Yesterday, I wrote a post about how a large majority of Americans are now using broadband at home. What I didn’t really cover is what we can do with that information. Websites in earlier times were about information dissemination. I would put up a website about a topic and you could read about it. Sometimes there were pictures and illustrations. Most companies had a website about what their company did, from mission statements to high visibility employees. Today, through the use of programming languages, visual elements and multimedia elements, we are able to create interactive websites. At the very basic level that just means that you can do something on that website. Perhaps there is a form that you can fill out for further information, or samples. We would use some sort of programming on the other side to gather that information and send it on to the appropriate persons.
That was easy stuff.