How 2014’s Biggest Web Media Advancements Are Revolutionizing User Experience

Posted on Dec 13 2014 - 7:00am by Editor

Today’s internet surfers are consuming more media more frequently than ever. With most people accessing the internet from a smartphone or mobile device each and every day, online media is an excellent platform for everyone from businesses to educators. Anyone who has ever googled how to do something knows that the web is myriad of useful–and sometimes, not so useful–information. In 2014, new web technologies helped to boost online consumption even further. Learn about these advancements right here.


3D Browsing

It seems like everything is going 3D lately. Movie theatres, televisions, video games–and even web browsing. Even Google Earth is updating its interface with better 3D models; soon, you’ll be able to fly through France or Mexico more realistically than ever.

3D browsing is good for more than just maps–it makes the visitor experience more engaging and interesting when it’s done in the right way. It works well for movies, games and other forms of entertainment.

HTML5 Video

HTML5 itself brings fresh life to the internet, because it’s widely compatible and extremely functional. When used for video, it’s the ideal solution—it’s shareable, easy for your viewers to access, and sure to work well on a wide variety of devices.

Youtube’s HTML5 video interface is the ideal example. Businesses can record video, upload it to YouTube, and then embed the video on their site without experiencing a rise in bandwidth costs. There’s no need for excess plugins or apps because HTML5 is compatible with nearly all browsers.

Those who are concerned about older browser versions can easily add in a flash app for backup, creating seamless solutions across the board.

Wearable Technology

Is the virtual world slipping ever-closer to us? The further development of Google Glass would suggest so. While still an expensive, difficult-to-source product, reviews surrounding the use of this unique item have been rolling in. Other accessory designers are also investigating the use of Google’s technology to increase the usefulness of their products.

Eventually, developments are likely to reach a point where smartphones and mobile devices are able to use holographics, so the need for a physical interface will become less important. This video of China’s Takee 1 phone shows what potentially could be the next revolution in online media.

Microsoft is also rumoured to be in development for a similar headband, although little is known as of yet.

These products represent an increasing demand for easy-to-use, interactive wearable tech–and may point to society’s increasing need to be connected at all times.

How These Technologies Help the Average User

Simply put, they can make the user experience more immersive and attention-grabbing. Picture a flash game with a cash shop that has holographic 3D play. It’s new, exciting, and it’s something that no one else is really doing right now. It’s likely to inspire players with the right technology to spend money for this very reason.

Even just having access to hands-free internet is likely to increase the quality and volume of interaction clients have with a website’s media offerings. Being able to watch a cooking tutorial while using your hands to cook has significant benefits for the stay-at-home mom. Not sure if your pet has fleas? Wearable technology can allow you to pull up a picture hands-free while you compare it with your pet’s condition.

For media businesses, staying on top of the latest advancements is crucial. Even providers like are creating plans that work with new media requirements. That means dispersing viral media more quickly and more reliably for better results.