The History of Web Design

The history of

Web Design

1990 HTML The first markup language is launched providing the basic building blocks for webpages.

1991 First website using HTML is created by Tim Berners-Lee

1992 Table-based web design is introduced and soon takes over the web.

1993 10 Million + Internet users

600 + Websites Online

1994 The World Wide Web Consortium is established. Goals and standards are set for the future of web design.


1995-1996 Flash and Javascript introduce animation and special effects to web design allowing the Internet to be more interactive.

1996 74 Million + Internet Users

650 k + Websites Online

{CSS} Introduced

CSS is introduced by W3C, improves web accessibility and makes HTML code semantic, rather than presentational.

FRAMES Frames become popular and allow users to display two or more web pages or media elements side by side within the same browser window.

1998 php

PHP 3 is released and paves the way for dynamic web pages.

{CSS}3 CSS3 introduces new functions and features that change the face of web design and development.

1999 279 Million + Internet Users

2.2 Million + Websites Online

2003 782 Million + Internet Users

38 Million + Websites Online

Web 2.0 Web 2.0 introduces the age of user-based information. Social media sites, blogs and wikis take the stage.

2008 OPEN Source

Ready-to-use open source software became more popular.

Mobile Web The mobile web takes over and more people access the Internet via their cell phone than a desktop computer.

2010 2 Billion + Internet Users

240 Million + Websites Online

HTML5 HTML5 introduces an improved language with support for the latest multimedia. It is easily read by humans and consistently understood by computers and devices.

Future Web Builders

Do-it-yourself web design tools that allow users to literally drag and drop elements of a website into place.

The History of Web Design

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