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 [from EvolutionOfTheWeb.com].
ZURB, an innovative product design company in Campbell, California, announces Ink, a framework, not a mere set of templates, for responsive email. Ink is not available just yet, however. Here are excerpts from a 4 November 2013 ZURBlog article:
A little over a year ago, we started to notice that more and more people were reading our monthly email newsletter on their mobile devices. With a growing audience of readers on-the-go, we made our email newsletters responsive. And that mobile readership has only grown since then — now nearly 50% of our readers open our emails on a smartphone or tablet.
We took what we learned and released a series of responsive email templates, but they didn’t get along with Outlook. Now we’re poised to release a new responsive email framework that’s Outlook-ready.
Since we launched our templates last year, we’ve worked hard to develop the content that goes into an email newsletter. We realize that marketers need to worry less about technical gotchas and more on the content. A responsive email framework helps with that more than a template could. Ink, which will be released soon, is a framework, not a series of templates. Think of it as Foundation for emails. [Note: Foundation is ZURB’s popular framework for responsive web sites.]
While Ink is not yet available, you can stay informed of its development by subscribing to a monthly update.