The evolution of the web

The web today is a growing universe of interlinked web pages and web apps, teeming with videos, photos, and interactive content. What the average user doesn’t see is the interplay of web technologies and browsers that makes all this possible.

Over time web technologies have evolved to give web developers the ability to create new generations of useful and immersive web experiences. Today’s web is a result of the ongoing efforts of an open web community that helps define these web technologies, like HTML5, CSS3 and WebGL and ensure that they’re supported in all web browsers.

The color bands in this visualization represent the interaction between web technologies and browsers, which brings to life the many powerful web apps that we use daily.

View the timeline.

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Windows Live, ICE, Office, … updates

Whoho! Microsoft is currently updating it’s Live services with Wave 4. The Web Services are live now! Not only is Live getting some huge updates, the Bing Maps platform has got some new features, new Windows Phone 7 announcements were made, Bing was presented yesterday on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch included on Safari (for PC ánd Mac), etc…

Check out the new Office.live.com:

word web app office live

skydrive word document

See your documents on your mobile phone:

A new profile page with better privacy settings, social network integration, etc…

profile live privacy

A new Web Messenger, you don’t have to use that crappy e-buddy again!

live header

SkyDrive upload made easier:

Explore the new things yourself at Live.com! I guess there will be more new features in the coming days/weeks.

P.S.: There is a new version of Microsoft ICE released yesterday ;) (See also: What is ICE?)

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