A journey from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0!

Web 2.0 to Web 3.0

As you are all aware of the familiar word “Web 2.0”, coming to the point, many have little idea on what 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 in Web 2.0, and the way creative developers or designers are coming up with web 2.0 applications is fast and 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, I ended up with 295,000,000 search results :( was quite wondered and confused about what to look into, what this Web 2.0 & Web 3.0 means, and what it actually comprises. But found only a few articles that are useful with good information about Web 2.0 and Web 3.0.

Here are a 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, referred 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 came to the checklist for Web 2.0, everywhere I got a list with only a few points. So thought to come up with my own checklist for Web 2.0.

Here is my checklist for Web 2.0:


  1. Decide the concept of the website you are planning to build; just be clear about 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 a different approaches by using small and simple effects or design elements like Color fade, Gradients, Big & meaningful icons, Big fonts (Readable fonts)
  6. Appealing Buttons, Big Input boxes (if that is a simple form with few fields, it 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 every individual page
  3. E-mail Subscription option for website Updates/Newsletters
  4. Share with a friend (Send this page via the E-mail option)
  5. Blogroll
  6. Google Sitemap
  7. Google Analytics
  8. Creative Commons license
  9. A Presentation or help document which explains briefly the services you are providing

Going Forward:

  1. Release the site in the BETA stage
  2. Test your application/web ideally and collect the things which your visitors/users are 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. Web2.0 Validator

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 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 a few links or sites to know more about what Web 3.0 could be!

Web 3.0 by Wikipedia

What is Web3 by Brave

Web 3.0 by A List Apart

What to expect from Web 3.0 by ZDNet

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

How To Define Web 3.0

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

Web 2.0 Design Style Guide by webdesignfromscratch.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 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without by techcrunch.com

Web 3.0 by AListApart.com

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