Mobile traffic is past its tipping point with roughly 52 percent of web traffic currently deriving from smartphones versus desktops – and counting. People are accessing sites and services with the expectation they will not only have the same functionality they would on desktops, but, more so today, that the sites will also use the functionality native to their devices without needing to download an app.

Source: Why Responsive Design is Dead

Defenders of the open internet are issuing urgent calls to action as news reports indicate that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chair Ajit Pai has set his sights on a December 14 vote to kill net neutrality and “destroy the internet as we know it.

Source: ‘Time to Raise Hell’: Internet Defenders Mobilize as FCC Aims to Kill Net Neutrality Within Month | Common Dreams

According to the recently released Ranking Factors for the Media Industry study from Searchmetrics, nearly 78 percent of the corresponding Google.com page one results on mobile were found to be AMP-enabled, positioned either in the standard organic search results or in the ‘Top stories’ news boxes and carousels in mobile results.

Source: AMP Pages Dominating Google Results

The reality is that the Web isn’t “the Web” in the traditional sense anymore. E-commerce, CMS software, CRM, AI, publishing, social media, digital products and services, SaaS – none of these are static in the way that Web design once was. By and large, the Web is now a gigantic global software platform. And by extension, modern Web design is no longer Web design; it’s product design.

Source:Why Modern Web Design Is No More: The New Era of ‘Product Design’