How Website Development Has Changed Over the Years (Infographic) / The World of Digital Information

We experience the world of the Internet almost exclusively through websites. A lot of effort goes into making websites attractive, but the field of website development has changed so much in such a short time that it’s actually surprisingly easy to see the trajectory this field has taken over the short period that it has existed so far.

Not so long ago, almost all websites looked pretty ugly. Fonts were bad, colors clashed, created websites often glitched. The history of website development is intrinsically tied to the history of the Internet, again because that’s pretty much exclusively how we’ve experienced the Internet in general. From the development of HTML an entire decade before the turn of the century to how web development has become infinitely more accessible and engaging thanks to modern web builders, the history of web design is very intriguing to watch.

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Early websites were pretty much text-only with very little interactive and multimedia content that could provide real visual stimulation. Over the years, websites have started to become more and more visually appealing, to the point that we have legitimate art movements associated with the humble realm of web development. Web design now requires an artistic flair, it’s no longer a corny field for people who are good with computers. Knowing more about the history of web development can show you how far you’ve come in such a short time. the infographics below will give you a better understanding of how the field of web development has changed over the years, helping you better understand why today’s Internet is the way it is.


Website design has come a long way in a relatively short time.  From zeros and ones to lines of code to intuitive website builders, designing for the web has become more accessible.  But how did it all evolve?  From significant advancements - such as the birth of HTML in 1990 - to things we can all connect with (remember Flash), the history of website builders is tied to the development of the web as a whole.  Here is an overview of this story in the form of an infographic.  (It's pretty amazing to think about how far we've come since 1990.)
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