Facebook Apps: Do you care?
That just about sums up what people think of them.
When Facebook Apps debuted many people were confused. People began asking “Why do these apps exist?” “and What can I do with these apps?”.
But then something happened. The apps became crap, and people started asking a different question: “Why are these apps so dang annoyng?” and “How can I use Facebook but ignore all this App garbage?”. (more…)
Fragmentation, in our context, is when an application splits into many different versions or branches.
As an example, Google’s Android is constantly accused if being heavily fragmented, which detracts from the user experience. Android, and many different versions of it, are installed on literally hundreds of different devices. The large number of variations does present problems for development, carrier software releases, Android developers, and to a small extent end-users. (more…)
HTML 5. CSS 3.
We’ll say it to get it out of the way: it’s a move in the right direction.
That’s all the good credit we will give to it. From there on out, does it really make your life easier or better? does it help sites or do anything you can’t already do?
AJAX evolved and introduced a whole new level of pain and difficulty for developers.Manipulating the DOM in a cross-browser compatible fashion, oh yeah – remember what your mom used to say about raising you? “easier said that done”.
Up to the present, we’ve seen just about every AJAX library, PHP/MySQL framework, Drupal, Joomla, yada-yada-yada. So what does HTML 5 really mean for anyone? What does HTML 5 mean for my business? What does HTML 5 mean for my website? Is HTML 5 going to cost me money? Is it hard to find developers that can produce content in HTML? Will HTML 5 really be faster than Flash? Is my LAMP framework compatible with HTML 5? And ultimately, will upgrading my site to HTML 5 be worth it, and when should I upgrade to HTML 5?
Wow, that’s a lot of questions, we can’t answer that. But what we can do is give you an idea of what to expect: (more…)