It all started with text, which made up almost all the content of pages. It was out of the question. The Internet was slow, and we tried to make the sites as easy as possible for faster loading of web pages. This is the task of custom web application development services, they use only the most advanced technology. Although for smooth loading of large multimedia files and heavy graphic design still need a quality optimization of pages.
The emergence of graphics
By the mid-90s there was already a table layout. Started to approach the creation of web pages creatively and use graphic elements: counters, visit pages, animation, GIF-elements. But the layout was very different from what it is now. There were no such things as flexes and grids - there were tables and inline blocks. And for example you had to add as much as 30 lines of HTML code to make a single popup. Of course, from today's point of view tabular layout has a lot of flaws. But this method was the beginning of orderly page structuring.
Separation of content and design
With the advent of Flash a new opportunity for designers: the different colors of menu items navigation, "tile" background images, "neon" colors, 3D-buttons. Then the design began to focus on the visitor and attention to the appearance of pages.
As 2022 comes to a close, web design is a must for any marketing strategy. It is guided by trends and sentiments in society. For example, inclusivity is taken into account: the interface is designed for people with different disabilities. There are more expressive layouts, and the specialists themselves, one might say, are engaged in art. Not only the content has become important, but also the form, which does not just decorate, but carries meaning. New tools make it possible to create original designs and facilitate the work process, for example, by reducing the number of repetitive actions.
With this rapid evolution, it's important to find universal, reliable solutions that ensure the integrity of web development. After all, if you write code based on one browser, on one technology, there is a high probability that the code will not work in 15-20 years.
Of course, even if today's site opens decades later, it will most likely be "weird" and outdated for the new times. But it will nevertheless be possible to look at and compare different approaches to writing code, just as we do today when parsing the earliest sites.