Within few days, we will be in 2016. It’s a time when people around the world set their goals for the New Year and trying to improve. Of course, it’s not always easy to sit down and decide what to accomplish over the next year.
As a web developer, it becomes difficult to set anything because the design trends are quick that lasting for a very short time with the evolution of the web design industry. However I have a few useful New Year 2016 resolutions for your developer life.
1. Use Front-end Framework:
Front-end frameworks have become quite popular over the last few years, and there are a lot of them out there to choose from. If you are serious in today’s web development then using frameworks should be must and not an option. Now a day’s your website must be responsive in order to satisfy different browsers, tablets, Smartphone and of course other devices. Responsive web design is not so hard to implement but it can be a little bit tricky to make it all work on all targeted devices. Front-end Frameworks make this job easier. As they allow you to create responsive websites with minimum effort while at the same time keeping everything simple and consistent. They give you a lot of benefits such as speed and simplicity, consistency across different devices, and much more. One of the most important advantages is that they are so easy to use that even a person with minimal knowledge can utilize them without any problem.
2. Follow Web Design Trends
With the fast changing web design trends, try to keep yourself updated to design your websites that can fulfill the dynamic requirement in web design. For example Responsive Design, Scrolling over Clicking, Large and Beautiful Background Images, Parallax Scrolling Animation, Flat Design and many others key in web design.
3. Simplify Your Design.
Simplicity makes a websites look sleek, reduce navigation confusion and it helps achieving desired goals and can make your life easier. But too often it seems hard to simplify your website design. No matter how hard you try, you can’t make your work look like Google’s and Apple’s. But you can do it for yourself. So think what does a website designer really needs to do?
4. Try To Get Better At What You Know
Make habit to learn new things regularly and also improve your use of your daily tools. We always used to with the things that are easy and comfortable and never try to learn new ones that might be better for a given situation. Try to Goggling new tools and go with these to speed up your development and life easier.
5. Learn Principles Of Good Website Usability
Try to learn the principles of good website usability. Usability means user-centered design. Both the design and development process are focused around the potential user — to make sure their goals, mental models, and requirements are met — to build products that are efficient and easy to use.
Ready to Welcome 2016!
So what are your resolutions for 2016? What technologies or tools you really get into this year? Let me know in comments section.