The Internet Connects

End of the 60s was developed in the U.S. by the Defense Department a technology that allows universities and research institutions could be implemented. The goal was a better use of computing capacity. First was the “network” is limited to America, and later still came to more universities and institutions worldwide. The first and most important application that was used with the Internet, was sending e-mails. Since the early 90s, the Internet is freely available and is used commercially. Allows the browser has been through, could be the design of graphical commands. In the early days of web design on the Internet only played a minor role.

The presentation was limited to text links and the occasional pictures. This simplicity in design also made it easy for users to surf the site and to grasp intuitively. For years, sites such as which were designed by simple, but it could bring about important traffic. Even today, the search engine leader is characterized by a simple design Home page. Since the late 90s, the web design and thus have developed the professional group of web designers rapidly. The focus of good design is primarily a site’s usability.

This is where the frequent conflicts between the creative agency, the clients and consumers. Not clearly identifiable links and confusing user interface pose a risk within a page that the user exits the page quickly. End of the 90 years the Internet has been discovered by the media as a new communication channel. This was the web design to a new meaning, which is hosted on television. The company website was thus a separate “channel” for the offering company. The progress of the programmers and the technique with Flash applications and high-speed Internet connections made possible a much more complicated web design. This was directed mostly at the “forefront” among the users. Each new version of a browser enabled new graphical developments of users with an old browser or restricted not only could be used. The younger generation among Internet users but is always anxious, “up to date” and to use the latest browser versions. was in the early years of commercial use under Web designers the rule: “An internet-year, three months”. This meant that a website has been updated quarterly on design aspects. After this cycle is not working anymore. More important than the relaunch is the fundamental relevance of the content of the website. Herein, there is also an important requirement for web designers in the design, because a website’s content is usually maintained with content management systems that also lay people who do not know any HTML coding, allows to write current text and to be on the homepage.

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