Web Trends Meetup

Web Trends 2021-2022

This review looks at how Computing has become world-wide personally pervasive – 66% of the world’s population have a  personal computer.    But not  quite as expected – the PCs are predominately mobile phones  and though slightly lagging [59.5%  of mobile PCs are connected to the Web], these PCs are not isolated silos of information. This continuing world-wide growth of the Mobile Web-connected PCs forms the backdrop for our Web Trends review. There will be a  Zoom meetup to discus these trends – see here for details. Also see at bottom of this page the tips for using the 3DFlipBook PDF viewer; it is easy to use.

As computing over the last 75 years has gone from large organization specialty to personal info and communication devices, one constant has been accelerating change – usage, technology, software development,  learning curve – every aspect of computing. So it should not be a surprise to see Web Change as a major trend.

But continued large growth of mobile phones use on the Web is aided by mobile innovations like PWA, AMP, , 5G etc. Current Web Trends are also seeing a longer adoption cycle 2-3 years However, the most disconcerting trend is the Web going dark as CyberAttacks have become a big business – forcing 5 million users to adopt ever more elaborate self defense measures.

Cyber Attacks in the past have been infrequent and confined to large organizations – not any more! This year thre has been 4 huge Ransomware attacks with thousand of website victims and multi-million dollar rasom payments And huge data breaches  continue to expose users private data with only a pittance of compensation to the victims.

And many of the Cyberattacks are enabled by super-organized hackers who have created a sophisticated HACKaas set of tools to create ever more effective hack attacks, Cybercriminals are now ahead of the curve in fleecing your data and/or websites.

Cloud Computing has grown over the past 5 years because it promises lower cost of operations , ability to dynamically scale up or down computing power to meet changing business need and deliver  broader connectivity options  and thus helping to break down isolated silos of information within and between organizations.

But recently more organizations both large and small are using Cloud Computing to bolster their CyberSecurity in view of the recent onslaught of Cyber Attacks. But this raises the question of how safe are Cloud providers ??

Mobile technology has seen steady improvement from 2G to 5G through soon appearing 6G bringing a steady tenfold speed improvements,  wider range and better resiliency. But on the software side mobile devices have had to cede better performance  to PCs.

However Google and a host of players have recently changed the equations with technologies like PWA, AMP, Web Assembly, and IoT. But wait…IoT and 5G present Cybersecurity risks…..

Web Computing = Change  …. but now Web Computing = Very Fast Change. Across the board from hardware technology to software tools through to development and release processes change in every aspect of computing and the Web is arriving faster than ever. For example, 5 years ago HTML+Fonts+Scripts made up the biggest chunk of webpage size. 3 years ago, average webpage size had grown by 20% and images accounted for 55% of the load. Now video has 60% of 30% bigger webpage load. Bottom line, Gartner is raising concerns about IT staff being able to cope with security and development load.

Guide to using the 3DFlipbook PDF viewer

The 3DFlipBook PDF viewer has a versatile set of control options:
  1. Enlarge page size
  2. Shrink page size if previously enlarged
  3. Fit view of page to container
  4. Display Table of contents popup window-click on page to display it
  5. Flip one page back
  6. Page counter is live – just enter page number to display it
  7. Flip one page forward
  8. Go to full screen display – or if in full screen mode return to standard page size
  9. Six page display options
    • Smart pan – allows user to drag the display page in the window
    • Single page – changes to single page view or back to dual page
    • Sounds – turns on or off page flip sounds
    • Share – traditional page share options
    • Increase lighting – increases brightness of page
    • Decrease lighting – decreases brightness of page
See here for details about the free 3DFlipBook plugin

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