Celebrating 20 years of Unified Solutions.

Posted by Tim Chalklen on 18 August 2015
Let's travel back to 1995....

Do you remember when all websites were static and 'Flash' was something you used to clean your floors? If you do, well then you've been around nearly as long as us.  Looking back to when we first started back in 1995, internet technology hasn't really changed that much; HTML is still the same albeit with some tweaks. Website design however, has come a long way from the days when we only had a handful of fonts, rudimentary CSS and table layout to now, multi layered pages with interchangeable headlines, content and images.

Check out a great blog written by our in-house web designer Emma, on the evolution of the web design landscape.

How things have changed! Celebrating our 20 year anniversary has motivated us to sit back and think about how far we've come but also how digital has changed over the last 20 years. Take a look at our old website home page - you'll notice our old logo was designed in 2008 -  before the Google Chrome logo!

What's in store for the next 20 years at Unified Solutions?

If I had the ability to predict the future, then I could be on a beach on a private island now, having sold off those Google shares! What I can be sure of is that the next 20 years will run at an even faster pace than those that have passed - lots has been said of the "Internet of things", a phrase I dislike, but already we are seeing how devices are being interconnected so I expect that Unified will take advantage of this to design and build solutions we would never have dreamed possible in 1995.

Google, of course, will continue to innovate and we should always recognise when to use this to our customer's benefit - I will in particular take a great interest in how far they can develop the Semantic Web into something which truly benefits us humans.

Interesting times ahead. Buckle up and get ready for the ride!


Tim Chalklen

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