Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Hot Web Trends for 2021

2020 brought many changes, but 2021 is looking to be a year of big changes.  Major web and communication changes are on the horizon.

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Single-Page Websites

The trend of using single-page websites really started in 2019, had some growth in 2020, and 2021 will show even more use of this methodology?  But why single-page sites?
Gone are the days of building long and extensive web structures. With a huge majority of people accessing the internet through mobile devices, single page websites provide much easier navigation. The old ways of building separate pages for different topics are becoming obsolete. 
Single-page websites greatly minimize the page load time and allow sites to load faster, which decreases bounce rates. These sites work well on both mobile and desktop because of their simplicity. Moreover, they are not expensive to develop and host. Single-page sites assist businesses to reach their specific target audience with limited content. Moreover, minimalist designs are easier to read and are more appealing.

A single page website does not mean lack of content. It means all the important information is on the page and users scroll down vs CLICK CLICK CLICK.

Website Security

50,000 Websites are estimated to be hacked every day.  Many of them are Wordpress, but not all.  

According to studies, almost 50,000 websites are breached by hackers every day! Many of them are Wordpress sites, but not all.  This is worrisome as many companies are using digital platforms to run their businesses. Websites can contain a lot of sensitive customer information. 2021 is the year when strict website security protocols will be put in place and compliancy enforced.

Using HTTPS protocol will be a priority for all website developers and owners. HTTPS protocol is a basic security standard for all websites as it ensures secure communication without any threat from third parties. Websites that are not protected by HTTPS are marked by Google and other browsers as unsafe. 

Regularly updating software is vital to ensure website security and effective password management solutions should also be adopted.