Things have changed a lot since the first websites went online. From a simple and static page, websites have evolved into dynamics and complexes web projects involving an entire entourage of professionals.
But today isn’t necessary to be a skilled developer in order to create a beautiful and professional website. You can create a website or blog in minutes using WordPress, Medium or Tumblr. Or, you can build a neat website with platforms like SquareSpace.
Even if you have a very limited budget you can go for solutions like Weebly or Wix.
The story behind The Grid is something very close to the movie “Her” with Joaquin Phoenix, which I suggest you to watch if you didn’t. In fact we are getting closer to a world where Artificial Intelligence is going beyond our imagination and is developing incredible things.
A new website concept
But it’s been a while since a company is promoting a new revolutionary way to create websites. Its name is The Grid and it promises to generate a customized website layout based on who you are and your interests.
How is it possible? With big data and AI (Artificial intelligence). In fact The Grid algorithm will analyze your profile and the goal of your online presence and will create a layout designed around you. It is also dynamic, meaning that it will change based on your mood or purposes.
For example if you need a professional look or personal blog it will redesign the graphic in order to match your expectations.
Here is a short video explaining how it works:
The Grid harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to take everything you throw at it – videos, images, text, urls and more – and automatically shape them into a custom website unique to you – The Grid
The Grid promises also to automatically match the best colors avoiding bad contrasts.
AI at work
This is the first time AI is applied to web design. The “Layout Filters” is a features that makes it easier to auto-design a website based on your objective and generates custom fields easily. The Grid will also integrate ecommerce and check out pages in seconds without wasting time deciding where and how to add a “Buy Now” button.
The thing is, The Grid will automatically make all the design, development, content and A/B test decisions a web agency usually does.
Shaping the future
This is something new and revolutionary. The Grid is still in the founding process and you can pre-order it before the official launch for a very discounted price. The deal is a yearly pre-paid service for $96 instead of $25 a month, forever.
The official launch will be in late Spring/ Summer 2015. Here is the benefits you’ll have ordering it now:
- 1 year pre-paid subscription
- Subscription begins v1 release, late Spring 2015
- Locked-in rate of $8/month (regularly $25)
- 7 Sites, custom domains OK
- Pretty much unlimited contributors, storage and bandwidth
- Commerce engine, due late 2015, cost-based fees only
- Grid NFC Token (limited gold edition)
Will it be a real revolution? And how the world of designers and developers will react to this service?
This is another step toward the job automation.