A little while back a number of well known web developers, designers and authors launched the futurefriend.ly website. The gist of the site is to propose an approach to developing web sites and web application in a future friendly way. That is in a way which enables the content of the application to still be accessible years into the future.
Coming more from a software engineering background I see similarities here with the Agile Manifesto that was formulated about 10 years ago. So here’s my initial attempt at a Future Friendly Manifesto:
Great content over good looks
Accessible usability over functionality
Web based applications over device specific applications
Open standards over proprietory implementationsThat is, while there is value in the items on
the right, we value the items on the left more.
Comments welcome via Twitter: @rmassart.