Look at how far web design has come


Date: 28 April 2014

By the standards of traditional industries, web design is incredibly young. Yet in the 20-ish years it’s been possible to make a living from building websites, the approaches and techniques involved have changed remarkably.

You only have to browse back through the Internet Archive to see the differences between then and now. Just check out Microsoft in 1996, Ford in 2000 or British Airways in 1999.

Web design agency Aptitude has taken a look back over the history of web design in this interesting infographic:

The Rapid Growth of Web Design: Past to Present (Infographic) 

(Incidentally, we don’t think it’s accurate to say mobile internet access exceeded desktop access as early as 2008. It probably hasn’t happened yet — but we’ll let that slide.)

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