Meadowlark: Sheffield based computer consultancy

Software tools we use:

Hyper text markup languages (HTML)

HTML provides a means by which the look of a web page (its presentation) and its content (text etc) appear on a web page. The user can determine both where and how the content appears, and what that content is. In fact HTML is not particularly good at either, (hence the growth of XML and CSS), but it is an accepted standard, and it will be with us for some time yet.

Meadowlark use HTML in almost every website that we produce. Search engines love it, and it is simple to use and manage.

Advantages of HTML

What you can expect from computer hardware in the future?

Smaller faster, cheaper, lighter computers for the desktop. They will be no larger than a DVD drive. They will be silent, and run free software, and much of this will be web based. They will use solid state disks, and large quantities of cheap memory.

More powerful mobile phones will largely replace traditional PCs. The screens of mobiles will occupy as much of the phone as physicallly possible. Soft buttons will have largely replaced mechanical buttons in top of the range phones.

Sophisticated screen display technology will be available that will allow us to use bigger computer monitors in smaller less likely workplaces.

Micro-factories: places of work no bigger than a loft extension, where budding entrepreneurs labour in their free time printing products with 3D printers and selling their wares by the internet.