A new technology recommendation called IPv6 is suggested to replace the current IPv4 technology. IPv4 allows for fewer than 4.3 billion
directly connected Internet devices, problematic because the world population (as of 2009) is well over 6.5 billion (theoretically, if ever human had a computer and mobile phone, we'd need 13 billion
addresses, which is something IPv6 can easily accomplish).
In 1999, a wireless technology called 802.11b, more commonly referred to as Wi-Fi, is standardized. Over the years that
follow, this technology begins appearing as a built-in feature of portable computers and many handheld devices.
In 2005, the One Laptop Per Child project begins. In an attempt to provide low cost,
education-designed laptops to children around the world for a low cost (US$100 per unit) this project helps spark the netbook industry. Netbooks are small portable computers with extended battery life and
built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.
Multi-touch technology begins to appear in handheld devices, tablet computers, and netbooks. This technology supplements traditional
touch-screen technology by allowing advanced gesturing (several fingers moving on a screen instead of just one). Multi-touch technology is seen as a possible alternative to traditional keyboard
and mouse (touchpad) systems.
Read Bill Buxton's Overview and History of Multi-Touch Systems entitled Multi-Touch Systems that I Have Known and Loved
In December 2009, the first multi-touch website is reported.
(I've started compiling information on multitouch technology for those interested in this fascinating technology.)
In December 2010, 4G Wireless Networks are
launched in the United States, allowing for high-speed connections to devices such as cell phones, tablet computers, netbooks, and laptops.
In 2011, technology companies are working with educators and independent developers to
provide for immersive experiences, applying the best learning techniques with technology to improve the education
system. You can learn more about this movement
As of January 2012, davesite.com, the site you're on right
now, has been visited by over 30 million people. I started this site
in high school in 1996 with no experience. It doesn't take a
college degree to learn web design. Check out
my new free course, designingwithoutagree.com.
Starting a web site is a lot of fun! Already know what you
to call your web site? See if the name
is available to get started. Type the name, then click the ending.
Some popular choices are .info and .us. Don't stick to just .com!