The Location Field Is the New Command Line
or why web applications are helping win the API war
One of the best examples of this is UPS.
The terribly designed Worldship
software, with it's god-awful GUI,
only runs on Windows. However the wonderfully designed UPS.
com shipping section
runs on anything that has a browser. Why tie yourself to specific platforms when you can be free of system restraints? Updating one web application beats applying updates to software installed on hundreds of desktops-- and everyone is always using the same version. With CSS
your application is available to you in any form and on any device you choose. Web based applications empower your users to use the tool that they're most comfortable with-- and that's good design.