How the Web Works and How it Could Work

Last modified on December 29, 2010

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Forever web pages have been improving. Don't say they haven't either. Remember messy ol' HTML? Now there's CSS to go with that, and Javascript too.

The traditional sense in going to a webstie is you load it, and click on links - It's just that simple. What if this was a little more complex, but still easy?

Imagine a web page that could be organised in any manner according to the person behind the browser. No specific edits, no specific alignments, no specific anything. One could add pictures, video, music, and share these edits with their friends. More-so these edits would automatically be visible to anyone who was "following." Is this confusing? I hope not. Just think of it as a Status / Twitter on steroids. A way for people to manipulate web pages as they see fit.

I would assume that every web page would look normal - But would then be manipulated by each visitor (if they wanted to). Of course these edits would be locked to said user.

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If you've ever used Google Docs, or Etherpad, you should understand exactly where I'm going with this. Multiple people could edit a page, and have a deeper interaction with the website/online service. Eh? Sure, a comments box, Social buttons, and so on aren't bad. (But) What if these changes stuck, and could be de/centralised as needed. Similar to the diaspora model, 'cept a little more intense.

Though I could be jumping the line here. Maybe the web isn't ready for a such thing, yet. Who knows.

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5 thoughts on “How the Web Works and How it Could Work

  1. I've been doing some reading on this as I am currently working on a project for some website functionality.(Totally new concepts for me lol!)I can see where your postulation(hypotheses?)are the logical progression from where web page design and user interaction currently stand

  2. From my point of view the web has never "been ready" for any new concept or function…it has always been a catch up game with the most flexible and alert developers coming up with something that makes you go "facepalm" D=OH!

  3. @chuckThat is why I think this whole real-time-interactive-type deal is a big leap. The design is already there, as I said in "Google Docs," and "Etherpad." As Etherpad =/= Google Wave. But as far as real-time transitional web pages. … don't know.I'd love for people's browsers to use all capabilities. Caching to the fullest, etc.I would love to begin a prototype/concept for this.

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