The History of Web Design

The dramatic changes of web design have transformed what used to be complicated to convenient. WestHost used “The History of Web Design” to blueprint the start of it all and even offer a future forecast of web design to spark interest and trigger more site traffic.




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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. <table> 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. W3C 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.

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