ipetdogs - 6:28 pm on Aug 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
If we break this down to its core, take a look at what the majority of the web is. Text and pics.
Who doesn't love text and pics? Since the first books were created, humanity found a touchstone. It's something we can all relate to, understand, and share. The difference is becoming in how we publish.
A clear example can be seen in the newspaper industry. Overall, the content of a newspaper has not changed, just how it's published. Unfortunately, for the newspaper industry the majority refused to evolve and lost revenue to bloggers and niche sites.
I think that studying the failure of the newspaper industry is core to anyone working on the web. Again, overall their content remains, but the delivery needed to change.
As long as you're creating quality content you will continue to find an audience. Written content is permanent. People love it, they won't be abandoning it. Ever.
However, it's the delivery of content that changes. Overall, the fundamentals of the web are sound. I don't see choosing a TLD, and creating content with HTML changing anytime soon. However, change is currently happening and if you don't get ahead of it, I think you'll start to see negative consequences.
There's so many new devices that you can access the web from that you really have to adopt a responsive design. People are no longer sitting at a desk to get on the internet. They're everywhere from screens that range from 3200px, to 320px, and you have to find a way to accommodate them.