Web design in Cape Town has come a long way since the first websites were designed and launched. The earliest internet projects were started in the 1980’s and they were incredibly mediocre compared to what we have access to today. At the time, the earliest forms of web design were available to a very limited number of people and the machines used to access them were big, bulky and took a long time to get going. A world without internet or web design is something that will be unheard of among the next generation. Web design in Cape Town has been part of the worldwide expansion of the internet.
The first ideas of the World Wide Web or the internet were made mention of in 1946. A short story was written which created an imagining of computers in every home and that all of these computers had access to a central collection of information.
The internet was not intended to turn into what it is known as today. Tim Berners Lee was a physicist who had a desperate need to get his information to other physicists in the fastest way possible. In 1989 he wrote a proposal that outlined the creation of a central database of information (which would become known as the internet) that could be used by himself and his fellow physicists and sent the proposal out. No one bit, no one was interested in turning his dream into a reality. The one person who did sit up and pay attention was his boss. Lee’s boss encouraged him to build his own ideas and soon afterwards work began on technology that would forever change the world: The World Wide Web was born.
The developing of the World Wide Web has taken 25 years for it to become what it is today and still new developments are being worked on in order to better what we already have. As the web grew so did the hardware and software which was used to access it. New industries were created and one of the biggest industries to come out of the creation of the World Wide Web is that of the website.
Websites are used by almost every type of organisation on earth, as well as individuals. Websites require web design in order to bring them to life. Web design is an all-encompassing field which combines a vast number of skills which are applied to the web design process. Some of the skills used are graphic design and search engine optimisation. Web design is usually a team effort but sometimes a web designer is skilled in all of the various techniques that are necessary create effective websites. It should be noted that the development of the World Wide Web has left no continent behind.
Web design in South Africa is spread out over many of the South African cities and web design in Cape Town especially has been growing steadily for years. Web design in Cape Town encompasses all of the different skills that international web designers use. Be Visible Cape Town also makes use of the most up to date techniques, systems, programmes and hardware in order to provide citizens and businesses across South Africa with the best in web design.
The internet and web design has united the globe and it has helped people from the furthest reaches of the earth to connect and learn from one another.