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Why you should make sure your website is responsive

Why you should make sure your website is responsive

According to an annual report published by in January 2020, there has been an increase in the number of mobile phone, internet and social media users, as well as the time people spend on the internet, illustrated below. Of course, this growth is closely linked to the evolution of technology. The more advanced and therefore more interesting the technology is, the more interested people are to spend time using it. Of the number of mobile phone users, 73% own smartphones, compared to 69.6% in 2018. In fact, from the average of 6 hours and 43 minutes spent on the internet, 3 hours and 22 minutes are dedicated to mobile phone. And time spent on the internet increased by 21 minutes compared to 2014.

Source: – Digital 2020

So we are not only seeing an increase in internet time, but also an increase in mobile phone time. According to the same report, worldwide, compared to 2019, the number of people with a credit card has increased by 18%, banking applications are more popular by 35%, the number of people using ride-hailing apps (Uber, Lyft, Gett, etc.) is 24% higher, phone payments increased by 27%, the number of people holding cryptocurrencies increased by 7% and all categories of products marketed on e-commerce platforms increased by 4.9 and 19%. It is clear that people are increasingly befriending ever-advancing technology and enjoying its benefits.

So it is necessary to have a responsive website, i.e. a website whose design adapts on the user’s screen. If your website is not responsive you can use our services for a redesign.


Timeline – IoT history

Timeline – IoT history

Between 1969 and 1995, the Internet was only available to military organizations, large universities, large companies and researchers. Between 1995 and 2000, ordinary people, technology enthusiasts, began to have access to the Internet. Since 2000 the internet has started to be widely available and used, and since 2007 it has started to be used on mobile phone more and more. Since 2012 technology has been evolving more rapidly, becoming more and more advanced, so we can talk about the Internet of Things. Although the Internet was originally created to connect computers to each other, nowadays we are finding more and more smart devices that connect to the Internet.

Noting how fast technology is evolving from year to year, it seems hard to believe that until recently all these smart devices didn’t exist. However, they were being talked about. In 1926 Nikola Tesla talked about wireless worldwide and the fact that every man would wear a phone “in his vest pocket”, although the wireless began to be widely spread only in the 1990s, and mobile phones after 2000. Allan Turing spoke in 1950 about learning English computers. Karl Steinbloch, a German computer pioneer, spoke in 1966 about the fact that in a few decades “computers will be intertwined with almost any industrial product”. In the 1980s Bill Gates talked about “a computer on every desk and in every house”, we have not yet arrived there, but in 2008 the number of devices connected to the Internet exceeded the population of the world.

The oldest remote controlled object is a miniature boat, used in 1898 by Nikola Tesla in a demonstration in which he managed to control it wirelessly using radio waves. The first large-scale objects were ATMs in 1974. Carnegie Mellon managed in 1982 to connect an automaton to the internet to check the number of doses remaining and how many of them are cold. In 1990 John Romkey made a demonstration with the first internet-controlled toaster. And the term Internet of Things is first used by Kevin Ashton at MIT in 1999 to describe a system in which objects are connected to the internet through “ubiquitous” sensors.


Timeline – important points in computer history

Timeline – important points in computer history

The history of computers and the internet has some important points worth remembering. In the following we will go through a more detailed analysis:

  • 1614 – John Napier invents Napier’s Bones computing machine, a manual calculation device for calculating number quotas.
  • 1624 – Wilhelm Schickard constructs the first mechanical computer, which used techniques such as toothed wheels. This computer was called a “computer clock” because the wheels used were originally developed for watches.
  • 1642 – Blaise Pascal creates the barometer, the first automatic computing machine, built to help his father in calculating taxes. The machine was doing assemblies and subtractions using wheels numbered from zero to nine.
  • 1679 – Gottfried Leibniz perfects the binary system, thus laying the foundations for computing machines.
  • 1692 – Philosopher and mathematician Gottfried von Leibniz carried on Pascal’s invention through a more advanced computing machine, which could perform multiplications through repeated assembly.
  • 1725 – Basile Bouchon used a perforated paper loop in a weaving war to reproduce a template on a fabric.
  • 1726 – Jean-Baptiste Falcon, Basile Bouchon’s collaborator, came up with improvements by creating the semi-automatic weaving war, which used perforated paper cards caught together.
  • 1751 – Ben Franklin conducts his famous experiment with a kite proving the connection between lightning and small electric sparks.
  • 1801 – Joseph-Marie Jaquard invents the first semi-automatic weaving war using the concept of punching cards to weave complex patterns into canvas. This invention becomes the foundation of a programmable machine.
  • 1831 – Michael Faraday creates electric dynamite and manages to obtain electricity in a continuous and practical way, an invention that will be used for information technology in the contemporary era.
  • 1833 – Charles Babbage designs Analytical Engine, a general-purpose mechanical computer. The idea was too complex for the time because parts could not be made with such precision, so the project was abandoned.
  • 1854 – George Boole publishes the article An Investigation into the Laws of Thought, which lays the foundations of Boolean algebra and develops a new kind of logic, mathematical logic.
  • 1867 – Charles Sanders Peirce introduces Boolean algebra in the United States. In addition, Peirce defined concepts such as: inductive reasoning, mathematical induction and logical inference. He noted that logical operations can be performed through electrical switching circuits idea used decades later to produce digital computers.
  • 1878 – Thomas Edison and Joseph Swan manage to invent the incandescent filament bulb.
  • 1882 – The first power generation station was opened on Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan, New York.
  • 1890 – Herman Hollerith builds the mechanical tab with perforated cards for the American census, arising from a crisis that by 1880 the population of the United States had grown so large that it took more than seven years to calculate the results of the census.
  • 1924 – Hollerith’s company joins with others to create the IBM corporation, which would later be the world market leader from 1950 to 1980.
  • 1936 – Allan Turing designs the cars that bear his name. He argued that they could solve any mathematical problem based on an algorithmic procedure. Turing machines will later be the base of modern computers.
  • 1937 – Dr. John V. Atanasoff together that Clifford Berry’s assistant built the first digital electronic computer. In 1973, he won the case to cancel the ENIAC patent, and Atanasoff received the merits of inventor of the first digital electronic computer.
  • 1943 – The British Colossus computer, the first fully programmable digital electronic computer built by Tommy Flowers, is used during World War II and manages to crack Lord Lorenz’s code.
  • 1945 – John von Neumann, a renowned mathematician and computer pioneer, talks about the ability of computers to store programs in the preliminary speech on the logical design of an electronic computing tool. Most modern computers are built on von Neumann architecture and implement the functional model of the Turing machine.
  • 1946 – ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer) is launched, designed and designed by John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert of the University of Pennsylvania. ENIAC was the first general-purpose electronic computer that could be reprogrammed to solve a wide range of computing problems. Its construction took two and a half years, cost $500,000, weighed 30 tons and had 18,000 vacuum tubes.
  • 1948 – The computer called “Baby” was activated, the first computer with a stored program that used the binary system, in the Manchester University laboratory. Small Scale Experimental Machine was the official name and was the first computer to use von Neumann architecture and perform several operations.
  • 1951 – John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert complete UNIVAC1, the first commercial and administrative computer produced in the United States. It was used by the United States Census Bureau for the population census. The fifth such computer was used by CBS television station in 1952 to successfully predict the outcome of the election using only 1% of the vote.
  • 1957 – Seymor Cray and William Norris founded Control Data (CDC). In the 1960s it produced the fastest computers in the world. In 1972 Seymor Cray, known as the “father of supercomputers”, left the CDC and founded his own company Cray Research, which still exists today as CRAY Inc.
  • 1958 – Bell Labs announces the first transistor, which becomes the basis of the electronic age. After this invention it becomes possible to make smaller computers.
  • 1961 – Stephen Russell, along with Martin Graetz and Wayne Wiitanen, invents the first video game. Spacewar! initially run on a PDP-1 computer, the first computer that allowed multiple users to exist at once.
  • 1963 – Douglas Engelbart and Bill English invent the mouse. Engelbart was also the leader of the team that invented the computer network and hypertext.
  • 1964 – Clays CDC 6600 becomes the fastest computer.
  • 1967 – Paul Baran designs a new communication network called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), which initially provides only three services: Remote login, file transfer protocol (FTP) and remote printing.
  • 1973 – Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn create the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) to replace the NCP protocol previously used by ARPANET. This invention lays the foundations of the network architecture that allows computers to communicate with each other. Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn also created the Internet Protocol (IC) 10 years later. Also in 1973 is created Xerox Alto, the first computer with graphical interface.
  • 1974 – Intel announces the creation of the 8008 processor, an 8-bit processor with 14-bit bus memory that can process 16KB of memory.
  • 1975 – Altair PC kit goes on sale. Altair 8800 was a based microcomputer that used the Intel 8080 CPU and was sold as a kit to build the computer at home. It was sold in thousands of copies, and its success proved that there was a high demand on the market outside universities and corporations. Altair 8800 was the first personal computer to be successfully sold.
  • 1976 – Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak build the Apple I computer in a rented garage, which was the starting point for the area that would soon become “Silicon Valley”.
  • 1977 – ARPA successfully tests TCP by connecting ARPANET with ALOHANET and SATNET, thus the Internet is born. Also in the same year Apple II was released, and Bill Gates and Paul Allen created the BASIC programming language for the Altair computer.
  • 1979 – Usenet is founded, followed by other networks.
  • 1980 – Computers begin to be widely used; Gates and Allen found Microsoft Corporation; Apple becomes the market leader.
  • 1981 – IBM enters the computer market.
  • 1983 – ARPA divides. One side connects with other networks, the other becomes MILnet for military purposes.
  • 1984 – Apple launches Macintosh using GUI (Graphical User Interface).
  • 1985 – Microsoft reacts by releasing its own GUI-based system.
  • 1989 – 80 000 computers connect to the internet; ARPAnet is disconnected; Tim Berners-Lee creates the World Wide Web.
  • 1991 – CERN makes the web available to people free of charge.
  • 1992 – The United States legalizes commercial activity on the Internet.
  • 1995 – Jeff Bezos launches Amazon;, originally called AuctionWeb, is launched.
  • 1996 – The Internet reaches 100 million users; Nokia introduces a phone that had access to the internet and kicked off a revolution of “small portable computers”.
  • 1998 – PayPal, one of the first online payment systems, is launched. Google also launches the same year.
  • 1999 – Alibaba launches, which is now the largest online retail platform in China.
  • 2000 – Google launches GoogleAdwords, an ad service that allows companies to appear in Google searches by bidding keywords.

The advent of the Internet has kicked off a much more accelerated development of technology, which has been feeling stronger in recent years. The evolution of technology is closely linked to the spread of the Internet among the masses, as is the development it has brought. It’s much easier now to have access to information, so the development of new programming languages or products no longer has to happen exclusively in big companies or universities. You can access the information from home and order the parts you need from home.