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Website Management Section: Trends & Futures

The Internet is constantly changing. From the tools used to develop online materials to the web itself, the online environment is evolving. Let's explore a few of the trend and possible futures.

Mobile Technology

Mobile technology is currently a hot topic for library websites. What about mobile users? Is your website compatible with the iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices?

Read Adobe and jQuery Mobile to learn about creating mobile content. If you like the Adobe products, this is a great choice.

Williams, Berika S. (June 2012). Less is more: how to app-ify your library services. Computers in Libraries, 7-9, 36-38.

Spitzer, Stephan (June 2012). Make that to go: re-engineering a web portal for mobile access. Computers in Libraries, 10-14.

Cutshall, Tom C., Blake, Lindsay, and Bandy, Sandra L. (September 2011). Creating a mobile library website. Computers in Libraries, 22-48.

Tidal, Junior (April 2011). Using web metric software to drive mobile website development. Computers in Libraries, 1-5.


Although we're just entering the age of HTML5, a new version won't be far behind. New versions of CSS are also under development.

The W3C website is the place to go for the latest information on what's happening with standards related to web architecture.

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