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The State Of Web Development – Ajax set to surpass Flash in ’07

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Ektron and SitePoint did a survey of 5,000 web developers overthe US summer, and have just released the results in a report entitled The State ofWeb Development 2006/2007. It’s packed full of useful data, even in the 25-pagepreview (which is free). The bits that particularly interested me were the following twocharts, showing which web technologies developers and organizations are using now – and planto use in future. Tags:#design#web Interestingly AJAX is not that far behind Flash (which has been around for muchlonger). See below for more on that trend… Blogs are well-used, while wikis not so – no real surprise there, as blogs aregenerally easier to use. Syndication / RSS at 36% is still a little low, but I predictit’ll be much higher next year thanks to the likes of Microsoft and Yahoo bringing itinto the mainstream. richard macmanus Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Most web technologies will apparently be used more – inparticular Ajax, which next year is predicted to surpass Flash for the first time.I’m quite surprised that syndication is not planned to be used more next year, as to my mindRSS and syndication has only just scratched the surface of development opportunities.Custom search is another that I pick to be used more – yet it’s slated to go downin this report! Microformats are probably a ‘long bet’, as it’s still low on peoples radar according tothis report.What will be the next big thing on the Web?I also enjoyed the section about the ‘next big thing’ on the Web.  Someresponses:Real-time visual 3D view and navigation of a sitemore standards compliance, responsible use of technologies and semanticsportable information progressParadigm shift: you will not search the Web for information. You will define what youwant, and the Web will collect it for you.Voice interactivity/navigation“…total immersion. Cell phones, PDAs, laptops, PCs, TVs – so many differentways exist to access the Web and more are added every day. The Web is going to become–if it hasn’t already – the hub on which the world spins.”“Integration of Internet technologies into everyday life that does not involve adesktop or even a mobile/cell/PDA”What are your thoughts on the next big thing on the Web? Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img

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