Web design has evolved greatly since the early days. CSS has enhanced our ability to create functional and beautiful websites.
Select a trend below to see my take on the history of web design.
No CSS styling at all.
Back to the days of mainframes.
The 70's of web design. FrontPage websites were wacky, tacky, wild and crazy.
The plain, boring business websites were a backlash from the free-wheeling FrontPage sites.
Like the Business trend but flashier.
Shiny buttons! Reflections! Gradients! Rounded corners!
Lots and lots of textures and drop shadows.
Lots of white space. Few graphics.
Inverted color schemes - dark backgrounds, light text, glow.
Dirty -- grimy -- raw.
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