Design Trends whose Future is Now Past

How the internet is used today is strongly influenced by the growing plethora of mobile devices as well as the heavy hitters Apple, Google, and social giants Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Unlike the typical write-up on the latest in design trends, this one is a retrospective on how several development standards are rapidly fading into obscurity.

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Open Source: The Future Looks Bright

Open-source software is no longer a new concept, though a big part of the current trend in technology that is still leading edge and will apparently continue to be for a while.

Based on results from the eighth annual Future of Open Source Survey, presented by Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners, the role of open-source is gaining greater impact on our daily lives. Increased strategic roles in enterprises, new development technology dependence as well as the growth of the developer pool, are significant findings of the survey.

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Welcome!

This weblog was created to be a design related journal, specifically, web design. The intent is to share interests in new techniques, innovations and ideas, with others who are as impassioned by web design as I am.

Having built websites since the closing years of the last millennium, I have evolved considerably, yet still feel behind the “leading edge.” But that’s the beauty of it! There is always more to pursue and learn, keeping it an ongoing challenge – you never quite arrive.

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.

– Winston Churchill

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Chrome

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I started using Chrome browser when it first rolled out in 2008, mainly because it was faster and lighter than Firefox or Opera, and I tend to go for minimalism. In retrospect, Chrome has become the browser I use exclusively and recently I thought about why that is so.

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