In the 1996 the book ‘Creating Killer Web Sites’ was released and soon became a bestseller. In fact, it was arguably the most important web design book in its’ time.
Much has changed about the Web and web design since then, but nearly 20 years later, Killersites is still teaching modern web design, with always an eye on what’s coming, and how to best build websites today.
I should do something special on March 28th 2016 … it would only be right!
So, I am about to release my new series of courses designed to teach total beginners web development. I’ve been coding since 1994, and teaching code since 2003 – these new courses are the best work I’ve ever done!
I decided that I had to do something different with these new courses; no point in doing the same old thing I’ve been doing for over ten years … basically what everyone else is doing now.
So, what I came up with is a new style of course, something that incorporates what I call Immersive Quizzing. Basically, with the Immersive Quizzing, you will learn to code much more easily, and much more quickly than you thought possible. My beta testers are all loving it, and they tell me they would not want to do video courses without the Immersive Quizzing component.
I’ll start with the conclusion: there will be plenty of web design and web programming jobs in the future. In fact, if you know the right stuff, there will be more work than you can handle!
You may have heard that big tech companies like Microsoft have been lobbying the US Congress on letting high tech trained foreign students stay in the US to work. The reason they want these people to stay, is not take jobs away from Americans, no …. it’s because there aren’t nearly enough Americans to take those jobs!
I just wanted to mention that we are close to launching our brand new KillerVideoStore.com web site. After much work on both the front end and the back end, we are finally close to having something ready for primetime.
The new video store is different in a few ways:
Whole new layout.
The KillerVideoStore becomes an information hub … soon with hundreds of free videos.
The store will have its’ own blog where I will be talking about the latest web trends and putting the spotlight on various videos in our courses.
The store will now be offering much more comprehensive training packages that will include our streaming video library and our interactive training at KillersitesUniversity.com
One of the early lessons in my business life was that to make money, you had to figure out the trends going forward.
… You can’t be looking at what was popular last year and you shouldn’t pay too much attention to what might happen 5 years from now – you need to figure out what will be the in thing within the next 12-18 months.
Web Design Trends of 2011
My predictions are as follows:
Android development – this means HTML5 and CSS3
iOS development – this means HTML5 , CSS3 and for programmers: objective C.
So there you have it. Concentrate on learning one of these and you should do well this coming year.
Today the US government (the FCC branch) once again demonstrated that the will of corporations is more important than the needs of the people.
What is Net Neutrality?
It is a set of rules that in a nutshell, takes away the freedoms of the Web and places those freedoms into the hands of corporations like Comcast.
… Now Comcast is free decide which websites are worthy and which ones are not. For a fee though, you will probably be able to buy a more ‘free’ Web for your site – you better have a lot of cash though!
After five years of contentious debate that polarized the tech-policy world, FCC chief Julius Genachowski made good on President Barack Obamaâ€™s campaign pledge to strengthen rules governing the nationâ€™s ISPs. The measure, which passed 3-2 along party lines, did not go as far as supporters would have liked, but the FCC faced steep resistance from Republicans and the powerful telecom lobbying machine.
… Isn’t it cool that corporate lobbying machines have such a strong hold on the agencies of government that are supposed to regulate these same businesses. I wish my mother ‘consulted’ with me when I was forced to eat my vegetables when I was a kid.