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Holistic Web Browsing: Trends Of The Future

Når alt og alle i fremtiden er PÅ nettet og nettet ydermere er beriget med kunstig intelligente komponenter vi vil alle enten have et fantastisk liv eller en utålelig tilværelse ...

When everything and every one is ON the internet or internet enabled one way or another and when the net it self is enhanced with artificial intelligence components we'll either have a great life or a very miserable mind ...


The future of the Web is everywhere. The future of the Web is not at your desk. It’s not necessarily in your pocket, either. It’s everywhere. With each new technological innovation, we continue to become more and more immersed in the Web, connecting the ever-growing layer of information in the virtual world to the real one around us. But rather than get starry-eyed with utopian wonder about this bright future ahead, we shouldsoberly anticipate the massive amount of planning and design work it will require of designers, developers and others.

Glasses in Holistic Web Browsing: Trends Of The Future

The gap between technological innovation and its integration in our daily lives is shrinking at a rate much faster than we can keep pace with—consider the number of unique Web applications you signed up for in the past year alone. This has resulted in a very fragmented experience of the Web. While running several different browsers, with all sorts of plug-ins, you might also be running multiple standalone applications to manage feeds, social media accounts and music playlists.

Even though we may be adept at switching from one tab or window to another, we should be working towards a more holistic Web experience, one that seamlessly integrates all of the functionality we need in the simplest and most contextual way. With this in mind, let’s review four trends that designers and developers would be wise to observe and integrate into their work so as to pave the way for a more holistic Web browsing experience:

  1. The browser as operating system,
  2. Functionally-limited mobile applications,
  3. Web-enhanced devices,
  4. Personalization.

To Sum Up

  1. Web browsers will continue to be refined and expanded to include new functionality that will approach an operating system’s level of sophistication.
  2. Designers and developers need to become proficient at identifying and executing functionally limited sets for mobile applications.
  3. Previously unconnected objects will be enhanced with filters to send and receive contextual data across the Web. The design of these objects will change as a result of new interface attributes.
  4. Personalization trends will give users more control over their information and bring new, relevant information to them.

Read more: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/04/10/holistic-web-browsing-4-trends-of-the-future/

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