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  • The Late 1980s – The Dark Ages of Web Design

    The Late 1980s – The Dark Ages of Web Design
    The late 1980s are known as the dark ages of web design where designers would work on black screens with pixels. Designs comprised of symbols and tabulation.
  • Web Pages Are Introduced

    Web Pages Are Introduced
    Tim Berners-Lee launched the first web page on August 6, 1991, with the help of his team.It was a simple page that contained information about the World Wide Web
  • Search is introduced

    Search is introduced
    The world was introduced to ALIWEB just 2 years after the World Wide Web was launched. ALIWEB is considered the first search engine. It was established back in November 1993 and provided users with helpful links to the best content on the Web.
  • Ads Introduced to Web Design

    Ads Introduced to Web Design
    While numerous sites became overcrowded with ads in the 1990s, Hotwire, which now goes by the name Wired added the world’s first banner ad into its website header back in 1994. Here, web design is growing in terms of complexity. While numerous sites became overcrowded with ads in the 1990s, Hotwire, which now goes by the name Wired added the world’s first banner ad into its website header back in 1994. Here, web design is growing in terms of complexity.
  • JavaScript is introduced

    JavaScript is introduced
    JavaScript, it was originally known as Mocha and later LiveScript. It was invented for the purpose of allowing Netscape website developers to automate behaviors in web design. Simply put, it translates static pages into pages that users can interact with without the need to wait for a new page to lead whenever they make a request.
  • Flash Rises

    Flash Rises
    Adobe Flash, which was originally known as FutureSplash was an innovative technology that gave web designers the freedom to create a more dynamic website through the integration of video, audio, and animation.
  • Standard Website Layout Dominates

    Standard Website Layout Dominates
    The early to mid-2000s was a time when the standard website layout that everyone is now accustomed to really developed. It was during this time that websites were often designed with top navigation and left bar categories. Web designers had started to realize that pages containing too much text were becoming unacceptable.Websites written completely in Flash were incredibly popular during this period since HTML was incredibly limited.
  • The Era of Mobile

    The Era of Mobile
    Today, smartphones and other mobile devices have completely changed how people use and think about the Web. However, the situation before 2007 was completely different. Using the Web on mobile devices was quite frustrating and this forced web designers to find a better approach to mobile web design.
  • The Rise of Responsive Design

    The Rise of Responsive Design
    Responsive design was introduced as a direct reaction to the growing popularity of using smartphones to access the Web. The technology allows web designers and developers to build websites that adjust automatically and scale to any size, regardless of the device that you are browsing on.
  • Web Design Evolves Further

    Web Design Evolves Further
    During this period web design evolved further with websites taking on unique designs and styles as brands fought for distinctiveness. The popularity of mobile device usage also led to the widespread design of mobile websites and responsive design. Magazine-like website layouts with columns as well as textures as opposed to single-color backgrounds also became trendy. Towards the end of the period, other design trends became more popular such as video backgrounds and parallax scrolling.
  • Minimalist Design

    Minimalist Design
    Over the past several years, responsive design has grown in popularity, as websites change according to the device they are viewed on. Responsive websites are preferred since they adapt to all screen sizes.To accommodate the needs of mobile users, most of the websites today feature minimal text, large fonts, unique navigational panels, intuitive forms, and high-resolution images, Instead of filling up your screen with unnecessary information.
  • 2020 and Beyond

    2020 and Beyond
    It is obviously difficult to speculate how websites are likely to change over the next several years. However, experts predict that emphasis will probably shift to websites as works of art as opposed to being purely functional. When it comes to layout, navigation buttons have moved further away from the top of the web page and are now spread all over the website. Websites are likely to have even more simple and minimalist layouts in the near future.