A Khan Academy student asked me these questions as part of a school project.
- What is the easiest part in making a website?
The motivation! It's so darn fun to make a website and share it with the world.
- If you want to make a website what software do you use?
I answer that question here: https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming/html-css#web-development-tools Personally, I use Sublime Text or simply the command-line vim editor.
- How might websites help people in the future?
If only I knew! My hope is that websites help people connect more with other people in more positive, meaningful ways. Right now, websites help us connect mostly at a shallow level (like when we "Like" each other's posts on Facebook) and often times, our more negative sides come out on the internet because we're not face-to-face (so many internet arguments!). Ideally websites would find ways to encourage positive interactions, ones that are truly beneficial for our long-term psychological mindset. For example, when I was at Khan Academy, we talked about writing algorithms to detect negativity in comments and then encourage a more positive re-wording or offering a live chat option to them.
Besides that, I expect we'll see more use of 3D and Virtual Reality technology in future websites. We had both 3D and VR when I was a kid, but it's only finally at a point where it works really well and it's appealing to the public at large.