How It Was Coded: Evolution Of Web Development Techniques

Coding a website just isn’t the same as what it used to be. When the Internet was young and still only served up text, coding a website was quite easy. Back then it was all about HTML tags. After a while came all the new add-on languages that helped inject things that HTML just could not do. We’ve come a long way since then, and today we are using multiple languages on any new site that is launched on the Internet. They vary from site to site but PHP, Java, Javascript, jQuery and a bunch of other languages are not uncommon to be weaved into each other on one and the same site. Whatever gets the job done, we use.

Not only are there more options for a web developer to use as far as languages, but they are also way more efficient and fast. Maybe that has to do with the way our connections constantly get faster, but one thing is for certain, and that is that we are not creating websites the way we used to. To visualize this in an understandable format, Divine pulled together an infographic that will take you on a trip from the early ’90s up until today.

As you can see, it’s been quite a revolution from year to year when it comes to the languages we use to create websites. The fact that our tools get ever more powerful and that we see more and more services spring up where you can just pull up a Photoshop wire frame of your intended website, and it will be coded by someone for less than $100 is proof that the web development scene is being radically transformed. In ten years from now, I am sure we’ll be laughing at the way we are developing websites today. What is more interesting is that Adobe is getting an increasingly solid position in all this. Will they become the only player left when it comes to working with graphics both online as offline in the future? Only time will tell.

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How It Was Coded Infographic

Via: [Killer Infographics]

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