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It’s that time of year when the year in review lists start getting published. Maybe we should do our own retrospective on the websites launched this past year, but that is a post for another day. Anyway, I found this 2020 Web Design Year in Review published on Speckyboy interesting as it highlights a couple of core ideas for us in Web Services.
Something we have always preached at CU*Answers Web Services is always design and code your web site to the formal standards. Don’t get caught up in individual browser’s special cases. All browsers will converge on standards. And this is the first 2020 highlight from the Year in Review article. All the major browsers became more conforming to the standards this past year. This means our developers can more reliable use the features of CSS, JS and HTML as they were intended.
The second highlight from the article kind of shocked me. According to their stats, Google Chrome holds nearly 70% market share of desktop browsers. Followed by Apple’s Safari in the high teens. The good news is the old Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 is down around 1% as it is phased out. We’ve previously reported about Microsoft phasing IE out back in August and October.
Finally, it was interesting to learn that WordPress’s Gutenberg editor is now 2 years old! It’s definitely come a long way. The CU*Answers Web Services team has been actively using it internally for special projects and rapid prototyping. I think we’re finally getting comfortable with using it for a client site and I wouldn’t be surprised to see new client themes launch in 2021 using the new editor. It feels like its almost ready for prime time.
2020 has been a crazy year, but we wanted to say thank you to all the clients and owners of CU*Answers for making it a great year also!