Editor’s note: The opinions expressed in this article are solely that of the author’s, Arley McBlain.
When it comes to the still emerging Mobile Web realm, I think we should all be outraged about the trouble Windows Phone 7.5 can unleash.
Print is dead. Long gone will be the days where newspaper staff members struggle to get "to press," where magazine editors sweat and toil over sending off final proofs to the printer.
Speculators and soothsayers everywhere whisper of the e-book’s pending dominance, its utter defeat over the long time champion, The Noble Book.
Paper will be an extinct technology in [insert alarming number here] years.
The father of the e-book passed away last week. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, died Tuesday, September 6, at the age of 64. Considered by most to be the man that jumpstarted the move toward digital books, Hart created the first fully digitized public document by hand-typing the Declaration of Independence into a University of Illinois computer.
That was back in 1971, and Project Gutenberg has arguably paved the way for what we now know as e-readers and, most importantly, e-books.
3D seems to come in waves. Those who are old enough will remember wearing colored 3D glasses and watching titles such as It Came from Outer Space and Robot Monster on the silver screen. Starting with Bwana Devil in 1952, Hollywood released over 60 3D films in three years, and cinema was changed forever. Or so the story went.
Last time, I discussed the things that shaped the web design industry in 2010. Now, let’s look forward to what’s ahead this year. I won’t be making crazy, outlandish predictions; instead, I’ll be talking about things that will likely continue to exert an ever-increasing influence on our industry this year.
At the end of 2009, I sat down and had a think about where the web was headed — what was happening at the time, and where it was all going. I put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard, to be more accurate) and wrote an article called Five Technologies That Will Keep Shaping the Web in 2010 with the intention of looking at technology trends driving our industry, and how they would continue into the future. To reflect back in the year that has just passed, in this article, I will discuss some of the technologies and trends that shaped the web design industry in 2010.
The web is constantly evolving. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see how quickly new technologies are being adopted and how fragile design trends are. While the web is still an infant relative to other mediums such as print, TV and radio, and still has fair amount of growing up to do, it has already amassed a rich history. Let’s take a look at how the medium has evolved throughout the years.