Website creation: Dreamweaver v open source
Recent years have seen huge changes in internet use, and therefore in the challenges presented by modern website design. Software developers are consequently racing to catch up and provide website design, creation and management tools that address these changes.
The advent of cloud computing, eCommerce, Web 2.0, the growth of mobile apps and the introduction of HTML5 — a standard that's still under development — have all had a huge impact on web design and the tools to implement it. Not only do web developers now have to deal with browser interpretation issues, but they also have to build sites that smoothly adapt to a range of different form factors. Pages must present equally well on a smartphone or tablet screen, in either vertical or horizontal mode, as they do on a large, wide-screen, desktop display.