In today’s day and age we are bombarded by technology. Computers are a massive part of our life and being computer literate is essential, as is having a blog or website to promote yourself regards of what you do. As a result of this, web designers are everywhere but where did it all start from?
Here’s a history of web design.
Although not completely agreed on by everyone, web design is believed to have started in the late 1980s in the form of graphic design. Web design is heavily linked to such areas as graphic design, animated graphics and typography encompassing, in its early origins, areas of graphology to a more technological standpoint.
Effectively web design came into its own in 1994 with the creation of the Mosaic browser by Eric Bina and Marc Andreessen. The Mosaic browser basically began to incorporate graphic design elements into their browser which other browsers hadn’t done previously. These web design elements consisted of web designers introducing images, videos and sounds into web pages which had never been seen before. Previously, web pages had just consisted of streams of text on a screen and web designers were glorified typists, but in 1994 a new form of web design and web designer had been created.
After Microsoft brought out Internet Explorer in 2000, and Netscape’s sale to AOL, this was seen as the end of the war and Microsoft’s victory. After this the bar was raised in terms of web design and it went from strength to strength, with competition bettering the internet explorer browser and new standards of HTML and CSS being released evolving the internet and web design into what we know and love today