Category Archives: Web

What Will the Next Web Generation Look Like? Check out Croquet

“What if we were to create a new operating system and user interface knowing what we know today, how far could we go?” This is the concept behind a 3D interface called the Croquet Project which may just represent the next generation of the Web.
“Croquet users an avatar to place the user inside a three-dimensional virtual information space that looks like the playing of a multiplayer video game,” writes Marshall Breeding in a November/December 2005 Computers in Libraries article.

The white rabbit represents a user (you) working with a resource (in this case a Word doc) in a Croquet space. Imagine adding other users and resources and interacting in the same space. I saw a demonstration of this new technology at a conference a while back and I was blown away.

Google Page Creator

Google has beta launched a free Web page creation/hosting tool called Google Page Creator. A Gmail (Google email) account is required and you must be using either Internet Explorer 6.0 or Firefox 1.0, or higher, with JavaScript and cookies enabled. Up to 100MB of server space is available. Due to its popularity, however, there is a waiting list for new accounts.
Features according to Google:

  • No technical knowledge required. Build high-quality web pages without having to learn HTML or use complex software.
  • What you see is what you’ll get. Edit your pages right in your browser, seeing exactly how your finished product will look every step along the way.
  • Don’t worry about hosting. Your web pages will live on your own site at http://yourgmailusername.googlepages.com