The History of Web Design and the Digital Revolution

Web Design History and Evolution

The WWW (World wide web) was born between 1991 and 1993 by the hand of Tim Berners-Lee, who finally proposed to create a global hypertext project in 1998, leading to the creation of Mosaic browser by Marc Andreesen and Eric Bina. In addition, in 1994 Andreessen formed communications corporation, later known as Netscape communications, created the Netscape 0.9 browser and its own HTML tags without regard to the traditional standard process. Later on, and between the years 1996 to 1999, the browser wars began and during that time countless new technologies were born in the field, being some of the most notable the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript and Dynamic HTML, which became the core of the web design and creations we see today.

A tale of Digital Revolution

The Evolution of Web Design

In 1996, Microsoft released its first competitive browser which was completed with its own features and tags. It was also the first browser to support style sheets, HTML markup for tables, and was originally intended for displaying tabular data. However, designers quickly realized the potential of using HTML tables for creating complex, multi-column layouts that were otherwise not possible with previous technologies. Thanks to this advancements, design and good aesthetics started taking precedence over good mark-up structure that used to drive little attention to semantics and web accessibility, because of HTML sites’ limited options in design. To create complex structures, many web designers had to use complicated table structures or even use blank spaces, which lead to little regard on the aesthetic and user friendliness of webs. When CSS was introduced in December 1996 by the W3C to support presentation and layout, it became a success that allowed HTML code to be semantic rather than both semantic and presentational, improving enormously the web accessibility and design features.

In 1996, Flash (originally known as Future Splash) was developed as a content development tool that was relatively simple compared to the ones developers use nowadays, but that allowed by using a basic layout and drawing tools, a limited precursor to ActionScript, and a timeline, that designers could go beyond the point of HTML, animated GIFs and JavaScript, increasing the possibilities of design.

End of the first browser wars

During 1998, Netscape released Netscape Communicator code, enabling thousands of developers to participate in improving their software. However, they decided to start from the beginning, which guided the development of the open source browsers and soon expanded to a complete application platform that ended in many different sites that we still nowadays.

Nowadays there are many different browsers, being some of the most famous: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari among others.

The Web and its Designs from 2001 to 2012

Since the start of the 21st century the web has become more and more integrated into people’s lives. As this was happening, the technology of the web also improved and evolved into better and more efficient ways. There have also been significant changes in the way people use and access the web, and this has changed how sites are designed and perceived, as well as thousands of new job opportunities and careers.

From offline to digital Marketing and Web tools

As the Web became the most famous tool and a base for people’s information, companies realized that being there and having an online presence was a must. Suddenly, the traditional marketing tools used previously including: Newspapers, Outdoor Billboards and radio channels, were not enough to reach the prospect customers and users of brands and enterprises. Even the most effective offline tools like sponsorship and offline distribution were not enough to do the job because they were also much more expensive to use, and people became increasingly spending most of their time online. As a result, an integration between both (Offline and Online) communication channels had to be taken into consideration by developing a unique web, which facilitated the process of communication and also correlated to key social media platforms where customers exist and spend most of their leisure time.

From Isaac Agency, we will always stick to our code of ethics and moral, but also to the innovation that legality and common human accordance will allow   to be used for the advancement of society. Therefore, the monitoring on this new advantage on data managing will be some of the new trends on the future of the field.

From Traditional Offline Marketing to the Digital Revolution

Issac Marketing Agency

At Isaac Marketing agency, we provide you with unique Business Digitalisation and Web Design services , with a simbiosis with the everlasting Offline Marketing Solutions, which guarantee your presence on these platforms in an optimal and ideal way.

In addition, our main values, mission, vision and beliefs ensure that all our digital marketing and offline marketing practices, follow always an INNOVATIVE, SMART, ACTIVE, ADVENTUROUS and CHALLENGING approach, leading to the use of this latest technologic advancement, and the pursuit of the everlasting excellence that they provide.

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