The Evolution of Web Design

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Web design has changed over the years. In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee of CERN made a proposition to put up a universal hypertext scheme, which is known at present as the worldwide web. During its birth stage around 1991 to 1993, text-only pages were accessible through easy line-mode browsers. The texts back then were based on UNIX codes and were too heavy for a reader.  The design and layout were not given much attention.  There were also no images or sounds.

However, as the years passed, the evolution of web design became more noticeable and quite rapid. Modern-day computer engineers and web designers have found a way to create a more user-friendly environment for readers that would make them visit the sites frequently. This idea was incorporated using platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Weebly, etc. Through this, style sheets are now supported by browsers which were treated back then as an ambiguous technique. Moreover, this paved the way for the balancing of good aesthetics and structure of the site which greatly improved the appearance and readability of the texts.

The importance of fonts was given a great deal of concentration in web designing. Websites can be greatly enhanced with the use of appropriate fonts that complement the design, structure, and content of the website. Moreover, the core message and function of the website can be accordingly communicated with the use of suitable fonts. Web designers often use web-safe fonts, which are the typical kind of fonts that most web browsers can read.

The Process of Web Designing

All the graphics that users see on their favorite websites undergo a process. A concept versus a final draft is often the basis of the designs before finally proceeding with the actual output. The concepts are usually the foundation of the web design. All the ideas that the web designer has in mind are incorporated here. Concepts usually have room for improvement since they can be changed after they have been reviewed.  The final draft is the basis of the actual layout that could be seen on websites.

Different approaches are also used in creating or enhancing web design. Among these is the responsive web design. So what exactly is “responsive”? It is a new approach to web design which enables optimized viewing for browsers in mobile devices, tablets, personal computers and the like. It enhances the readability and navigation aspects of the computer. It also gives users the option to resize, pan, and scroll up or down the browser across an extensive range of gadgets and devices as mentioned above.

The technology of web designing has definitely gone a long way.  It has become very convenient both for businesses and users to maximize the use of the internet.  Marketers should keep abreast of these developments to ensure that they are utilizing the most efficient technologies in their websites.

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