Website Design from HTML to WYSIWYG

  • HTML Invented

    Is the main mark-up language for webpage creation. Invented by physicist Tim Berners-Lee.
  • First website is launched

    Tim Berners-Lee created the first website. Throughout most of the 90’s all websites were hand written in HTML.
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver developed

    Dreamweaver software was created made webpage design accessible to people who were not experts in HTML. Used the beginnings of what would be known as WYSIWYG design.
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    Wordpress established

    Wordpress is launched as a blogging tool but also eventually becomes a webpage creation tool. It contains a rich text editor, and supports plugins & widgets.
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    Weebly is launched

    This online website creator features a WYSIWYG editing interface which allows dragging and dropping of content directly to the page, with no software necessary.
  • Google Sites launched

    Launched Google Sites as part of the Google Apps package. It has a rich text editor & widgets available through the use of Google Gadgets. Google Sites goal was to allow groups of people to be able to create a collaborative site and share files.