A look back at 20 years of web design

Web Design

It’s hard to imagine a world without the internet for those in their 20s. It’s been with us as a common entity for 2 decades now and the evolution has been stunning. When you compare websites now to those in 1998, one thing is clear – we’ve come a long way.

This infographic by our friends at KissMetrics breaks down the history, short as it may be, of the driving force behind the visual aspects of the web. From text-based sites through to current standards and emerging technologies, the science and art of web design are a case study in progress.

What will the next decade bring? Will we still be “surfing the web” on devices or will they deliver a new internet through other means? Can you imagine this web page being transmitted directly to your brain? Don’t laugh – it could happen someday in the near future.

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Evolution of Web Design
Written by JD Rucker

+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of both Judeo Christian Church and Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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May 26th, 2011 at 11:32 am

Good old memories!

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June 1st, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Great blog

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June 13th, 2011 at 8:20 am

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June 14th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Great evolution chart!

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June 28th, 2011 at 7:44 am

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July 5th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

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July 12th, 2011 at 8:10 am

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Roert Brookes
July 14th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

really looking on more of a backgrounder to pick up the softer skills in the design palate,

July 15th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

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August 9th, 2011 at 8:20 am

Nothing can catch up with the development speed of Internet industry over recent 20 yeaers!

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September 15th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

After seeing this article i realized how dynamic the web design is. Seems like no ending it’s always changing.

Davey N
September 29th, 2011 at 11:40 am

Nice infographic! Bookmarked

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September 30th, 2011 at 9:40 am

Thats really amazing to know about the history of web design and its importance.It looks amazing and startled at the web design apps and tools before 20 years and the present web design technology.Thanks for ur great info.

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October 6th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Great infographic…I liked it very much.

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October 11th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

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November 16th, 2011 at 5:31 am

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November 23rd, 2011 at 1:13 pm

This post completely explained the history and prominence of the website design.These days, it was made much more easier with the best advanced tools and designs.


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