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The Past, Present, and Future of Website Designers and Developers

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This paper will be discussing the past, present, and future of web designers and developers. First by looking at the brief history of websites and how it has evolved to what is it today. Second will be discussing the present trends of how people are viewing websites on mobile devices such as: cell phones and tablets, and how that affects the design and development of websites. Lastly we’ll discuss the possible expectations the future has in store for us, devices like Google glass and other advancements to come. Website would of course not exist without the invention of the internet, which came out in the 1960s. It was first only allowed to be used by the government so they could efficiently transfer data from one computer to another. It…show more content…
In the decade mobile devices such as cell phones and tablets have risen in usage for visiting websites. Since 2010 there as been a 400% growth in mobile web searches. (ETC, 2013) Unfortunately websites are very hard for the user to view and navigate through websites not designed for a small screen used on cell phones. This was the new challenge for web designers to solve and with the growth of popularity of mobile usage the web designers needed to make websites for both personal computers and mobile devices. Now often if the user visit a website using a mobile device they will be asked if they want to go to the “mobile site” which are specifically designed for a better user interface and design for the mobile device. With the smaller screens of mobile devices the we designers needed to layout the website completely differently so the user does not get overwhelmed or confused. The new trend for 2013 is called Responsive Web Design also known as RWD which allows users have a better experience on both P.C.’s and mobile devices. The RWD templates are designed to work and have a good visual feel on a variety of different screens, so a user on any device accessing a website will have a good experience on what ever device. (Taheri, 2013) Scrolling and navigation panels on websites have also begun to change, now certain apps have been integrated into websites for users to have a more fun and effective way to navigate though
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