HISTORY OF WEB DESIGN
The web design has a fairly recent history. It can be linked to some other areas such as graphic design, user experience, web designing and multimedia arts, but is more aptly seen from a technological standpoint. It has become a large part of people’s everyday lives. It is hard to imagine the Internet without doing any animated graphics, different styles of typography, background, and music.
The start of the web and web design
In 1989, whilst working at CERN Tim Berners-Lee proposed to create a global hypertext project and later it became known as the World Wide Web. In 1991 to 1993 the World Wide Web was born. Text-only pages could be explored using a simple line-mode browser. In 1993 Marc Andreessen created the Mosaic browser. At the time there were multiple browsers, and naturally, text-heavy. On October 1994 W3C was created "lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its incomparability. In 1994 Andreessen formed Mosaic Communications Corp. The later became known as the Netscape Communications, the Netscape 0.9 browser. Throughout 1996 to till 1999 the browser wars began, as Microsoft and the Netscape fought for ultimate browser dominance.
Evolution of web design
In 1996, Microsoft released the first competitive browser, which was completed with its features and HTML tags. It was also the first browser and it support style sheets, which at the time was seen as an obscure authoring technique and is today an important aspect of web design. However, the designers quickly realized the potential of using HTML tables for creating the complex; multi-column layouts were otherwise not possible. At the same time, the design and the good aesthetics seemed to take precedence over good markup, and the little attention was paid to semantics and web accessibility. HTML sites were limited in the entire design options, even more so with earlier versions of HTML. To create complex designs, many web designers had to use the complicated table structures or even use blank spaces.
End of the first browser wars
In 1998 Netscape released Netscape Communicator code under open-source licenses, enabling thousands of developers to participate in improving the software. They decided to start from the beginning, which guided the development of the open-source browser and let it will soon expand to a complete application platform to publish the web. Internet Explorer published for Mac; It is the first browser in the world that will be fully supported to HTML 4.01 and CSS 1, it raises the bar in terms of standards compliance.
Tools and Technologies
Web designers use different variety of tools depending upon the techniques of the product while in the production process involved. The tools are updated over time by newer standards and software but the principles remain the same. Web designers use both the vector and raster graphics editors to create a web-formatted imagery or design prototypes in technique site.