(a sidenote here: if anyone reading this thinks they want to work on any kind of web job, they are fooling themselves if they think learning HTML isn’t important. It is. I spent a few weeks learning it and I use it every day on my job. A little bit of learning is a powerful thing when it comes to the world wide web employment rush)
In those first few weeks of learning HTML, I created basic basic websites that only had text on them or maybe one image, just learning how they all worked and how to put them together. Basic language: “The cat sat on the mat” type stuff.
Those were basics, and the basics could do very little as far as dynamism goes. But with technology advancing so much these days, it’s possible to now build a website that feels like a moving, living creature responding to your movement.
Living things move. Plants grow and move. Rocks do not. Dead people do not. It’s a somewhat good assessment of something to know if it’s living- does it move?
Taking that same instinct to web design and development, does your website move? Have you ever been on one that does?
The human eye and ear is drawn to movement. We like things to change and move, especially in response to our own movement.
So, why haven’t websites capitalized on this?
And they’re better than the websites that haven’t.