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Early HTML Web Site Design

The initial years of web design were exciting design times. As a young designer, I was exploring different methods for deploying online content. Even before Flash – the creative curve was already very high. There were no design rules for website design – web standards were not on the table. In fact, almost no-one was at the table.

Those initial years were a testing playground without users. Media Rich Content was loaded, tested, and achieved without anyone interacting with the content. Before YouTube – Connection speeds and limited deployment tools made sharing video content.

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The website was one large graphic. That was cut into small pieces and loaded into a table from the server. The process could be streamlined to be quite fast. Then users arrived at the internet, and the design of websites changed.

Early HTML website design by Gary Crossey
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Web Standards

The difference between a good web designer and a poor one – the poor one believes in web standards, rather than using them. Yes, I use web standards to ensure my website designs load on as many devices as possible. But, unlike some of the instructors, I have taught with – I do not believe that web standards have saved the internet. But, rather web standards has made lazy designers comfortable with doing the very least.

Yes, I use web standards to ensure my website designs load on as many devices as possible. But, unlike some of the instructors, I have taught with – I do not believe that web standards have saved the internet. But, rather web standards has made lazy designers comfortable with doing the very least. Web Standards are the average amount of work you need to do to meet the minimum amount of satisfaction.

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