Are web sites today so complicated because they have to be or because they can be?
When was the last time you had an unstable Internet connection? Was it riding the subway home from work? Was it using the wifi at a local coffee shop a few days ago? Or at a hotel, on a plane, or at an airport? When you were able to connect, was it painfully slow? Could you load a webpage other than google.com?
Markup languages are useful for adding structure to text, such as with XML. Unfortunately, it's just too much to add a bunch of opening and closing tags for every little thing. Especially for text formatting. HTML 1 already taught us that.
Cards are fast becoming the hot new design paradigm for mobile apps, but their importance goes far beyond mobile. Cards are modular, bite-sized content containers designed for easy consumption and interaction on small screens, but they are also a new metaphor for user-interaction that is spreading
Researchers from UCL, Stanford Engineering, Google, Chalmers and Mozilla Research have built a new system that protects Internet users' privacy whilst increasing the flexibility for web developers to build web applications that combine data from different web sites, dramatically improving the safety of surfing the web.
The Physical Web: walk up and use anything
MetaFilter is the little weblog that could, established in 1999 as one of the first community blogs. Over its fifteen year history it has expanded from a place to discuss interesting things on the
(or, cutting out bloat by using a platform where bloat won't fly) Let me start off by saying I'm generally a huge fan of my bank, USAA . ...
Ted Nelson demonstrates his Xanadu Space software for representing hypertext as it should be, in three dimensional space. http://hyperland.com
It's a common refrain: "Apple's walled garden threatens the open web." NPR's Laura Sydell warns that "Apple's mobile devices [are] more like living in a gated community than being out in an open city." At BoingBoing, a prominent voice in the crusade against Apple's supposed hegemony, Rob Beschizza write
I was late coming to Instagram, probably because they were late releasing it to Android. I also fell out of love with Facebook a few years ago, but have snuck back in to look around some more. One last piece: Pinterest (or my beloved "dude version," Gentlemint). It's the Junkweb. The Rise of the Junkweb
Il web è morto. Lunga vita ad Internet", scrivevano su Wired Chris Anderson e Michael Wolff. La Rete per come la conosciamo da qui alla fine del decennio cambierà volto. Sarà una lontana parente di quella aperta, navigabile via browser e accessibile tramite desktop, tastiera e mouse di oggi. Ad ...
From a traffic perspective, the three companies are so powerful that I've given them their own combined name, or FaceYahoogle. The power of FaceYahoogle ends up becoming very real for my clients after I complete a competitive analysis (which includes identifying major sources of traffic for their company, as well as their competitors). The numbers I present across websites typically show extremely high referral data from FaceYahoogle, and by viewing the actual traffic numbers, you start to get a feel for how much impact the three entities have traffic-wise and potentially revenue-wise.