The early days of website design
Website design is one of the jobs that couldn't exist without computers and the internet. Websites emerged as a result of advanced computer networking. People discovered that computers were powerful and they had to find a better way to communicate using these machines. In 1985, the American public heard the word internet' for the first time. Many people didn't know exactly what it was and its use. In 1990, computers had a better processing power and they consumed less power than the old models. Furthermore, they had become more affordable and this led to a significant increase in the number of personal computers. A website is useless without a web browser The first browser was World Wide Web but renamed to Nexus. It was developed by Tim Berners-Lee in 1990. This was a basic browser with limited functionality. In fact, it could only display text on the screen. The only unique thing was its ability to show links which were underlined in blue.
In 1991, the first text-based website went live. The text was aligned on the left margin of the browser and it was limited to black and white colors. The website links were blue by default. The early user interface was not appealing since browsers could not support animation, audio, and video tags. Early websites were developed by highly skilled programmers because the browser had some constraints.
The Mosaic browser was released in 1993. The browser was a little bit more advanced than Nexus. It allowed programmers to add more elements such as web forms and .gif images. This enabled them to create websites that were more appealing. However, the limit in bandwidth prevented the programmers from using many images on one web page. In addition, the images were scaled down to reduce the number of pixels.