Here at Liquid Bubble we are a leading creative design agency and have many years of experience of providing high quality, exciting and engaging website design in London. Today web design is better than ever and websites are essential for any business. However we have come a long way since the early days of web design. Here we take a quick look back at the origins of web design and see just how far design and technology has advanced since those early days.
The first ever website was posted back in 1991and was purely text based; the website can still be viewed in all its glory at the following link http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html.
It was not until over a year later in 1992 that the first ever picture appeared on the internet. The photo was posted by Tim Burners Lee, who coincidentally was also the inventor of the World Wide Web.
By the mid 1990’s pictures were no longer a novelty and were a common sight on most websites as the era of table-based web design was approaching, allowing for more scope with regards to the layout of websites and the better organisation of website content. Then in 1996 came a further game changing development in the field of wed design, with the creation of Adobe Flash player. Thanks to the development of this software purely static WebPages were to become a thing of the past and animations and other interactive features could now be displayed on WebPages.
The early 2000’s witnessed the growing popularity of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) which allowed for the formatting and design of web pages separately from their content, making the process of web design much easier for developers. The computer programming language Java was also developed during this period and allowed for the introduction of other notable design features commonly seen on websites today, such as navigation bars and drop down menus which acted to greatly enhance the user experience.
Late 2000’s – Present
The period from the late 2000’s till today has also been a revolutionary one for website design and has ushered in a new era of web design, with interactive and social content having become key design features. Furthermore many websites have begun to move away from utilising websites purely for the purpose of selling their products and website content has become increasingly important. The past few years have also seen the rise of the mobile web which brought a number of new challenges and opportunities for web developers.
Today website design continues to be of vital importance for businesses and the world of web design continues to grow and develop in a number of exciting ways. Here at Liquid Bubble we are web design experts and have many years of experience of creating effective websites encompassing great design and practicality, and can create the perfect website for you and your business. For more information about our range of services please do not hesitate to contact us and one of our friendly team will be happy to help you with your enquiries.