Web Design Belfast

History of Web Design Belfast

History of Web Design in Belfast. Learn how Evofrog has been shaping the web development and marketing world.

Leading Web Design in Belfast

  • History of Web Design

    The World Wide Web

    The idea of a World Wide Web is dated back to 1946, when it was described in a story by Murray Leinster. But the online internet we know today was the result of a need to properly manage vast amounts of data connected via various servers around the world. The first true World Wide Web was created by Tim Berner-Lee in 1989. Tim used the idea of hypertext and connected it with Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the domain name system – which created the World Wide Web and the very first web browser followed.

  • 1990 - 1998


    Tim Berner-Lee published the first website on 20th December 1990 followed by a period of innovation which produced Evofrog’s first website in 1998. The start of the internet and web design in Belfast and around the world. Completely text based web design until 1993 when the first images appeared in websites. Only 16 colours supported until later when web developers had 256 colours to choose from. 1994 seen the explosion of innovation which brings a range of technology to web designers such as online adverts, 3D buttons, PHP, JavaScript and CCS.

    1990 - 1998

  • 1998 - 2002

    Content, Menus & Navigation

    Renewed focus on cataloguing content brings People.com, Internet Explorer 6 and Google into the space. Dark themes becoming the norm and the invention of the gradients. 800 x 600 becoming the most popular monitor resolution. CSS2 released.

  • 2002 - 2006

    Website Speed Skyrockets

    As ISP deliver higher connection speeds, web designers are able to utilise Flash, Splash and Animation. By 2005 YouTube launches with video steaming on the rise. Facebook, Firefox and WordPress get started. Web designers focus on readability and functionality. Myspace is launched. Millions of website users upgrade to 1024 x 786 or higher resolution. 2003 sees half of all internet devices using 4 or 32 bit hardware giving web designers the choice of over 16 million colours.

    2002 - 2006

  • 2006 - 2010

    Beautiful Web Design

    Stock photography and high resolution devices see picture perfect designs available on most modern websites. HTML5, Google Chrome and iPhone’s Safari web browser make the internet accessible and mobile. Video content continues to rise with YouTube being bought by Google in 2006.

  • 2010 - 2014

    Flat and Minimal

    Web designers have more options than ever. Businesses increasingly focus on web design. The rise in mobile web browsing brings Responsive Web Development, CCS3, and over 1 billion websites online. JavaScript and GIF animations become popular. 1152 x 864 is now the most used monitor resolution. Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera dominate mobile devices.

    2010 - 2014

  • 2014 - present

    Evolution of Web Design in Belfast

    Decades of evolution have placed Evofrog right at the top of the innovation tree when it comes to Web Design in Belfast. HTML, responsive design and CSS have continued to be refined and Evofrog leads the way towards the next number of decades, whether it is more use of AI or VR. New Microsoft Edge, based on Chromium, was created in 2018. At Evofrog, we are helping some of the most successful businesses and organisations throughout Ireland to help increase market reach & profitability with the highest standards of business class solutions which keep our clients ahead of the game.