Almost all cacti are succulents, meaning they have thickened, fleshy parts adapted to store water. They owe their success in the desert to their structural adaptations. The cactus plant and in particular the yellow cactus flower symbolises warmth, protection and endurance. In the vast spectrum of the internet, a business is just like a cactus in way of Digital Presence. This means occupying space online. 10 years ago digital presence meant having a web site, today we have social media, mobile, and all forms of online advertising to consider when it comes to creating digital presence and it encompasses so much more than just a web site. Web presence is critical for all industries. In an age where the Internet is such a useful communication tool, lack of a website or online presence can lead potential clients to find similar business elsewhere.
The good old HTML, CSS and JS. But with the evolution of the way people read the web, there is a strong case to be made for cutting down content to a bare minimum, in order to improve conversion rates. Web developers will make heavy use of functional programming. So, eventually, all adventurists will return to web development through fundamental principles.
Angular, Vue.js and React are 3 most popular frameworks for creating engaging, reliable and interactive web apps. More techniques to improve Speed and UX. These will remain as important as they are certainly being further improved.
A Web Compiler generates Web Components (more specifically, Custom Elements). It combines the best concepts of the most popular frameworks into a simple build-time tool. Since there are standards-compliant web components, they can work with many popular frameworks right out of the box, and can be used without a framework because they are just web components.
Progressive Web Apps have been around for a bit now. And who doesn’t love them? They give a mobile app like experience without having to install them using App/Play store. Push notification, offline support, camera access and the feature list is endless.
Bots are simple automated tools, used to make tasks easier. Artificial Intelligence can learn from its interactions. AI requires human interaction to improve, and both employees and customers need to feel comfortable interacting with AI. A true AI solution is beyond the reach of most organisations at the moment as the technology is too expensive to develop and is simply not ready to put to practical use.
Number of Websites on the internet
Number of active Domains
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There are over 1.6 billion websites on the world wide web today. Of these more than 200 million are active. The milestone of 1 billion websites was first reached in September of 2014. The number has subsequently declined, reverting back to a level below 1 billion (due to the monthly fluctuations in the count of inactive websites) before reaching again and stabilizing above the 1 billion mark starting in March of 2016. Watch as it increases.
By "Website" this means unique hostname (a name which can be resolved, using a name server, into an IP Address). It must be noted that around 75% of websites today are not active, but parked domains or similar. A domain name can be Top Level Domain (TLD) or can be registered via country code domain (ccTLD). Domain names no longer in use by the registrant or expired are taken back by the registry and the residual traffic is sold to advertising networks.
Around 40% of the world population has an internet connection today. In 1995, it was less than 1%. The number of internet users has increased tenfold from 1999 to 2013. The first billion was reached in 2005. The second billion in 2010. The third billion in 2014 and the fourth billion in 2018. An internet user is defined as an individual who has access to the internet at home, via computer or mobile device.
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