Mobile development has been all the rage of late, and justifiably so for anyone desiring to remain competitive. But I’ve also noticed another possible trend as web design focuses on mobile optimization and responsive functionality: the decline in developing the aesthetic qualities of a website.
I completely understand the need for light pages and fast pageloads on mobile devices. It is a must. But in the name of efficiency, I’m afraid that either website owners are requesting, or web developers are pushing a single website to accomplish all functions. As a result, what I’m starting to see are websites that remain nicely laid out with wonderful typography, but contain little color and are sometimes completely devoid of any graphics. The abilty to use gradients, videos, and create animation with CSS3 and HTML5 are great tools, but I still want to see mindblowing photography and genius illustrations.
I think it’s better to keep mobile sites separate from main websites. Here’s why…
With all eyes on mobile, along with the seemingly daily pronounciation by tech pundits of the death of the desktop, I think another sector is quietly rising under most developers’ radars: those inexpensive giant screen monitors and TVs – all connected to the internet – all on vivid HD or better. And let’s not ignore the return of the all-in-one-pc complete with touchscreen.
I’m going to chew on this for a bit and continue to look for evidence that supports why I think that giant touchscreen monitors running an OS like Windows 8 will not only be the new desktop replacement, but the media hub of each home.
posted from my Kindle Fire…are you mobile?