Today’s web is the “modern web” – css, HTML5 coming soon, websites designed with grids, lots of functionality.Â Yes-sirree, this is the modern web.
Just like this was a modern car:
This “modern car” could’t move fast enough for todayâ€™s modern highways (top speeds of 40-45 mph), wasn’t automatic, and didn’t have a/c, radio, or an iPod hookup. Or windows, for that matter. But I’m guessing that to the buyer back then, it was a pretty modern car, and a major change for them. They had to figure out the details of the change – i.e., what should we do with Bessie the horse? Where do we park it? Where do we get gas? How do we maintain it?
My point? Thatâ€™s where the web is today – roughly 20 years after the first web page went online, we have todayâ€™s “modern” web. It certainly looks pretty modern to us, much like those cars from 1927 probably looked to the buyer.
Guess what? Much like that Model T … IÂ don’t think we’re done yet. With websites or with libraries.