The Internet is an environment that has been actively changing and developing since its inception. A few years ago, Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flash technologies were used to display animations and videos on websites. But, despite the seeming inviolability, they, along with many other means, are gradually becoming a thing of the past. There is no need to use additional plug-ins for playing video, music and even chatting on the network.
Using up-to-date technologies on the site is a guarantee that it will look modern and will be able to satisfy all user requests. Therefore, it is necessary to order the development of a site in a company that, along with traditional, established methods, is not afraid to use the latest and most innovative solutions. Creabox is such a company. Our experts are constantly improving development methods and apply new technologies, creating unique and modern products.
What changes will happen online in the foreseeable future? And what Internet technologies are already compatible with your browser and therefore can be implemented on the site?
SPDY AND HTTP2
Today, the addresses of Internet resources begin with the familiar combination of “http: //” – “HyperText Transfer Protocol”, that is, “hypertext transfer protocol”. This is a technology for sending website information from a server to a client computer. The age of this protocol is more than twenty years old. But, despite such a huge time by the standards of the network, it has not changed much. However, the HTTP protocol contains a lot of anachronisms. They are not needed and lead to an increase in the loading time of web pages. Therefore, experts are actively working on replacing the protocol with HTTP2. The latter meets modern requirements and allows you to achieve the highest speed of loading the site in the browser.
A few years ago, Google began work on SPDY, a new version of the HTTP protocol. The developers set themselves the task of accelerating page loading by using multiplexing technology. It, unlike HTTP, involves reducing the requests sent to the web server into one. According to available information, SPDY allows you to speed up page loading by almost half. This technology is already available today in the latest versions of common browsers, including, by the way, Internet Explorer.
The main problem of protocol popularization is a small number of resources optimized for SPDY. So, it does not support Wikipedia, Livejournal and other popular sites. And boast compliance with modern requirements can Twitter, Facebook, WordPress.
WebRTC provides a fundamentally new level of site interactivity, which is especially important for online stores and other resources that require contact with the user. Moreover, the technology will allow you to track user actions, for example, using a web camera and based on them to change the contents of web pages. WebRTC APIs are currently built into Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. The technologies included in its composition are absolutely free for site owners and do not require any cash payments.
HTML5 is a new version of the markup language for web pages. Today it is already quite actively used when creating sites, although it still does not have official status. The main advantage of HTML5 is the ability to describe multimedia content in code. HTML5 supports video, audio, canvas tags, eliminating the need for site users to install additional plugins, in particular, Adobe Flash.
The technology is available on any electronic device thanks to the support of all modern browsers, including mobile. HTML5 is also used to develop applications that do not require a permanent network connection.
High-resolution displays, such as, for example, Retina for Apple devices, led to a completely unexpected problem. Many of the images on such screens look either grainy or blurry. This is due to the fact that they are optimized for “ordinary” displays. And site administrators are in no hurry to load the resource with large images, despite the fact that for most users their download is no longer costly.
HTML5 extensions include the “srcset” attribute. It makes it possible to load images of different quality in the user’s browser, depending on the resolution of the display. The technology allows you to issue the picture that will look best on the screen of a particular user. Of course, in this case, the site owner will need more hosting space, but the quality of the resource itself will be increased significantly. The attribute is supported in all WebKit-based browsers, and, of course, in Safari.
Any user can independently verify the significant difference in the performance of web applications running in the browser and desktop programs. But in the near future this difference will be overcome thanks to Google Native Client technology. It will allow you to run written for desktop software directly in the browser.