One of the most happening thing on the web now has to be Web 2.0. So, what actually is Web 2.0?
Web 2.0, is actually a phrase coined by O’Reilly Media in 2003 and popularized by series of conferences after that especially the first Web 2.0 conference in 2004. It specifically refers to a perceived second generation of web-based communities and web services, or in simple terms web-based applications.
If you inspect carefully, you will find almost all Web 2.0 websites have a few of the following elements in common:
- Simple and clean web design
- Simple and user friendly navigation
- Bold logos
- Big text
- Strong colors
- Clever user of gradients
- Use reflections in their design
- Cute icons
- Star icons and graphics
Anyway, it’s not the intention of this article to discuss in detail what is Web 2.0, perhaps will leave that for another time. Today, I simply want to introduce you to this website which offers a pretty cool tool to generate the Web 2.0 badges easily. No Photoshop or Illustrator skill is required!
Believe me, you can easily generate a Web 2.0 badge or logo in under a minute. Put the badge on your website, it will immediately attract visitor’s attention, and they will be amazed on how clever you are to have created such a nice badge! Haha… Let’s create a couple for Kongtechnology.com!
Now, can Kongtechnology.com qualify as a Web 2.0 website? Haha… Hottest Malaysia Tech blog! Haha, many will disagree with me, I me and myself included. There is no way this is the Hottest Malaysia Tech Blog, or Hottest Malaysia Blog. I just want to mention it one more time “Hottest Malaysia Blog!”… in the hope Google will pick this up and bring some traffic here. Clever or not you say?