It would be criminal if the iPad was, indeed, ’the end of the website’, as suggested by your recent feature (Hype Pad, DW 20 May). What would the online experience become if every Internet presence required the development of an app, apart from corporate and marketing heaven?
The beauty of the Web is its democracy, the fact anyone can create a basic Web page. This isn’t about design, but content and information, what makes the Internet the amazing resource it is.
Whether you’re an individual, a small business or a large multinational, the Web should be open to you to create the content you wish to create (barring extremes). As a creative, I have a (designed) Web presence, but only because I can build in Flash. Building an app is beyond me.
Andi Rusyn, Space and Room, by e-mail