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    What is Web 2.0 Design?

    I am a web designer, and I love to make outstanding web designs. You can take a look at my portfolio for some examples, but I am interested in this new Web 2.0 thing.

    Can someone explain to me what web 2.0 is?

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    What is Web 2.0
    Web 2.0 for designers

    There isn't really any such thing as "Web 2.0 Design", as it's more of a concept.


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    Big fonts and horrible navigation combined with relatively cool Javascript effects

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    Big fonts and horrible navigation combined with relatively cool Javascript effects
    Saucer of milk for table 3...


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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    Big fonts and horrible navigation combined with relatively cool Javascript effects
    You forgot one, AJAX, a technology that can be used to prevent screenreaders and visually impaired to access your information. (let's ban those suckers!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by peach
    You forgot one, AJAX, a technology that can be used to prevent screenreaders and visually impaired to access your information. (let's ban those suckers!)
    Yeah, but I can also use JPEGs to restrict visually impaired people to access information. It's just another consideration to use while under development.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lo0ol
    Yeah, but I can also use JPEGs to restrict visually impaired people to access information. It's just another consideration to use while under development.
    well, that's why I'm not a fan of image replacement. On my own site all text is scalable. If you're going to use fonts that other people don't have installed you can try sIFR and for photos, use alt text and screenreaders will be fine.

    There is no reason JPEG, or any other image type can be held responsible for accessiblity issues, it's how you use them (ie don't use them for text, but for decoration and photos/artwork).

    But that's just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peach
    well, that's why I'm not a fan of image replacement. On my own site all text is scalable. If you're going to use fonts that other people don't have installed you can try sIFR and for photos, use alt text and screenreaders will be fine.

    There is no reason JPEG, or any other image type can be held responsible for accessiblity issues, it's how you use them (ie don't use them for text, but for decoration and photos/artwork).

    But that's just my opinion.
    That's entirely my point.
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    What happen the the version numbers inbetween 1.0 and 2.0? :|
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    Well according to Wikipedia the things inbetween are part of Web 1.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars-Christian
    Well according to Wikipedia the things inbetween are part of Web 1.5
    That must be like when we had 2.5D graphics! :P
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    I don't think Web 2.0 and design go together.

    Just look at MySpace for an example, the concept is far more about content and services, and how the user can interact, or mess it up - in the absense of control.

    Design - if there is any - is absolutely minimal like with Wikipedia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticksoft
    I don't think Web 2.0 and design go together.
    I don't know about that. Digg is highly 2.0 and it does a great job of combining design and function.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sitedesigner
    Can someone explain to me what web 2.0 is?
    overrated.

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    Here is an article someone wrote about the current web style:
    http://webdesignfromscratch.com/current-style.cfm

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    So it's a style of development / site layout... but it doesnt have anything to do with design?

    What makes Web 2.0 so beneficial?
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    Why would you want to prevent screenreaders? jw
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    From what I can tell, it literally doesn't mean anything specific. It's a generic term that came from some think-tank type group to refer to all the 'new stuff'.

    Isn't the term 'web 2.0' similar to the widely used (but now abandonded) term 'new media' ?
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    I'm fairly certain Peach took a somewhat sarcastic approach to his post, incase you didn't catch that

    And Sagewing, take a look at the Wikipedia article I linked to in my previous post. I wouldn't say that "Web 2.0" has any relation to the the term "New Media"- Web 2.0 is more a generic term to describe the direction the web has turned towards in the past couple of years, with more user interaction and so forth. Oh, just read the Wikipedia article!

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    As i understood its making webpage simple and easy to use. Also it will bring some new technologies. As you know there are problems with ajax between browsers if they have standarts then it will be presented as wanted.
    But i look to http://web2.0validator.com/ some of them are really very needless. They are related to some web pages. Standart can not be based on some web sites. They must based on protocols.

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    *this post is in beta*
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    Quote Originally Posted by The New Guy
    *this post is in beta*
    dude you didn't give me an e-mail form to sign up for when your post finally makes it out of beta that's it you're off my del.icio.us links list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The New Guy
    *this post is in beta*
    The correct usage is:

    This post in beta

    and then you add a spiked circle around the word "beta".
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    I like the Web 2.0 concepts, in my eyes, I see it as making pages more interactive, which in turn makes web based applications easier to use.

    Now I agree that the ajax stuff isn't always good for accessibility but thats why I wouldn't use it on my sites, just closed appications and backends, i don't know what others think. I've listed some resources to maybe get an idea of what it might be... Views from people for and not to keen.

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