In the year 3000! ok maybe 2012 - The future of Development
Posted at Jun 8, 2009 10:27:31 AM by Ronald Busky | Share
So I have been reading lately on the evolution of web development and how it will affect our culture as a whole. I have seen many blogs and articles state that mobile development will grow substantially. I totally agree with this item. Most websites now have evolved into thinking of mobile website presentation as an important part of their design and development. Some may argue in having a separate presentation for your mobile edition like yoursite.com/mobile or m.yoursite.com others might argue that something like "Progressive Enhancement" might be the solution. While others still might have their own reasons for doing what they do. I personally feel like there is no right answer. The biggest question to me is something that plagues us as developers and designers on the regular computer browsers. That is cross-browser compatibility. For example, I went from a sidekick slide to a G1 and now to the iPhone. Each phone supports different functionality and such. which makes it very difficult to have the mobile edition look the same across all phones. Yikes!
Another thing I have read about lately has been on the "I hope IE 6 Dies" mentality. While me as a Developer would truly hope so, we might not have that even in 2012. With the prices of these systems, licensing costs, lack of IT manpower or whatever else could be impeding the upgrade of computer systems in larger corporations we might still have to deal with this disease.
Frameworks Frameworks Frameworks. Developers have their preference. Some might tell you to learn all, some might say stick to one. At the end of the day, I can see them integrating concepts together to form the ultimate framework like voltron.js
I would talk about HTML5 and CSS3, but why. If not all browsers support it, then we are back to 2009.