Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New Design Wordpressism

Lately I have been working with web designers and media experts at the FAA to do the following:
  • Provide architectural guidance for a proposed Web Content Management System (WCMS) which will be deployed on a government cloud.
  • Developing a Communications Architecture Framework
  • Collaboratively developing a FAA social media strategy with Ms. Karen Snyder
After doing web design for FDA/CVM from 2000 to 2004, I have realized that web design has morphed from mechanical javascript, splicing gifs and jpegs into rectangular shapes and controlling design flow using tables into CSS, AJAX, CMS. Speaking about CMS, Wordpress themed sites are spreading like wild fire. It seems to be the rage. An open source technology has strongly influenced the web designer's behavior. In fact the Wordpress layout seems to be de-facto layout for all enterprise, mom and pop web sites. The other thing I am seeing is that Facebook design seems to a baseline layout for social media sites. Too bad Sharepoint is not making a dent from the design site. Oh well does Microsoft do anything well?...oh wait they make money well.