The History of Web Design

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The business world has become highly dependent on translating its missions and individual company objectives into digital presentations. Websites have reshaped the way we live our daily lives, from shopping to entertainment and even social communication forms. Consumer behavior largely affects the direction of web design. This article highlights the progressive development of website design over the last twenty five years.

When the internet emerged more than 25 years ago, the first websites were akin to a magical land of unicorns and casinos, resplendent with scrolling marquee text, flashing lights and bright sparkles. It felt like a visit to the Red Light district every time a user connected to the brave new Internet World via modem at the blistering speed of 14k. Companies didn’t realize what a great business asset an effective web design could be. Instead they structured their sites to serve as giant “About Us” pages as a way to invite recognition for their traditional brands.