At the ending edge of 2010 we may say things in the Web scene are becoming clearer comparing to last years hypes.
Stop talking about “innovation” with corporates on social networks
People’s understanding that being social at any cost is rapidly becoming unfashionable, and some experts predicted a trend through a more privacy-aware use of third party web applications for their users, tired of external and unnecessary presences.
In my personal opinion online presence should be reconsidered in a strategy plan change: in last years I haven’t seen a real innovation of corporate-customers relationships on social networks. And users are becoming annoyed. Consider Anti-Social Network.
At the edge of .. drafts
2010 has been the year of color-gradients, rounded-corners and text embossed effects.
CSS3 and HTML5 have been the trend, even if half the people using these words have no idea of the difference between them. But it’s not a problem , because for developers – at the end – they are bringing a lot of new features and potentials, especially for layout enhancements.
But it’s really important to notice we’re working more and more often on drafts (don’t call them w3 standards on your glossy website yet) with browser-specific markups to implement new functionalities.
Webkit is the cutting-edge, firefox follows (if you dare to download the FF4 beta release); Internet Explorer 9 launched its beta version, with good response from users all around the world: with version 9 it aims to rise from a long period of new-features absences and security bugs, which caused a big market-share loss.
Community still stays for Innovation
How to not mention the recent development introduction with open-source based frameworks?
In february 2010 it has been released Rails3 (which I recently switched to, from PHP development) a full stack framework for developing web applications.
Innovations are evolving to reach new goals, in terms of technical efficiency and giving people the best user experience.
I was close to forget .. Happy new Year!