“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change” and change is considered to be the super-power of the intelligent ones. Anything that does not change becomes stagnant and get unnoticed over the period of time. Change is an unavoidable part esp...read more
“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change” and change is considered to be the super-power of the intelligent ones. Anything that does not change becomes stagnant and get unnoticed over the period of time. Change is an unavoidable part especially in the world of technology.
Even invention has gone under layers of change to evolve and shine better. Talk about the televisions or the computers, talk about the internet or the search engines; every technological invention has embraced change with an open heart and willingness.
Websites too have evolved a great deal over the decades; be it their functionality or their look and feel. Websites have incorporated a world of change. The sage of evolution dates back to nearly thirty years for the websites.
-The first ever website was published by Tim Berners-Lee in the year 1991.
- In the early day's websites used language of the Web: Hypertext Markup Language or HTML for publishing. The websites were more text-based and informative.
- In mid-1990s designs of the websites evolved and became more prominent. Many memorable designing elements came in and designers were then able to incorporate images and graphics into websites. The table structures were introduced that made arrangement of designs easier.
- In late 1990s a new technology named flash came into existence for the first time. This software allowed designers to include music, animations and videos and into the websites, making it look more dynamic both in the terms of audio-visual experience. Gradually the websites became more interactive than ever.
- Yes, flash did not live for long and failed to match up its expectations but it changed the designing formats for the websites.
- Later on, with emerge of social media demand for flexibility increased and it led to the development of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). The idea of CSS was to segregate and separate the content (HTML) of websites from that of the presentation (CSS).
- In around 2010 a new web design approach was created by Ethan Marcotte. The new approach was addressed as responsive web design. This managed to introduce a different way of using HTML and CSS all-together. This paved the path for another wave of web design trend called ‘flat design’ that embraced an efficient and visually appealing two-dimensional style existing on the concept of minimalism.
The flat design is still going on in full-fledged and is being popularly used world-wide. But at the same time experimentation too is going on hand-in-hand in-order to make up the wonderful websites even more dynamic.