Nov 082011

Years ago, I took it upon myself as a challenge to learn HTML in order to create my very first website. It looked something like this: What a website would of looked like in the 1990s

Most would agree that compared to today, what you see on your right is not that fancy or attractive but that is what was considered a good site at one point in time. Sure, if you were a fancy graphic designer, you could do something that would look a little bit more professional however no matter what, if you wanted something to look good on the web it took the skills of a web developer.

In the late 90s to early 2000s the “dot com boom” struck in a big way. It was becoming very aparent that if you were in business and weren’t on the internet in some way shape or form, you were sure to fail. Companies started flocking onto the web at lightning rates almost overnight starting an entirely new industry. The industry of web development started very quick and only those that were able to keep up stayed in the game.

At the same time, the internet as we know it today was not stagnant in any way. It was constantly being improved with the release of new coding standards, programming languages, markup languages. The invention of client-side scripting and then that of server-side scripting until it grew into the beast that it is today.

More and more, the industry called for more specialized types of developers. That justified the rates and prices of website developers and allowed them to skyrocket to the insane prices that are quoted these days.

***** Skip a few years into the future *****A bloging platform that changed the internet

Enter WordPress, the blogging platform that changed everything.
Wordpress was originally designed as a way for people to communicate to the public in an easy way. It was designed as a platform that would allow website owners to dynamically communicate with their followers and to write updates or web logs (blogs), so that their readers had a reason to come back often.

The developers decided that it had a lot more potential than any normal blogging platform so it very soon turned into an entire content management system.

WordPress today is an incredibly advanced platform that is very easy to learn and very easy to work with. It has completely removed the aspect of the web developer from the equation when it comes to creating professional looking web sites. The open source nature of it has invited the likes of thousands of highly skilled software developers to write thousands of plugins or extensions to the main WordPress platform essentially giving it almost seeming unlimmited power. everything that you see on the web can be duplicated on WordPress incredibly easily.

We here at Kwik-Web have chosen this to be our platform of choice and we have decided to build a business around training others the fundamentals of using WordPress as a platform for building full fledged websites. If you would like to learn more, then please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me and I will be glad to let you know how we can work with you.

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  One Response to “The evolution of website design”

  1. Good day! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give
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    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the
    same subjects? Thanks a lot!

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