The Evolution of Web Design

Generations after generations have now been dabbling in the world wide web. New website ideas kept coming, some stayed, some left, some never made it, some kept improving and what we have on the web today is a big mixture of old retired websites, innovative web pages and the present web 2.0 style websites. How do these differ from each other and what does today's web market expect from its new sites? After looking back in time and following the changes of designs and layouts that we have today, we get a good picture of the webdesign evolution that has taken place (and still is). 1990: The World Wide Web was born. Early 1993:ftp navigation page The WWW was now free and data was transferred via FTP or GP protocols. Files could be downloaded, uploaded and navigated on the FTP pages.
Late 1993:plain text website Later this year, HTML was used with already-implemented features such as tables and simple forms. The first online view-able documents were available with the first known browser Mosaic. All websites of course, were plain static.
1994:first css websites The first PHP scripts were born (called Personal Home Page scripts back then), using Perl scripts. Originally used to track web traffic and display different file formats online. The first version CSS (first known as CHSS) was introduced this years as well to give developers more control on how to display their websites. SSL was introduced, opening the doors for Electronic Commerce.
1995:e-commerce site 1995 HTML 2.0 went public, improving layout and development of web pages. The first commercial free online radio stations were launched. This is also the year that & (which was previously known as AuctionWeb) were launched and with that, the E-Commerce seeds have been planted.
1996-1998:websites got better, 1998 CSS (level 1) Was made official and was upgraded to CSS 2 in 1997, allowing better control over web pages design, image and html tag rules. HTML 3.2 & PHP 3 became the standard website programming languages. The first version of Google also went public in 1996. Flash was on the market, but was yet to get popular.
1998-1999:better ecommerce web 1999 HTML 4 was perfected. CSS 3 drafts are published. Unlike CSS 1 and 2, CSS 3 was published bit by bit in the form of modules. Web 2.0 was coined in 1999, which planted the idea of dynamic transferring of information by users and to make the web a more user driven entity.
2000-2001:dot com bust The bust. Now the web was oozing with innovative website ideas and no one really knew, what worked and what didn't. Later web generations would thrive of the ideas the came in this era. Flash animated websites also grew in popularity during this period.
2002-2004:website with reviews Web 2.0 became more and more viral and made way for social/user driven websites. Friendster, MySpace & Facebook were developed and all three sites attracted more and more younger users to the web, as well as branded the Web 2.0 style designs we know today. Blogging grew in popularity by the end of 2004.
2008-2011: HTML 5 & PHP 5 were introduced and with that websites had more room for improvements and new design possibilities. E-Commerce shops became dynamic, Web 2.0 user driven. CMS and pre-developed sites took the stage, such as Tumblr, WordPress, OS-Commerce, Magento and others. Over 40 CSS 3 Modules have been published and growing. Webdesign has now become crucial and made determinable, who were the winners and losers in the business world.
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