You may have an excellent website that focuses on your main market. Whether you make revenue from advertising, sales or other mediums, the most important aspect you need to concern yourself with is the need to bring visitors back to your site.
After a number of years, the web development industry is in a mature state. There are however a massive array of different solutions out there which range from different programming languages to different platforms within those programming languages.
Design changes with the times is always common practice and this year is no different. Remember a time when bevelled edges on graphics were common place, now you look at a site that uses those principles and you will be disgusted with the look.
In the last few years, as everyone has seen, social media has really taken off and now is an important part of our daily Internet lives. In 2011, we saw social media start to take shape for businesses and the ways in which it can be used taken to full advantage. 2012 was the year when the people staying away from Social media could no longer afford to and any business that did would suffer massively.
The last year proved to be an exciting year for the website industry with a drastic increase in tablet device usage, fluid layout designs and HTML5 technology setting up the standards for the future.