Past present and future of web design

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In the beginning 

Tim burners-lee published the first website in August 1991 – A simple, text-based page with plain left aligned black text and bright blue links on a white background. Web design as we know it was born in 1993 when early browsers began to display images with text (as apposed to in a separate window).

Developing web design

The world wide web consortium, formed in 1994, established hyper text markup language (HTML) as the standard.

Design details & new influences 

The dot-com boom at the turn of the century demanded better web design among competitors: usability, accessibility, layout,colour choice,typography etc. Became important considerations when designing websites.


Mobile devices 

With the growing number of mobile devices and the growing use of mobile access to the web, web design is no longer limit to desktop or browser compatibility. The iPhone’s popularity sleek design look and flash support and focus on thumb navigation has impacted web design trends. Websites can be seen with overall layouts that look like an app as well as changing the way they use flash,video and consistent branding colours, layout and typography between the website and official app.

Responsive Web Design

A fluid grid is an adaptive grid layout in which every element is resized proportional to the container within CSS without further structure or back-end coding needed for each size. The iPad’s touchscreen, advanced retina display, and ability to flip between landscape and portrait pushed design to accommodate the user’s preferences switching devises and natural hand movements in a way that had never been done before with traditional desktop layouts.


The iPhone 5S has a touchID system that scans your fingerprint to act as a security measure, instead of a password, to prevent your phone from being unlocked should it be stolen. While there is some concern as to the overall safety of using an individuals fingerprints as a mainstream measure, many wonder is similar technology may soon change how users access secure websites.

Online Banking

The top 10 U.S banks offer their own app designed with features like bill,pay person-to-person payments, and check deposits through mobile phone’s. More banking sites are using responsive web design to accommodate mobile users who access the main site.



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