25 years ago it was natural but almost extinct 'Dark Ages of the Web' that summarizes 'There is a website'

The history of the Internet itself can be traced back to the 1970s, but it is said that the Internet generally spread around 1994-1995. Dark Ages of the Web (the dark age of the Web), which is a collection of websites that were created in the early days of the Internet, has been published, and you can look back on the evolutionary process of the Internet.

Dark Ages of the Web


When you display Dark Ages of the Web, a GIF animation with a strong punch is placed from the beginning.

In addition, the site description is written in the form of a parody of the opening crawl familiar in the

Star Wars series.

First of all, from the change in resolution. As of 2015, full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels was widespread, and at the time of article creation,

4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels was gradually accepted.

However, in 1997, the SVGA resolution of 800 x 600 pixels was commonplace. The resolution is much lower than it is now and even the aspect ratio of the screen is different. Unlike modern times, there are few web fonts, and it was often done to effectively display text while combining JavaScript and Flash in a narrow screen.

When creating a website in HTML, table tags were often used to create layouts. Dark Ages of the Web demonstrates a layout that is actually built using tables.

The word '

Web 2.0 ', which appeared in the middle of 2000, almost disappeared in 2020. Web 2.0 was originally advocated by Tim O'Reilly , the founder of computer-related technical book publisher O'Reilly , and says, 'Anyone can freely send information by using interactive and fluid Web.' It means, but in the modern SNS, it has become a common concept.

A tag cloud that visualizes the frequency distribution of keyword metadata was often used as a function installed in websites and blogs that recommend Web 2.0.

In addition, Adobe Flash Player, which will be

distributed and updated as of December 30, 2020, was able to play Flash format videos on the web. Flash format video content became the most exciting around 2000, and a large number of works were produced not only overseas but also in Japan, creating many net memes such as ' Hatten ar din ', ' Koi no Mai Ahi ', ' Miko Miko Nurse '. It was

The guestbook is for people who visit the website to write their names and comments, and in some cases, the interaction between the website administrator and the viewer was created through the guestbook. In Japan, there was also a “Kiriban culture” that celebrated those who stepped on the numbers at the visitor counter.

GIF animation was used to add some flair or novelty to a static website. In addition, some websites were designed with a BGM function that automatically plays MIDI files or changing the shape of the mouse pointer.

In addition, the 'past heritage' of the website UI is introduced, so if you are interested, please check it yourself.

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