Web (Re)Design"Web 3.0" may be subjected to the same techno-spin as "Web 2.0", but unlike its often-abused predecessor this term is allied with an official World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) initiative known as the "Semantic Web". In a nutshell, the Semantic Web is about two things:
Common standards and formats for the integration and combination of data drawn from diverse sources.
A language for recording how data relates to real world objects that allows either a person or a machine to start off in one context, and then move through many other contexts connected simply by relevance.
"How One Miami Web Design Firm Positions for iPad and Web 3.0 Transitions"
Online marketing websites http://WebReDesignMiami.com andhttp://PervasivePersuasion.com before it attest to the fact that our Miami web designboutique has for years promoted the benefits of W3C standards compliance and practiced what we preached. So naturally, we were pleased that by making clean HTML5 and CSS3 a key component of being “iPad Ready", Apple was forcing the issue. But practically, we do not expect our web design clients and their user base to abandon proprietary plugins like Flash or FLV media overnight. So our approach with VA4Most is to support Flash for what's now, support HTML5 video and audio for what's next, and facilitate the transition from one to the other.
As we explain at VA4Most.WebReDesignMiami.com, our freeware may not be the first open/proprietary HTML5/Flash video/audio media embedding alternative. It is, however, the first of its kind to pass all seven tests of “Web 3.0 Readiness". This means, among other things, that web pages serving up video or audio can leverage VA4Most to qualify as “iPad Ready" today with no changes needed when browsers like Internet Explorer 9 add native HTML5 video and audio functionality tomorrow.
Smart TV Is Almost Here: Do you wish your television set was connected to the Internet? Google and Intel hope you do. They’ve got a new web TV platform in the works and Sony will be the first consumer electronics company to offer the Smart TV service. Paul Otellini, Intel chief executive said, “The revolution we’re about to go through is the biggest single change in television since it went colour,” OK then.
Set A WiFi Password Now: Google admitted that its Street View Vans unknowingly gathered data, like emails, from unsecured WiFi networks, mostly from people’s homes. The moral of this story, stop right now and go set a password on your WiFi router!
NYT Will Charge For Online Content: After many rumors, the New York Times announced that the NY Times.com will start charging users to read articles beginning in January. The Times has yet to reveal how much it will cost to access certain content or whether it will be a pay-per use or subscription model.