I remember in the early 90‘s, my mother told me about this cool new thing called The Internet! Actually, it would still be several years before it was considered main stream ‘cool.’ But for anyone who was willing to give it more than a few minutes thought, this whole “world wide web” concept was pret-ty neat. And not just because it allowed me to get video game cheat codes from some anonymous kid in Nebraska. I even remember my first bulletin board handle: HR-Ace. Because I hit a lot of home runs, of course. Though I suppose I could have used the same moniker had I handled some organization’s hirings and firings.
Now, as gung-ho of an online enthusiast as I was (between home runs, naturally), I remembered being a little disappointed at one particular aspect of the internet: namely, that it just seemed to be a collection of text documents, just all interconnected. This was text we could all ‘edit,’ which was pretty sweet, but blocks of text nonetheless. Maybe it was the fault of my mother’s initial description, but I expected bells and whistles, and bells that could make whistle sounds. And now here we are in 2015, and boy has the online landscape changed! HR-Ace’s dreams have been realized!!
Now web sites can be full on applications, video players, inventory databases, game interfaces, educational tools, full-service stores, heck you can even order a pizza online, and then go and post a negative review about the delivery driver! We tend to take today’s internet for granted, but you know who doesn’t? Web developers, THOSE WHO BUILD the internet we’ve come to know and depend on, like a smarter but somewhat colder parent.
A web developer, or more accurately, a web development company, must wear an incredible number of hats. A web developer must be a jack of all trades, master of… graphic design, copy writing, programming, search engine optimization, interface design, branding, ecommerce, and I’m only cutting off the list here as a favor to you, my reader! Heck, even locally near me is a Philadelphia web development company called Curotec that, in addition to being an industry leader in the above disciplines, even offers hosting, security, marketing consultation, and seemingly countless other related services. It truly is unbelievable how much goes into putting together these modern, “collections of text documents!”
Web development is also an industry that is constantly evolving, and growing, and showing no signs of slowing down. Only now that I’ve been involved with it for some time do I see how impressively massive the number of elements need to come together PERFECTLY, just for what today would only be considered, “the basics.” That’s why I always think of web development as, “The Many-Headed Hydra.” And, to me, the only thing more exciting than seeing how far today’s internet has come, is dreaming of how far tomorrow’s internet is still yet to go. Learn more by visiting the Curotec – Philadelphia web design site today.