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The Evolution of The Web November 18, 2011

Posted by Joanne KY Teoh in News.
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Web technologies have evolved to give developers the ability to create new generations of useful and immersive online experiences. Today’s Web is a result of the ongoing efforts of an open cyber community that helps define technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and WebGL and ensure that they’re supported in all browsers.

Web design has come a long way since the first site was published by Tim Berners-Lee in 1991. Early sites were entirely text-based, with minimal images and no real layout to speak of other than headings and paragraphs.

The Evolution of the Web presents an animated info graphic that delves deep into the evolution of technologies that made the Internet, which is still in its infant stages. This timeline shows the reign of major web browsers (remember Netscape?) and the advent of key Internet technologies. The timeline was produced by the Google Chrome team in celebration of the third birthday of their browser.

There’s a subtle marketing spin that has all of the lines converging behind the Google Chrome logo in 2008 and then exploding into the future. And the HTML5 line seems to imply that it will take over the Internet in 2012.

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