A 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… 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 Market
Cliqset, a website that allows users to view and interact with streams of activity data from multiple social networks in one place, is losing its two co-founders after an unsuccessful run at growing the company. Darren Bounds and Charlie Cauthen led what might have been the single biggest show of startup support for bleeding-edge technical standards aimed at building a federated social Web, rich with consumer choice – but the company’s business execution was insufficient to ensure its survival.Leaders of the distributed social Web standards community, the effort to build interoperable competition for the big social networking silos, say that Cliqset’s apparent demise is unfortunate, but that they look forward to seeing what Bounds and Cauthen do next.Cliqset worked with all kinds of different technical standards, but the startup’s brightest shining moment may have been in December 2009, when it released an API that transformed user activity data feeds from more than 70 different social websites into standardized Activity Streams data and offered them through a new API.Cliqset – Getting started from cliqset on Vimeo.Standards across sites for user activity data feeds are aimed to act as a common foundation to provide scale for innovation outside the big mainstream social networks. In other words, if all photos, friends and comments are marked up in a common standardized way, those activities can be viewed across all the small social networking startups – giving them more people and content to display than they would if it was just a random startup alone against the big guys like Facebook. I’ve compared standards in social networking data to the historical rise of standardized railroad measurements – which allowed trains to ride across different networks and fostered a new era of nation-wide commerce in the United States.Unfortunately, economic incentive hasn’t driven people to engage with interoperable small networks instead of favoring the big players, Facebook and Twitter. Meanwhile, little Cliqset suffered from a substantially unappealing user experience, which it was never able to overcome. “Darren and Charlie have done an amazing job taking open technologies and distilling them into a consumer experience,” Yahoo’s Eran Hammer-Lahav said today. “The problem is that social aggregation no longer offers any significant value with the Facebook/Twitter market consolidation. The biggest loser from the collapse of Cliqset is Google, as their world of potential social federation partners shrinks even further. Cliqset was a strong supporter and early adopter of many of the core social technologies such as Salmon, WebFinger, and PubSubHubbub.”Unfortunately, all those standards are feeling less viable today than they were in the heady times they were introduced. Independent social Web technical leaders have largely joined up with Google or Facebook and standards organizations have grown quieter. Cauthen and Bounds have not announced what they will do next, but it’s probably safe to assume that it will include working to move social Web data standards forward.Startup ChallengesNot everyone agrees that this has anything to do with challenges faced by the larger standards community. “I don’t believe this really has anything to do with standards,” Chris Saad of Echo and the Data Portability Working Group says. “Lifestreams in the b2c space has long been crowded and has now consolidated around the Facebook news feed.”Cliqset’s Bounds appears to agree. “In order to build a community, you need massive differentiation today,” Bounds told blogger Louis Gray this morning. “It’s fairly obvious in hindsight. Projects I would be working on in the future would be leveraging the existing social graph, and the need for success wouldn’t be contingent on relationships and community within itself. In no means do I think Facebook is impenetrable and somebody can’t build something to compete with it, but it’s not an easy task.” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Analysis#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
News Release Informing Wisconsin Taxpayers About Extension of Due Dates due to Extreme Weather Issued
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has issued a news release informing taxpayers that due dates for sales, withholding and other business taxes (premier resort tax, local exposition tax, etc.) have been extended. The news release states that state agencies were closed for public business on Wednesday, January 30, due to extreme weather conditions. Further, the news release states that United States Postal Service is also experiencing service disruptions throughout the state. As a result, due dates for sales, withholding and other business taxes including premier resort tax, local exposition tax, etc. have been extended. Furthermore, due dates to submit Forms W-2 wage and tax statements and Forms 1099 have also been extended. Any return or wage statement that was due January 31, 2019, will be automatically given a new due date of Monday, February 4.News Release, Wisconsin Department of Revenue, January 31, 2019Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.
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