsoft’s Windows 10 Dark Mode feature for Windows 10 devices (see image below).
The future of dark modes will likely include more options than just black backgrounds for example, sites could use different colors based on user preferences or accessibility needs (a benefit especially important for people who suffer from migraines).
Collaborative Development: The Future of Front-End Teams and Workflows
Collaboration is a key component of any successful project. The front-end team must work together to ensure that everyone is on the same page and understands what’s expected of them.
The role of designers in this process can be tricky, as they often need to collaborate with developers who may not understand their language or methods of communication. Because designers are often so focused on aesthetics and usability (among other things), it can be hard for them to explain their ideas effectively when speaking with developers who might not have much experience with design principles or user experience (UX) research.
However, there are ways around this obstacle for example, by providing clear examples for your teammates and talking about concepts rather than specifics like colors or fonts. You should also take time out from meetings if necessary so you don’t get overwhelmed by all the information being thrown at you at once; try breaking up meetings into smaller chunks throughout the day instead of trying to get everything done within one big block of time each morning/afternoon/evening/etc…
We hope this post has helped you get a better idea of the state of front-end development and where it’s headed. Front-end development is a fast-moving field, so we encourage you to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and innovations by following us on Twitter or subscribing to our blog. If you’re interested in learning more about web development skills and careers, check out our free course on Udemy!