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20 Years of Design

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20 years ago, the internet was only in its infancy. From Angelfire, to hit counters, to Web 2.0, we take a look back at the evolution of the web design, and the exciting developments still to come.


Although the first website was published in 1991, websites as we know them didn’t become a “thing” until years later. Back then, there was nothing pretty about web design. Tables were often used as the only structural element, which resulted in a mess of tables within tables and spacer gifs to create white space within. Another trend was slicing, where designers would create a composition layout in a program such as Photoshop, and would then cut it into several pieces and reassemble it like a puzzle. Since this was long before the responsive era, this worked great for page performance;

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