Evolution Of Web Design

by Ivan C
The first websites started emerging in the 1990’s.  These sites were all text based, non-interactive, with small amount images. Web design has evolved throughout the years going from plain text to table based- designs, flash, and CSS based designs.  In 1991 a man named Tim Berners Lee released the first web page discussing what the World Wide Web is. This page only had limited links and still exists today ( http://www.w3.org/History/19921103-hypertext/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html (Chapman).). The initial pages were html based but did not have all the features it has today. In the past  simple structure was available like headers, paragraphs, and links. As time passed html started to support images and tables (Chapman). In 1996 FutureSplash Animator, now Adobe Flash, was developed. This new tool provided more features in developing web pages that made it possible to create interactive pages with animation. Overall the evolution of web design continues beyond this.

I found this article interesting because it provided the history of web development. It provided me with information I did not know before. It is related to the class in which we keep utilizing more tools as we progress with each project. It is also related to the class in which we constantly have learned about html and its features.


Chapman, Cameron. “Six Revisions.” The Evolution of Web Design. 28 Nov. 2009. Web. 25 Feb. 2012. <http://sixrevisions.com/web_design/the-evolution-of-web-design/>.

7 thoughts on “Evolution Of Web Design”

  1. That was good that you showed the previous versions of the web, before it is what it is today. It's good for everyone to take a step back and look at how far we have come in advancing our technology, and look towards the future and wonder what will we think of next.

  2. 10 years ago, I never thought I would be able to play games on websites. Maybe in 10 more years, we would have websites that you don't even need to use mouse/keyboard to interact with but by your eyes or hands like in movies.

  3. Sidenote: This title reminded me of:

    I wish I knew what websites were before 2000. That's when my family got internet and by then I remember it was already pretty graphical. I wonder what will happen in the next 10 years. I remember downloading my first album of the White Stripes over my dial up connection and it took like 3 days! Now we can watching streaming movies that load in seconds. Maybe next we can teleport items we buy straight to our homes! Just wishful thinking 🙂

  4. Web development has evolved so far from text thanks to improved internet speeds. Now we can have highly graphical websites that offer a simplified user interface and faster, easier user experience without waiting so long. I think that websites will offer seamless user interaction while eliminating most web-page loading/reloading.

  5. Its crazy to look back and see how far we have come, from the first pages to now. Its somewhat funny to think that some people thought that this "www" would never catch on. Look at us now. My first website looked somewhat like the description you presented, lots of text and very little pictures. I still like to see it, once in a while.

  6. It was so interesting to visit the url you provided. It’s so funny that you know that websites back then were basically just text and hyperlinks and you create that image in your mind, but never actually see it. And it was so much simpler than what I actually thought but it is good to see how far beyond we are now.

  7. What really impresses me is not the fact that we have seen all these advancements in web development, but at the pace it's happening! It's like we're on an exponential curve as tech keeps advancing. Who knows what's coming next..

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