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The Evolution of the Web 2.0


by Hyperakt (U.S.A.)

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 power the web apps that we use daily. Hyperakt's role in the project included research and design of the visualization, in collaboration with members of the Google Chrome team. Web development was done by our friends at Vizzuality, who used 65% of the technologies included in The Evolution of the Web to make it come to life. The project was launched during the keynote at Google's I/O 2012 event for developers.

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