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Website Design 1990 to 2014

Website design has been evolving ever since the first line of HTML was written but over the past two and a half decades website design has jumped leaps and bounds to expand programmers’ ability to design excellent user experiences and functions that were once thought impossible.

The internet has transformed the way in which businesses are able to reach out to a potential target consumer base. From web design in Caerphilly to web design in London, Edinburgh and all points in between, web designers now have to consistently grapple with fusing form and function into an aesthetic end product.

Websites have become an important part of most people’s every day life. The majority of people get their information through the internet these days so website performance is important to not only the website owner but the continued social evolution of humankind, which is why website design is constantly evolving. Here is a glimpse of how websites have evolved over the years.

The Early 1990s

Websites were simple way back in the day. A simple file structure used, a lot easier to the way websites are built today with each file packed with HTML and each file connected through a simple ahref link which are still a large part of our web structure in today’s world. The Internet back then for the majority of you who need a memory refresh was mostly in large institutions and a select few had decided that computers were going to be the future, people such as Steve Jobs and Michael Dell.

By 1995 1995 was when businesses started to see the benefits of computing and web design. They started to build small websites explaining what their businesses were while a few more people began to see the gigantic potential of the online community that was about to explode. In 1995 the 56K modem was the tool of choice so most websites had limited capabilities. As well as that you almost had to remember every web address as there was no universal search engine until 1998 when Google opened its first search engine.

What the Millennium Brought

The millennium brought great technology advances such as broadband and new computer languages with more functions and with faster internet connections websites could now have many complicated designs allowing them to upload and download large amounts of information. It was during this era that Steve Job’s and Michael Dell’s visions started to become true and home computers were more popular than ever.

2005 - Everyone Has One

Another 5 years pass and computers are about to become the main infrastructure driving the world’s economy, social media sites such as Facebook are about to get very popular very fast. The first smart phones are invented and people become almost addicted to the internet. Because of these changes more computer languages become used in everyday website design such as Java script, PHP and the world is now on its fourth HTML language.

Companies such as Amity Web Design for example have had to ride a wave of ever changing web design, language proliferation and platforms in order to maintain a cutting edge service to new and established clients.

Wherever your business is located it is now more than ever essential to have a website presence. It can be a simple two or three page info site or a multi-faceted online store with full secure online transaction capability. Without a website your business is potentially missing out on a much wider consumer audience.


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