What’s the Future of Web Design Like ?
CSS3 will be released gradually. CSS3 will be introduced in modules. This allows for the new standard to be phased in gradually and give browser companies a chance to implement the new modules if they desire to do so. One of the big advantages of CSS3 is that it allows web designers to be much more directed when addressing particular zones of a web page.
Searches will become less dependent on keywords and more like natural language. This, of course, will mean much more sophisticated databases that store the various ways people search for information.
Accessibility features will become more diverse. Browsers will continue to be developed that focus on availability to all users no matter what their handicap. For example, expect to see improvements in the voice synthesis features for the hearing and visually impaired.
Alternate means of access will become more accepted. The idea that people are accessing the internet on mobile devices with small screens will become more commonplace and website services will automatically take these methods into account. Technology beyond HTML will be more widely-accepted once connection speeds are reliable. And connection speeds are becoming just that.
There may be a more of a trend to using the web as a computer tool. In other words, people will increasingly view the web in the context of its primary purpose: as an information tool. With this in mind, there will more than likely be less development of “cute” graphics and more of a focus on using graphics in a simple context so as not to distract. In other words, you may see a reduction in Flash graphics, animated GIFs, and numerous photos posted on a page.