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Websites and web applications are becoming indispensable and deep-roaming requirements in our lives. From absorbing information to shopping, to net banking, there are websites for everything. The need for web development is so surging day by day, providing awesome scopes to PHP programmers to make websites that are greater than ever. Over the years, enhancement in speed or website performance and upgradation of PHP libraries are the core aspects where PHP improved remarkably. However, what's more in the store of this most prominent scripting language for websites and applications development is worth finding out.

IoT integration into PHP

While tech enthusiasts all around the world claimed that IoT (Internet of Things) is soon to dominate lives with devices gaining internet connectivity to transmit data among each other, PHP is not left from the dominance of IoT. With sensors connected to the devices, users can appropriately obtain data and control them from their mobile devices. PHP is likely to indulge in developing applications that will help users read, analyze and store the data transmitted from the devices. Of late, many started to work on APIs that will help developers to interact with IoT devices.

Static websites generators

A great advancement witnessed in PHP is static website generators which allowed the creation of websites from plain texts. Such websites are typically stored in form of files instead of the database and provides innumerable benefits like ease of implementation, increased speed, controlling traffic traffic surges, etc. With CDNs (Content Delivery Networks) and APIs dominant in the arena of web development making it simpler to deploy content and templates, it is quite clear that static site generators will have lots of role in the coming days.


Still considered as the best tool in the hands of QOS providers, Flash will persist to create 3D illustrations for websites. Developers leverage it to create attractive 3D interactions in the form of either slide banners ads, games or Facebook modules on the websites to make them more substantial and appealing.

Virtual reality

Another trend that grabbed gaming industry is VR or Virtual reality and is soon to sweep the website development industry too. Technology giants like Google and Mozilla have already chosen their approach to APIs that will help in transitioning VR into the web. So, no sooner, we can see many web applications being built using VR technologies that will help us witness virtual reality in everything, from virtual news coverage to destination tours.

Videos or Motion UI

The charm of static images is gradually fading away in website development while animations, video graphics and Motion UI are growing. PHP developers today prefer to provide animations, videos, CSS transitions in the websites to bring a richness in them with predefined motion. The latest Motion UI has different CSS patterns that help in integrating various animated elements seamlessly into the sites. Thus, Motion UI is certainly a spectacular advancement that is going to help in creating websites with stellar video graphics and motion images.

These futuristic trends that are going to revolutionize website development sooner or later and with the latest upgradation in PHP 7, developers will have more ingenious and re-engineered features in hand to build out-of-the-box sites. Moreover, other trends expected to make a mark in recent times are one-page websites, web design evolution, Yarn Pack Manager and material design.

Source by Rob Stephen