The web development industry has grown at a very fast pace. The beginning happened around 1990 with around 1000 web development companies in US, which has grown exponentially to the strength of about 30,000 in US alone. The Global scenario is estimated to be around million website developers small and big.
Presently the websites are focused at selling the affiliate goods and services to the visitor to the website. The website development industry has witnessed dramatic reduction in the cost of website development. In the past it required $10000 to get a website designed, which presently costs less than $1000 considering the features and content of the website.
Small sized website development companies considering all over competition are now in a position to make websites for small companies as well as individuals, which has further triggered the website development industry.
Considering various website development tools, they are offered free for helping in website development by individuals of their own like LAMP collection of Linux, Apache, MYSQL, PHP etc. Taking benefit of this scenario there are certain class of people who are expanding their website presence by a creating one website daily.
With above free website tools the most basic software called WYSIWYG editor or abode dream weaver and few other soft wares also have free access. Now even a child can make a website with ease and quickness. There is no necessity to know HTML or any other programming language.
The next generation of web developing tools make use of LAMP, Java, Enterprise version technology and Microsoft.Net making the web operate online applications.
In contrast to the past, where the executable codes existed on the local computer, the users interact with online applications. The communication steps have revolutionized decentralizing the information
Instead of running executable code on a local computer, users are interacting with online applications to create new content. This has created new opportunities of diverse applications. Communications and commerce have developed setting new trends. Online auctions have made great changes in the buying habits of consumers. There has been increase in successful online sellers offering guarantees and buyer protection to Ebay customers. Amazon.com also functions on these principles.