At the much anticipated Opera keynote, Project Manager on Opera Coast Huib Kleinhout took the stage to talk about the future of the web and introduced Coast, a recent product by the Norwegian browser company that optimizes web experience on your iPhone or iPad.

“Which browser do people use the most?” Kleinhout asked the audience. The answer seemed a bit unexpected: Facebook. It’s true that so much happens on Facebook today – stream, push, share, personalized user experience. People get content and services with just a few taps and swipes.

This dwarfs traditional browsers for they pretty much have the same static and flat outlook as they started out 20 years ago. Browsers are doomed to change, and designers need to consider how people nowadays experience content before building a website, Kleinhout warned.

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Rita Liao

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