Technology moves faster everyday and even faster by the minute. People got used to this notion and innovation tends to happen in the web almost every now and then.
So what’s about to happen next?
Here are some of the following changes that might occur.
Removal of Social Buttons
A lot of us pushes ourselves to create something — may it be of greater or lesser value. People publish those stuffs that they create and show it to the world via social media and Poof! They’re awesome. This generates a huge amount of social activity and fuss, yet sadly, a lot of noise. Brands from all over the web focuses on social exposure through crowd surfing and the use of social networks.
According to Oliver Reichenstien from Information Architects:
Brand == Content
And it doesn’t necessarily mean that
Awesome Brand == Awesome Content
Then, most probably
Awesome Brand == More Likes, Shares, Re-Tweets, etc.
There is a whole bunch of factors that indicates the strength of a certain Brand when it comes to their social media profile.
Smashing Magazine initiated an experiment and remove their social media icons on their web page and announced it on twitter.
Smashing Magazine is clearly upping their game and prestige when it comes to being social and all to say the least. Well, not only that Smashing Magazine had acquired more traffic to their site when they removed their social media buttons but, the readers noticed the site’s faster loading times and got rid of the annoying scrolling buttons on the side. If you want to read more about the removal of social media buttons experiment, then click here.
Google Chrome is killing Internet Explorer
This is pretty obvious. Google has been adapting their code, functionality, speed, and all other web development approaches as Internet browsing evolves. This Infograph by Soluto shows how many people uses Google Chrome to browse the web. It shows how many people have switched between different browsers and from what country that Google Chrome was downloaded.
This graph would probably continue and numbers for Mozilla Firefox and IE would hit the ground unless both would make a solid turn-around plan.
Twitter is removing the annoying /#!
Twitter rolled out a re-architecture of their URL Permalink by removing the hash bang or #!
According to Twitter Engineers:
” The first thing that you might notice is that permalink URLs are now simpler: they no longer use the hashbang (#!). While hashbang-style URLs have a handful of limitations, our primary reason for this change is to improve initial page-load performance. ”
With the use of the Navigation Timing API, the Twitter Engineers took a measurement of it from a sample user and measured the amount of time it took for that user to load a page that it had clicked with respect to the first viewed tweet that appears on the user’s timeline. The result was deemed to lessen the speed of Tweet by another one-fifth of the total tweeting time.
In my observations, there is still a hash bang that appears before the Twitter profile and hopefully we would find more answers regarding this but for now, let’s just leave it be.
This article was made possible with the help of Allan Oguis of ThinkModular. Allan is a marketing consultant for YouTheDesigner, the Leading source of design news, tips, tutorials and inspirational graphic designs. Check out YouTheDesigner on Google+