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.
- 1996. Frames become popular and allow users to display two or more web pages or media elements side by side within the same browser window. CSS is introduced by W3C, improves web accessibility and makes
HTML code semantic, rather than presentational.
- 1998. PHP 3 is released and paves the way for dynamic web pages.
- 1999. 279 million+ Internet users, 2.2 million+ websites online. CSS3 introduces new functions and features that change the face of web design and development.
- 2003. 782 million+ Internet users. 38 million+ websites online. Web 2.0 introduces the age of user-based information. Social media sites, blogs and wikis take the stage.
- 2008. Ready-to-use open source software became more popular. 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 introduces an improved language with support for the latest multimedia. It is easily read by humans and consistently understood by computers and
- 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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