We at Fively love frontend unconditionally. Let’s admit the truth: frontend is changing all the time and it takes significant efforts to stay on top of these changes. Nonetheless, it’s fascinating to observe the industry evolution and the directions where this evolution takes us. In this blog post, we would like to share our insights and vision of the frontend development trends for 2021. After reading this list, you would probably share our admiration with frontend and will definitely find something useful for your business.
2. Engaging Power of ReactJS
Vue.js and AngularJS remain popular too. The first one has low barriers to entry and focuses on fast and simple UIs. The second one takes a place in our hearts due to easy prototyping, two-way data binding, and amazing community support as the framework is maintained by Google.
New names emerge as well in the mag of frameworks. In 2020, for example, Svelte fascinated the frontend developers. It allows to build a web application with a reduced bundle size and saves a frame budget.
3. The Great Gatsby
In the roaring twenties of the 21st century, Single Page Apps (SPAs) are changing the web by making it more active and powerful. There is a big obstacle, though. SPAs are no friends of search engines and SEO, which is crucial for online businesses.
To avoid the obstacle, creative minds have concentrated their efforts on making special solutions and that’s why we can talk about Gatsby today. It’s a static website generator that can be used to build PWA’s and optimize them regarding security, speed, and visibility for crawlers. As a result, PWA’s content becomes indexed and you won’t miss the opportunities of SEO. Gatsby is based on React and got the title of the most demanded static site generator and the fastest-growing framework in 2020.
Another popular solution for the PWA’s troubles with SEO is Next.js, which stays the main competitor of Gatsby.
4. Jamstack to not Get Stuck
The Jamstack architecture makes it possible for the frontend developers to work without much worry for backend. Such web apps are supported by the mentioned above React and Vue.
The State of Frontend 2020 respondents admit that a third of them have already built a Jamstack-based solution. Therefore, its huge adoption in 2021 is inevitable.
5. Micro Frontends in Action
Try to consider a web app or a website as a set of features that are owned by separate independent teams. Each of them has a clear specialization and is responsible for the end-to-end development in this field. That’s how micro frontends work.
Using the micro frontend approach, we get compact and cohesive code bases, scalable projects, and independent deployment. Instead of fighting with big and hard things, we slice them up into small pieces and pass responsibility for these pieces to certain people. In 2021, more companies will appreciate this approach.
So, now you are aware of the most promising frontend frameworks, languages, architectures, and concepts. If you feel overwhelmed, try to relax — changes are coming but there’s no need to get lost in them. What we should do is to explore the changes and try to adopt the things that seem relevant to us. If you are looking for professionals to implement any trends in the short term, tell us more today.