Do you remember when months and years seemed to be just going by? Conversely, time appears to have stalled this year, with circumstances shifting so much that it can seem like a decade for a single week. So it takes a bold person to develop some forecast for the coming year. But we will try all the same! Our starting point is that one thing is pretty much certain around 2021: the pandemic will already be with us in some way or another. With that in mind, here are our predictions about how the no-longer-new standard will impact the growth of the web in 2021 and shape it. Here in this article, we have 5 new web predictions 2021, which you should know about.
Better UX for eCommerce
Once upon a time for physical stores, digital platforms felt like an optional bonus. But eCommerce has quickly become the only game in town, with more than half the world facing some lockout in 2020. Businesses whose doors were blocked by a government order had to change their online activities immediately, and any who refused to do so, or did not do so well enough, went to the wall.
For example, recent research from IBM’s U.S. Retail Index shows that by the end of 2020, department stores in America are predicted to decrease by more than 60 per cent, while eCommerce is anticipated to increase by almost 20 per cent. Although this may have been a blow to some, a pattern that already occurred has essentially just accelerated: the transition from physical to digital stores. And there’s no looking back: shoppers who first learned how to buy online in 2020 now have a pattern that is sure to stick, particularly in places where things have reverted to some normality.
It’s evident then that more consumers will be ordering more things online in 2021. And businesses have to build more secure, faster-loading websites and applications, not to mention more consumer-friendly UX, or rivals are left to dust.
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Enhanced Product Photography
In general, shopping online is both faster and more accessible than trudging from store to store. But when it comes to non-generic products, such as garments and decor, there is a huge issue. In real life, not seeing, touching, and feeling these goods makes it very hard to determine whether or not you’re buying the right thing.
For this cause, we have seen a shift away from tiny thumbnail images to large and informative product images on websites in 2020. Some even allow you to display them in 3D and tilt them to 360 degrees. Equally beneficial, other businesses let you see their items in context.
We plan to see a great deal of creativity in this area as we begin to invest more time at home and shopping online in 2021. That said, to help customers get a feel for your goods on your website, you don’t need to be a technological wizard. For example, only taking a picture of the product next to a human hand will do wonders to give clients an idea of what it’s really like.
Calm Design -New Web Predictions 2021
From Covid-19 to structural inequality problems, there have been plenty of new causes of tension in 2020 to add to the existing ones. In a year when most of us have tried to keep up with changing laws and regulations regularly, web designers have done well to inject a sense of balance and order into their pages, all affecting our lives in ways big and small.
With methods like online brutalism, this was not a good year for pushing the boundaries of architecture. Instead, in a loud and chaotic world, websites with succinct microcopying, streamlined design, calming colours, and acres of refreshing white space have emerged as beacons of calm. Inspiring examples of the movement can be found on the Yuko Higuchi x Gucci brand collaboration pages, Innovative online companies.
Think about it: even though the pandemic recedes in 2021, severe economic consequences may be felt across civilization as a whole, and we can only imagine what far-reaching implications it will bring. A little bit of serenity on the site won’t be a negative thing in this case.
Detailed Dataviz -New Web Predictions 2021
Who would have thought in 2019 that the need for simulation of science data would be so popular? But with everyone trying to wrap their minds around how Covid-19 operates and the various impact on culture, 2020 has been crying out for infographics that are transparent and easy to understand. And DataViz programmers have been stepping up to the challenge everywhere.
For example, the New York Times visualization did a better job of demonstrating how the pandemic was progressing. At the same time, Vox posted some interesting charts about its economic effects, and data visualizations by the Harvard Global Health Institute helped provide meaning to the health services burden. Meanwhile, Pentagram published a series of Happy Data visualizations to put all the negative news in perspective, referring to good news data points such as the rising number of people volunteering, the number of vaccinations being produced globally, and the decline in air emissions.
We hardly expect activities to be quiet and uninteresting, no matter what happens in 2021. And thus forecasting that the market for data visualization will continue to rise accordingly is not contentious.
In Microsoft Teams, new features allow the organization of virtual conferences simpler. Before universal (in the West, at least) access to easy internet and video conferencing applications, it is impossible to think what lockout may have been like 10 years ago. Thankfully, despite the pandemic, most of us stranded at home were able to catch up with colleagues and acquaintances in this way.
However, the system is not without drawbacks with everything from weak accessibility to ‘Zoombombing making the early video conferencing encounters of many people more complicated than it had to be. But it’s nice that competition between networks, including the introduction of entirely new services such as the super-secure Vidicue, has fuelled significant disruption by 2020.
Zoom has also revealed that new Slack-like tools are coming to its app in the last few weeks, Microsoft Teams has introduced a flurry of new features to help major businesses coordinate smoother online conferences, and Cisco has unveiled Webex Classrooms, allowing teachers to set up online courses, arrange virtual office hours and conferences for parent-teachers.
Even if the pandemic declines, we expect the growing competition between these networks to dovetail with continued tremendous demand in 2021. That means that even though civilization goes back to normal, it’s a new habit that is likely to last, at least in part.