Similarly, what fate off-line web design tools such as Dreamweaver in a world where functionality is (finally) more important than design? If blogs and RSS are the in-things for the last couple of years, and yet neither requires any substantial amount of design (either due to pre-selected templates in the case of many blogs, or a concentration on presenting content in both cases), where does the demand for further progress in design packages come from? Furthermore, the more flexible nature of web browsers - the ability to edit HTML and CSS in real time a la, for example, GreaseMonkey - makes web-based web-editing much more likely, IMHO.
Good point. And I wonder what effect Results Oriented U.I. will have. More design by choosing templates.