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History of web design
The history of web design is not much old. The concept of web design is still new as it
is not very long that the use of Internet became popular. The wide use of Internet in daily
lives of people started only a few decades back. Since its inception, web design
underwent a number of changes. It was in 1991, that Tim Berners-Lee introduced the
first website.
Tim Berners-Lee combined Internet with hypertext for the first time. This came to be
accepted as the first website on the net. In those years HTML was used in a very basic
version. This basic usage of hypertext language made the appearance of the websites
very simple and with a basic structure that comprised of only headings and paragraphs.
The use of hyperlinks on the websites enabled the users to easily navigate from one page
to another.
Gradually changes came in web designing. The use of the mark up language also
changed to be complex than before. This helped in incorporating tables and images on
the pages. Initially the tables were used to provide tabular information. But later tables
were used to suit invisible layout devices. But soon the table-based layout was
considered out-of-date with the introduction of CSS or Cascading Style Sheets.
Soon different new programs were adopted which changed the visual designs of the web
pages. With the help of HTML protocol web designs enriched as many images, audio,
video and tables could be inserted in a page of a website. But with time, handling HTML
required skill sets and expertise. Earlier the number of websites was not much but HTML
proved to be a great scope for launching new websites and web designing also developed
along with. HTML also helped the websites to be more interactive which was not possible
in the earlier days of its inception. The static web pages of a website does not enable end
users to make changes on the site. But the dynamic web designs of a website allows
users to make changes in the content of the web pages.
The web pages of a website are nowadays designed for various purposes – whether for
individual purposes or for commercial purposes. Government, education business and
several companies design website to attract many viewers. With an artistic and user-
friendly web design, users can be retained on the sites.
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