Web dev has evolved alongside the technology around it. From plain HTML websites, smart watches, to now foldable smartphones; technology is changing the face of web design and what is capable to be shown on small consumer devices.
A dominant App culture
With the current app culture as popular as it is, it’s fair to say that small-screen, adaptive web design has become just as critical as desktop webpages. Consider how many smartphone users there are across the globe; more than 3.3 billion. That’s nearly half the global population. What’s more, app and web builders (low-cost or even free) exist to provide businesses with the necessary tools to create an app with little, to no, prior knowledge of web development or design.
What does that mean for developers?
The growing consumer need for smarter tech, and access to information across a greater range of devices means that web dev and app design will need to continually respond to a more unpredictable future. Creating easily adaptive design elements, with complex algorithms will require a mastery of the skills and knowledge behind web dev. Is there a risk of apps stagnating and businesses failing to keep up with technology? Flawless web dev needs to remain in the hands of skilled technicians who can create interfaces that the lost-cost and free development tools can’t provide.