ZURB has released a major new version of its popular Foundation framework, a web development toolkit for quickly building responsive websites. The new Foundation v4 is a ground-up re-write that sees ZURB taking a mobile-first approach.
Like its erstwhile competitor Bootstrap, Foundation offers a set of HTML and CSS building blocks you can use to quickly develop basic site structure and design
The Norwegian software developer Opera announced that it will abandon its home grown rendering engine Presto in favour of the open source WebKit rendering engine.
There is no doubt that some developers have stopped supporting Internet Explorer while designing their websites. It took Microsoft a while to realize that and has now taken a step forward to rehabilitate its browser. “Better late, than never.”
Modern.IE is a new set of virtual tools released by Microsoft to help developers make sure that their websites render beautifully across
“The power of the Web is in its universality…. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”
A fabulous quote once said by the legendary person Sir Tim Berners Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web.
However when it comes to universal accessibility of the web, it remains more of a goal than a reality. It’s not impossible to do it. We do have the means and tools, but it’s the developers who often neglect it.
What about the future of search on the internet? Is it possible for anyone to compete and overthrow search engines like Google or Bing? It may seem a little odd this time however, experts have already started arguments about it. At DLD13 seminar Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures expressed his thoughts saying that its unlikely for search engine giant Google to retain its market dominance in the near future. He revealed that Microsoft already has 15% share of US online search market via Bing.
It is a sensible rational for Bing to retian its share despite being slow growing is the fact that its the default search provider on almost every Microsoft manufactured product. ranging from Windows to Windows Phone. Albert Wenger also meantioned, "Google is losing the OEM (companies who buy in components from others) search deal," he said. "Search is so big that Google cannot retain that market share."
Nowadays mobile search is growing by leaps and bounds, does Google need to screw up for another player to get a look in? While referring to tracking-free search site DuckDuckGo' Wanger said "Head-on competition with Google will be hard, but something smart will peel off the side," He also mentioned, "One of the things that has changed on the internet in the last few years are the pools of knowledge like StackExchange, Yelp and Foursquare. That's knowledge around specialist domains, and DuckDuckGo is partnering with those pools. Unlike Google, DuckDuckGo has no competitive properties," he further added. Is voice search really going to overtake, or is it some sort of consensual hallucination by the tech industry?
Another speaker Philip Inghelbrecht who is head of business development at Rockmelt's said that Google is on a three-year mission to change how consumers search. "I think they will succeed in that," Inghelbrecht further said. "What comes next? Step out of the paradigm of search as we know it, before I start driving my car knows (from my calendar) I am on my way to San Francisco, gives me the route and updates my wife to tell her when I will be home so I don't have to phone her. Combine that with voice and that is really one step ahead." In television and particularly smart television. Search is being held up by incumbent TV companies, contended tech blogger Henry Blodget. "Everybody wants a search interface on TV that just gives you what you want and when you want it. Can anybody do anything about those greedy cable companies?" Blodget said.
"That's not a search problem but a rights issue, and it's beginning to solve itself," Wenger said in reply. "In startups when I ask who has a cable subscription, nobody has. I've got three kids that use YouTube, Vudu and on demand, and they never feel they can't get what they are looking for."
For those of you who have made a decision to employ some sort of web designer to build you a web site, you can quickly become overwhelmed by the sheer number of professionals available for this service. How will you realize what one will probably make a high-quality web site for you at a sensible price? Being unsure of learning to make the correct choice could place an individual at risk for spending a lot of money only to get a site that does not convey your exact message or maybe negatively impact your image.
More and more people are coming to believe that HTML5 is going to take over the web in the near future; others say it's not going to happen. The largest proponent and principal architect behind HTML5, the W3C, argues that HTML5 is the future of web design and development, and its recent development encourages to prove it. HTML5 can not only be used for web design but also for app development.