Over the past few years, websites have undergone a major evolution. With the advent of new technologies, websites have become more interactive and user-friendly.
However, this evolution has not been without its challenges.
One of the biggest challenges facing website owners today is keeping up with the ever-changing landscape of the internet. With new technologies and platforms constantly emerging, it can be even further complicating trying to keep up with the latest trends.
Another challenge facing website owners is the need to constantly update and improve their site.
With the demands of today’s users, it’s not enough to simply have a website that looks good. Websites must now be responsive, fast, and offer a great user experience.
This can be a challenge for website owners, especially if they don’t have the time or resources to keep up with the latest trends.
But if you’re willing to put in some work (or hire somebody / an agency), lets reverse engineer the problem and see how we can best protect our website from becoming digitally irrelevant.
Will all websites die eventually?
Much like a plant, a website dies if it gets left behind, without care, it fades away into nothing. The internet is already in many ways a graveyard of websites time has forgotten – simply because their owners failed to stop and look at the future!
So the bad news is, many, many website owners will fail to head this call – so yes in that sense most websites will “die”.
The good news, there is a lot of information online, and some key principles to stick too that will immortalise your site into the future; when the internet may be almost unrecognisable to us today.
Predictions for websites in 2030: Tomorrows websites will be immersive
The websites of the future will be more immersive, interactive, and personalised. They will be designed to look and feel more like real-world environments, and will be tailored to the individual user’s needs and preferences.
In 2030, websites will be highly immersive and interactive experiences.
They will be designed to engage users on a personal level, and will be tailored to individual preferences. Virtual reality and augmented reality will be used to create realistic and engaging environments. Websites will be intelligent, using artificial intelligence to provide users with personalized content and recommendations. They will be constantly evolving, using machine learning to improve the user experience.
Predictions for websites 2040: Ummm. Kind of cool, kind of scary
In 2040, websites will be drastically different than they are today. They will be more immersive, interactive, and intelligent.
Here are some specific predictions:
- Websites will be more like virtual reality experiences than traditional pages.
- Users will be able to interact with websites in more natural ways, using voice and gestures instead of a mouse and keyboard.
- Websites will be able to learn about their users and provide them with personalized content and recommendations.
- Websites will be more dynamic, with content that changes and adapts based on the user’s actions and interactions.
- Advertisements will be more targeted and relevant to individual users, and less intrusive and annoying.
- Websites will be more secure, with better authentication and encryption methods to protect user data. Web encryption in 2040 will most likely be based on quantum cryptography.
- Loading times will be much faster, thanks to advances in web technologies and infrastructure. Load time will be effectively zero.
- Websites will be accessible from a variety of devices, including augmented reality glasses and contact lenses.
- The line between websites and apps will blur, as more and more functionality is moved into the web browser.
- The traditional web page will cease to exist, replaced by a constantly-evolving, interactive, and personalized digital experience.
Now none of this means you should rush and jump into any of the above points, some technologies will take years into the future to be able to use. But with this roadmap in mind you can be ahead of the curve! 😉
No room for low quality garbage – content will ALWAYS be king!
The internet of tomorrow will be even more so interconnected if that’s possible to imagine, with more & more content being added every day, the search engines already are filtering out what they deem “irrelevant” pages & sites, this problem is sure to be only exacerbated.
Low quality content or junk pages are pages that are created with little to no effort. These pages are often filled with keyword stuffing, spun content, and barely any original content.
Things that make me, and visitors think your content is, well, hot trash
- This website is clearly not maintained and hasn’t been updated in years.
- This blog post is clearly written by someone who doesn’t know much about the topic.
- This article is full of typos and grammatical errors.
- This video is low quality and doesn’t add anything of value.
- This website is clearly a scam, designed to steal your personal information.
Keep in sync with the latest web technology & updates or fall behind
By keeping an eye on the latest trends and technologies of web design, you can ensure that your website is up-to-date and able to compete with other websites in your industry.
Some of the latest trends and technologies in web design include responsive design, parallax scrolling, single-page applications, and HTML5. Most if not all of which have become expected standards in the web design space.
Technologies that increase speed, especially perceived to the site visitor is not only is a time tested golden rule, but more and more employed by search engines to determine user experience & therefore relevancy.
Here are a few ways to stay up to date with website technology updates and trends:
- Follow tech-focused news outlets and websites.
- Attend web and tech conferences.
- Join online communities and forums focused on web development and design.
- YouTube is a great visual resource
- Ask a web design agency what they can do to help you! (make sure they give you a plan!)
Focus on giving value, for FREE!
If you want to be successful in business, you need to focus on giving value for free first.
The reason for this is simple: when you give value for free, you build trust with potential customers. And when you have trust, you have the ability to charge more for your products and services.
Think about it this way: if you were considering buying a car, would you rather buy from a friend who gave you a great deal, or from a stranger who was trying to sell you a car for full price? The answer is obvious. We are more likely to do business with someone we trust. So, if you want to be successful in business, focus on giving value for free first. It will pay off in the long run.
Not only is it arguably morally correct, one day, the internet will make holding knowledge useless anyway because it will allow people to access information instantly and for free. This will mean that people will no longer need to remember things as they will be able to look them up instantly.
Until that day you may as well teach the world & get that good feeling inside knowing your helping.