Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Usability 2.0

Watch the video about the Web Guild event on Usability 2.0 by Google...

Thursday, 14 June 2007

HTML will be there forever

Just had an interesting conversation with a collegue about the future of HTML.

It's function is clearly shifting from a markup language (well, language... i'm not sure) to an XML variant which will be used to position components and plugins.

After all, what more do we need than the basis of the HTML DOM with some includes of your preferred Ajax Framework or an EMBED tag to startup the Flex application? Programmers hardly type HTML anymore, all HTML snippets and components are generated by frameworks! The only reason why some of us do type HTML is because the framework just isn't supporting these few features we would like and we need to do some working around... But that will end when the frameworks are at their 2.0 version.

I think in a few years the meaning of HTML will move to some kind of configuration thing, like we used to have in the settings.ini file of your classic Windows application.

Sunday, 10 June 2007

Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us

Silverlight or Flash/Flex?

Has the big shakeout started yet? Wel, not yet I suppose, but Microsoft and Adobe are preparing for the battle. And ofcourse, we have "the others"...

One thing I know for sure: Rich Internet Applications are commonly accepted to be the future of the web (Web 3.0)? User Experience is the keyword, and it all started with a brochure online and via dynamic websites we went to the Rich Internet Application.

And in my opinion, Adobe was the first with a useful and solid environment for developing RIAs.

There are some interesting discussions going on: the pros and cons of the issue: "Silverlight will kill Flash" are found here: