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By dana_dine ·
how do you think that html, browsers and online multimedia software have progressed in the last few years, and how has this affected web development software?

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by GilesGuthrie In reply to web development software

Principally, in the last few years it has become easier for the novice to create their own web sites, with little more than some webspace and some idea of content. This has meant that the professional developers have had to work harder for their crust, and for the most part, they have risen to the challenge admirably.

In the last couple of years, the onset of server-side (active) web pages has come on in leaps and bounds, and it's harder to use off-the-shelf tools to provide content in an active environment. Piggybacking a relatively simple active page onto a database which holds all the content has made for very dynamic sites, such as discussion forums, becoming almost commonplace.

I think there's something of a backlash against these huge media-rich sites, because whilst 80% of users are now on Internet Explorer 4 or higher, most people can't be bothered sitting through an intro, and so sites are becoming leaner and cleaner, and moving away from Flash and the like, concentrating on variety of content, ease and cost of update, and speed of content delivery.

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