Web 2.0 to Web 3.0!

Web 2.0 to Web 3.0!

As you all aware with the familiar word “Web 2.0”, coming to the point, many have a little idea on what actually comprises Web 2.0? am I right?

Before they digest the same, a talk on Web 3.0 is ON.

As you all know the latest trend is already into Web 2.0, and the way creative developers or designers are coming up with web 2.0 applications are fast and with huge in number.

When I searched for the word Web 2.0 in google it rendered me almost 594,000,000 search results and when I did the same for Web 3.0 it ended up with 295,000,000 search results :(, was quite wondered and confused on what to look into and what this Web 2.0 & Web 3.0 means and what it actually comprises with. But found only few articles which are useful with good information about Web 2.0 and Web 3.0.

Here follows few lines about Web 2.0 and Web 3.0.

Web 2.0

Web 2.0, a phrase coined by O’Reilly Media in 2003 and popularized by the first Web 2.0 conference in 2004 , refers to a perceived second generation of web-based communities and hosted services — such as social-networking sites, wikis and folksonomies — which facilitate collaboration and sharing between users. O’Reilly Media titled a series of conferences around the phrase, and it has since become widely adopted.

Know more about Web 2.0 – Wikipedia.org


And when I come to the checklist for Web 2.0, everywhere I got a list with only few points. So thought to come up with my own checklist for Web 2.0.

Here is my checklist for Web 2.0:

Frame Work:

  1. Decide the concept of the website you are planning to build, just be clear what you want
  2. Articulate or work on the simple and easy Frame Work
  3. Plan for the elements (like tabs, colors, etc)
  4. Plan for Separate Sections
  5. ….


  1. Name the website
  2. Logo
  3. Favicon
  4. Colors: choose the colors for the design based on what kind/type of website
  5. A design with different approach by using small and simple effects or design elements like Color fade, Gradients, Big & meaning full icons, Big fonts (Readable fonts)
  6. Appealing Buttons, Big Input boxes (if that is a simple form with few fields, depends)
  7. CSS, HTML, XHTML, XML are according to the W3C Standards
  8. CSS (Plays a key role), try to provide Themes
  9. Simple Navigation
  10. A Complete GUI (Graphical User Interface)


  1. Ruby on Rails
  2. AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML)
  3. moo.fx or mootools
  4. Dojo, Prototype.js
  5. Thick Box, Light Box, etc
  6. RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
  7. API (Application programming interface)


  1. Tags or Tagging: User-generated keywords that help others identify and find content
  2. Cross Browser and Cross Platform
  3. Tab based interfaces
  4. Collapsible Items
  5. Validate – Web 2.0 Validators


  1. SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  2. Meta tags for each and every individual page
  3. E-mail Subscription option for website Updates/Newsletters
  4. Share with a friend (Send this page via E-mail option)
  5. Blogroll
  6. Google Sitemap
  7. Google Analytics
  8. Creative Commons license
  9. A Presentation or help document which explains briefly about the services you are providing

Going Forward:

  1. Release the site in BETA stage
  2. Test your application/web perfectly and collect the things which your visitors/users are really looking for and Implement the same ASAP


  1. Social Community Networks
    1. Orkut.com
    2. Facebook.com
    3. snehaH.com
    4. BharatStudent.com
  2. Office
    1. https://docs.google.com
    2. http://www.zoho.com
    3. http://www.goffice.com
    4. http://www.thinkfree.com
    5. http://www.editgrid.com

A Huge list of Web 2.0 sites by ventureblog.com

Complete List of Web 2.0 Products and Services by Listible.com

Top 100 Web 2.0 Sites

Top 25 Web 2.0 Search Engines


  1. http://web2.0validator.com

Web 2.0 Showcase:

  1. http://www.go2web20.net
  2. http://www.seomoz.org/web2.0
  3. http://www.allthingsweb2.com
  4. http://web20workgroup.com
  5. http://www.neobinaries.com

Complete List of Web 2.0 Applications

Web 3.0

Still there is a considerable debate as to what the term Web 3.0 means, and what a suitable definition might be. Web 3.0 is a term that has been coined with different meanings to describe the evolution of Web usage and interaction among several separate paths. These include transforming the Web into a database, a move towards making content accessible by multiple non-browser applications, the leveraging of artificial intelligence technologies, the Semantic web, or the Geospatial Web.

Here are the few links or sites to know more about what Web 3.0 could be!

Web 3.0 by Wikipedia

Web 3.0 by A List Apart

Web 3.0 by PC Magazine

What to expect from Web 3.0 by ZDNet

Web 3.0: When Web Sites Become Web Services

Web 2.0 isn’t dead, but Web 3.0 is bubbling up by ZDNet

How To Define Web 3.0

Microsoft to Invest in ‘Web 3.0’

Web 3.0: When Web Sites Become Web Services

Web 3.0 by TechRepublic

Web 3.0: Google as the Web

Check out these articles for more on Web 2.0 & Web 3.0, examples & References:

What is Web 2.0? by Oreilly

Web 2.0 Wikipedia

7 Tips for Naming Your Web 2.0 Startup by folksonomy.org

Web 2.0 Design Style Guide by webdesignfromscratch.com

Web 2.0 Backpack: Web Apps for Students

Defining Web 2.0 by ReadWriteWeb.com

Web 2.0 Companies, Books by squidoo.com

Web 2.0 for Designers by Digital-Web.com

Web 2.0 Conference

Web 2.0 Explorer by zdnet.com

Web 2.0 List News and Articles by web2list.com

Web 2.0 Reference by web2reference.com

Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without by techcrunch.com

Web 3.0 by AListApart.com

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Then why not drop in your views about Web 2.0 and Web 3.0?

Hope to hear from you all :)

Published by Sravan Kumar Kandagatla

Sravan is the Founder of WittySparks, a global content publishing platform that offers witty stories and information across multiple industry domains. Under his leadership, WittySparks today has become a go-to destination for in-depth knowledge of healthcare, business, and marketing topics. Besides, Sravan is a highly experienced web designer, developer, and user experience designer. You can connect with him on Twitter or LinkedIn and initiate a chat.

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  3. wonderfully compiled list of all things web 2.0 and beyond. i found a great many resources of a lot of interest to me!

  4. Why do we need these labels? Personally, I use “web 2.0” as a design reference, but I’m hoping there will be a more interesting word to describe the next wave of trending visual styles than “web 3.0”.

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