Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Web 2.0

Here is a hot topic, a new buzzword which requires some of the mystery taken out of it... Web 2.0 is all about the web going 'up' to another level, but there is no specific outline that defines Web 2.0 precisely. It is more of a concept which takes on board a lot of diverse ideas which might lift a website out of the boring flat HTML-only sites of yesterday. We are talking incorporating Flash, Java and good design to enhance the browsing experience and ecourage interactivity, forum-style posting and the like. How can I incorporate this into my humble little website then? Well, this is not an easy one to answer, but I can tell you what I plan to do with my site to start getting some interaction going: I have had various emails from people asking for advice on the DIY sections of my website. I plan to post the questions and answers on the relevant pages so that there is an element of interaction. You can incorporate forums into your site with a little java programming, but I have steered clear of a forum format as I prefer to have control of the posts on my site! To my way of thinking, Web 2.0 is about getting away from a static HTML site that doesn't encourage interaction and sits on the web from month to month without change. If you can find a way to get your website out of that particular rut, then you are on your way to Web 2.0....

2 comments:

BLOG DE MARIO LUIZ DE MELLO said...

Hi

I´m Studing about WEB 2.0 I put a video on my blog. It´s very amazing issue.

Well congratulations to your blog!

Mario
Brazil
http://blogdomariomello.blogspot.com

LiVEWYRE said...

Thanks Mario, I will have a look at your site (I had the post on my site for less than a minute before you responded!! - I was still editting it when I saw your comment...)