May 1, 2019

A Brief History of the Internet and Website Development: The Good, The Bad, and Everything In Between

Who doesn’t love a little history? This week, Brian and Malinda are treating listeners to a historic overview of the Internet and website design. Ready to reminisce about home row keys and early flash sites? Plug in and get ready—Data Myths is throwing it back.

Summary: This week on Data Myths, Brian and Malinda take a trip down memory lane. Considering the evolution of the Internet, they explore how technology has changed the way we live, communicate, and build websites. Looking for a brief and fun history of website development? Ready to reminisce about home row keys and 90s flash sites? From ‘fun buttons’ to responsive design, episode 14 examines the highs and lows of website development. Subscribe and listen for a satisfyingly fun history lesson.

What We Covered:

1:00 - The evolution of the Internet

3:00 - E-commerce Podcast

5:00 - Tim Berners-Lee

7:00 - Commodore 64

10:00 - HTML, URI (Uniform Resource Identifier), HTTP, Links (Old web browser)

11:00 - Hyperlinks

14:00 - Website developers and writing code

14:00 - WYSIWYG

17:00 - Adobe Dreamweaver, fusion and cold fusion

17:00 - CMS (Content Management System)

18:00 - Brian’s first e-commerce website

23:00 - Cascade definition

24:00 - Frames - multifunction website page

26:00 - Building a website and adding content.

27:00 - Content and making websites user friendly

28:00 - History of search and bookmarks.

33:00 - Indexing, keyword stuffing, content stuffing, and back link building

36:00 - Responsive design for desktop and mobile

40:00 - Chat on your website

41:00 - Definition of scaling vertically and horizontally

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