The History of HTML5 in Line with Popular Culture Events

the history of HTML5
in line
with Popular Culture Events

Before HTML
The internet did not exist.We don't know what people did back then but it probably involved hunting,fishing,making beaded jewelry and telling stories 'round the campfire'.


Tim Berners-Lee builds a new system which facilitates sharing and updating information among researchers. He names it: ENQUIRE

Who shot J.R.?
Millions tune in to the TV soap opera 'Dallas' to find out who shot J.R.Ewing


Jon Postel and Paul Mockapetris invent the 'Domain Name System' (DNS)

ET phones home- His mom is relieved to finally hear from him

1989 HTML

Tim Berners-Lee invents 'HTML' (Hyper Text Markup Language)

'The Simpsons'debut on Fox - Raises standard of comedy TV,lowers standard of Americans dads

The Launches

Tim's web browser prototype is launched on the NEXT computer

MC Hammer changes the face of music history with his new release 'U Can't Touch This'

Iconic TV series 'Twin Peaks', 'Law and Order' and 'Beverly Hills 90210'air

First Website

The first is created,introducing its visitors to the world wide web, how to use a browser and how to set up a server

Nirvana's 2nd album,'Never mind',is released- The Grunge movement starts;the whole "showers and haircuts" fad ends

HTML specification & the birth of Explorer

A new language is born and the World Wide Web consortium is formed

The movie 'Indecent Proposal' is released,making women all over the world wonder: "what would I have done"

Beavis and Butt-Head start a revolution of nose picking,farting and ridiculous chuckles on MTV


Microsoft releases their first version of Internet Explorer

O.J. Simpson is deemed "not guilty"- Yeah, we still can't believe it either

Meet the Opera browser

IE becomes available for Windows & Macintosh OS and a new web browser called Opera is launched

Teen horror flick 'Scream' is released, reviving the dying genre and earning more than $173 million

'Wannable' - The debut song by British pop group Spice Girls is released

New releases for HTML and IE

A new version of HTML and IE 4.0 is launched and include a lot of difficult abbreviations,involving tags and style sheets (We'll spare you the details, we know you're only reading the column on the right)

Larry Page and Sergey Brin launch Google from their garage- The rest is history

'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'is published in the UK- Adult literacy levels drop

The 'Titanic' crashes into theatres - Our hearts have gone on... and...on

Meet the new kids on the block

XHTML is published (2000). Safari is born (2003),followed by Firefox (2004). IE reaches 96% browser shar (100% among every parent in the world)

Wikipedia launches (2001)-The platform that makes us smart

Facebook launches (2004)- The platform that makes us stupid


The term 'AJAX' (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) is coined by Jesse James Garrett,for better user experience with faster loading time

'Mr.& Mrs. Smith' is released - Brangelina is formed

It's cool time!

Google Chrome is born and HTML5 releases its first version

'Breaking Dawn'- The last book in the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer is published, leading the way to millions of girls moaning every time a pale young vamp is seen on screen

XHTML is dead,long live HTML5

Meanwhile, Firefox 3.5 surpasses IE 7 and 8 in browser share

The end of an era - Michael Jackson has left the building

Curtain's down on Flash

Steve Jobs' 'Thought on Flash' article is published on Apple's website. Adobe announces there won't be a new version for Flash

15 year old Justin Bieber releases his debut album 'My World 2.0' - Billions around the world embrace a ridiculous haircut

Now-a-days- HTML5 is here to stay
Even though HTML5 has been well known among developers for years,it becomes the biggest topic of mainstream media. HTML5 is so HOT right now!

The History of HTML5 in Line with Popular Culture Events

shared by rotem on Jul 29, 2012 in Computers


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This info deals with the history of HTML, the computer mark-up language that programmers and developers use to build websites. HTML5 took over from its predecessor, HTML4 in 2008 but is still under d...
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