What's in the future for websites and design ?

MartinG

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I remember back when I had my first gaming website. The hosts made it so easy for me. Then when I launched a personal website I found fantastico on it.
What does the future hold for modern website building?
I have already seen ready built social website builders so you can have your own facebook.
 

Genesis

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MartinG said:
I have already seen ready built social website builders so you can have your own facebook.
Am curious, I know they exist but where did you see this?
 

GigaGreg

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It depends on what you are talking about, developing or general.

From what I know for developing it holds a lot of features, there is loads to talk about to be fair.

There are lots of different blogs and websites about web developing, my favourite is webdesignerdepot.com. I check this website every often, because im web designer and developer so Im catching up with trends and getting freebies that are useful, for example free photoshop plugins, useful websites for wireframes, sketchups etc.
 

admin

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We build so many websites at work we tend to use theme forest as it development time.

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MartinG

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Just things in general. Scripting for instance. I used html but the JavaScript became the norm. Is the a new type of coding out yet, more simplified or complex.
As I had said earlier. I used this one website way back for gaming. It had all the scripts necessary to host a clan or squad with easy .index like add gif type in header and info to .index. chat and forums. All the cool stuff until they went a different direction.

Template editing is pretty complex for the novice. Will it get easier?
 

Genesis

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MartinG said:
Just things in general. Scripting for instance. I used html but the JavaScript became the norm. Is the a new type of coding out yet, more simplified or complex.
As I had said earlier. I used this one website way back for gaming. It had all the scripts necessary to host a clan or squad with easy .index like add gif type in header and info to .index. chat and forums. All the cool stuff until they went a different direction.

Template editing is pretty complex for the novice. Will it get easier?
Depends on the template as I can't agree that all templates are complex. Depends what you are aiming at. Some of the WordPress templates for example are very simple. You can be up and running in a minute. But yes, if one has more lofty ideas like combining a blog and a discussion forum with a larger Website, etc, etc, then one needs to work through a steep learning curve.
 

MartinG

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Well speaking as a novice which I learned by trying. Replacing .gifs and inserting banners can be pretty complex. Using the cpanel editor also doesn't always produce the results you wanted.
So to get closer to an answer I'm looking for will at some point a built in software be developed that almost understands what youre trying to do to your template?
For instance will it understand that a .gif you are inserting will blow your frames out of wack and automatically resize it ?
These are things I would like to see in the future. Smarter software.
 

GigaGreg

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You have things such sass, frameworks, css3, html5, json and a lot more.

It will get easier because there are thousands of frameworks easy to use and learn for example bootrstrap.
 

OhDandyDay

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The future of websites for me is, every big site has a little brother/sister now. I don't consider myself old, but to be alive during the birth of the cell phone is in it's own right a miracle. Now look at what our mobile website industry has turned into, it's a huge market. With all of the people accessing websites on the go, it's always good to consider making a user friendly mobile version of your site to help obtain additional members/customers.
 

recording

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i think that it will get much easier to install and edit sites. some kind of totally customizable drag & drop.
 

Goku

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Agreed Recording. And with that Apple seems to be still ahead of the pack. Much easier to drag and drop from different sites than with Windows. But I'm sure Windows will catch up eventually. One of these days I think it will be as easy as a Softaculous of Websites that one can drag and drop into a Website. and customize by dragging and dropping features into it.
 

Hells Bells

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There will probably be more and more focus on responsive design. As well as Websites that are easy to design. Along the Wix lines, but just better.
 

weilrich

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I think websites will, for the foreseeable future, still need graphic artists, UI designers, and content managers. No matter how easy it becomes to create a drag-and-drop website, those will look amateurish compared to ones that are professionally designed. I can't imagine a corporation that derives a significant portion of its revenue from eCommerce relying on something that anyone can create using drag-and-drop. Those will be relegated to the initial development stages to show feasibility but not production. A company that is serious about eCommerce needs to remain responsive to customer input and changing market conditions. That usually means an in-house web department, integration into multiple levels of marketing and customer service, SEO, graphics design, and some serious programming.

The low-end tools are for amateurs, newbies, students, or home users.
 

okami91

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Most websites will probably use wordpress and joomla. Many websites that I see today are websites on a certain niche using wordpress and post content regularly.
 

luke1987

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Push technology and extremely dynamic webpages seem to be the way the internet is heading. Almost like every webpage is an app
 

grinsmall

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luke1987 said:
Push technology and extremely dynamic webpages seem to be the way the internet is heading. Almost like every webpage is an app

^this but not every single site will go this way as it is still loading slow on mobile (but no longer a problem for high-end devices).

and almost every site will go mobile-ready or mobile first (using frameworks like bootstrap).

And I can forsee old versions IE (i.e. 6, 7, 8) dying out soon, and developers no longer have to care about how their site would look in IE.
 

cswrobert

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I think all website designing would be focus on responsive & simple design. The trend of smartphone already came. You can find out fact from freelancer. The world of market structure would gradually incline.
 

Serven

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Everything is probably going to become even more integrated than before. For multiple use on desktop/laptop/ipad/phone. Also possibly more interactive than before. Great focus on security.
 

Nightwatch

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I think it's going to get even easier than it is now to launch a Website. One is going to get more and more of those "automatic website" type places where one can do your own Website with the very minimum of effort. On the one hand it is good but on the other hand there are just too many junk Websites around. So who knows one of these days we'll see greater control of Websites, maybe Registrars may be regulated to become more tough with selling domains with more stringent rules so it may make it a little more difficult for people to create junk Websites.