The web is changing.
The way we create websites is evolving at breakneck speed. And while some people have been predicting its decline since the first website was created, others think the web is going to be around for hundreds of years to come. So what's happening?
In today's post, I'm going to take a look at how the web is changing and where it's headed, and show you why Webflow is the best solution for building responsive sites. You'll learn about the history of the web, HTML5, CSS, and mobile-first design, and how they're working together to make the web a better place.
You'll also learn about the future of the web, including the rise of responsive design.
History of the Web
Before we dive into the future of the web and what makes Webflow great, let's start by looking back at the history of the web.
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) was originally developed in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee. It's a markup language designed to help authors easily add structure to text documents. At the time, it was primarily for use on the World Wide Web. But over the past 25 years, HTML has become the standard across many different types of content, even beyond just the web.
HTML is still the foundation for modern websites, but it's not alone. In fact, the web would probably be unrecognizable without HTML. There's a lot more to the web than HTML.
HTML5 is a specification that defines features for HTML. It includes things like video, audio, forms, canvas, SVG, and more. HTML5 is the current version of the standard.
HTML5 has been around for a while now, but it's only recently started to gain traction in the world of web design. Most importantly, it's becoming the default standard for websites. That means if you build a site today, chances are it's built with HTML5.
Mobile First Design
Mobile-First Design is a trend in web design that's gaining popularity. It's based on the idea that users should not have to change their behavior or view differently depending on whether they're accessing a website via a desktop computer or a smartphone. Instead, websites should adapt to fit the device being used.