During an interview I gave to Alison Enright of Internet Retailer magazine about designing across an increasing variety of devices, and the topic of the current excitement in the web design community came up. It got me thinking about why exactly everyone is so jazzed about what’s going on in the web right now.
While the storm of talk about responsive web design and new technologies are definitely factors in creating a high level of buzz with design oriented techno-nerds like me, I found myself realizing that these things are just a small piece of what makes the future of web so exciting.
We are again at a point where designers and developers are equipped with both new devices and the technologies necessary to create truly exciting content for them. Five years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the very first iPhone. Since then we’ve seen smartphones (then tablets) go from newfangled to prolific.
Right now we are creating new patterns and trends that will shape and form the way the web is used for ages to come. The internet is evolving it right now, and we have the power to make it whatever we want. It’s a good time to be in the web industry.