The Evolution of the Home Page
Created By Noah Bowens
December 20, 2013
Since The Beginning
In the beginning the internet was looked at as something
to find information, and surf. The web designs were
basic, plane, and just boring. It was just something put
together just for the readers to get their information and
leave. Through out the years the web has changed
drastically. More sites have been built, more fascinating
designs have caught the eye of user. Persuading them
to stay longer like a online version of Holiday Inn.
Now, we have a new age that has ushered its way into
our minds, mobile access and tablets. Since these two
things came on the scene, the PC/Laptop has started to
look like dinosaurs.
Just Look At The Facts
As of May 2013
91% of American adults have a cell phone
56% of American adults have a smartphone
28% of cell owners own an Android; 25% own an iPhone; 4% own a Blackberry
As of September 2013
24% of Americans ages 16 and older own an e-reader
35% of Americans ages 16 and older own a tablet computer
67% of cell owners find themselves checking their phone for messages, alerts, or calls —
even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating.
44% of cell owners have slept with their phone next to their bed because they wanted to
make sure they didn’t miss any calls, text messages, or other updates during the night.
29% of cell owners describe their cell phone as “something they can’t imagine living
Just Look At The Facts(cont.)
Just by looking at those numbers it tells me that there had
to be major revamp of web designs on the web. In order
for so many people to to look at a website on a mobile
device or tablet it has to be able to fit. There is curtains
templates or codes you have to put in so your phone
browser can pick it up. So through out the years web
design had no other choice but to change.
There are eight great software tools you can use so your
website is accessible on all devices.
Mobify- Mobify allows you to create a mobile version of your website
through an intuitive and user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI). Setup is a
breeze, and you can have your very own mobile site in minutes.
Wirenode- mobile website generator that has helped more than 50,000
websites create mobile-device-friendly versions of their sites.
Mippin Mobilizer- If you're strapped for time, Mippin Mobilizer is a no-frills tool that will
take you minutes to use. All you have to do is enter your site's RSS feed URL, configure some
options, sign up for an account, install some code on your site, and you're done! As you set
up your mobile site, it has a live preview on the right-hand-side so that you can see the
progression of your site's design as you configure it.
Onbile- Onbile promises that you can have a mobile version of your site in five
minutes or less. It delivers this promise by giving you an intuitive user interface for
constructing your mobile site and a custom-generated script to paste into your
index page so that when mobile device users visit your site, they are redirected to
the mobile version.
Winksite- If you're interested in creating an online community based around your
MobilePress- A free WordPress plugin for creating a mobile theme for your
iwebkit- iWebKit is a simple framework for creating your own iPhone/iPod touch apps.
MoFuse- MoFuse is loaded with a large set of features for building and managing your mobile
mobile site, check out Winksite, a web app for building a mobile community for
WordPress-powered site. Another WordPress plugin to consider is WordPress Mobile
As you can see there are many tools you can use to
create effective websites that will work on mobile
devices and tablets. You have to think outside of the box
when getting the user attention. If you where the user,
what would catch you attention and draw you to the
site. Those are the steps you have to take to be
successful in this day in age
Bad examples of website on
Good examples of websites on
In conclusion changing the web design is the best thing
to do if you want to keep up. Using one of the 8 software
tools should have your website up and running within a
couple of days, if not that same day.
Also make sure you keep your web site current and up to
date. Users want to see new information on websites
and nothing that is old and used.