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A: Better question: Do you think the web can be called virtual reality?
A: 1973. Online chat was a feature of timesharing systems pretty much from the start.
A: 1982, when I started as a graduate student at Duke.
A: Used WHAT?!?!?!? I gues not....
A: I was a new graduate student at Indiana University in 1987 and had just received my username and password. The only other users I knew to contact were other students and faculty at the university. I was looking at a black screen with orange text. www.uark.edu/...
A: 1 M baud ago!!!
A: Must have been 1989. All 10 - 12 of us at the institute were given access to e-mail. So, we spent a lot of time writing to one another. Cyberspace seemed dark and void, and finding people out there was not easy
A: When i was helping to design the user interface for an Atari ST software. The outcome was quite weird, coz it was an technically very advanced After Dark-style screensaver. You would call this an entertainment software, but back then i thought it is a serious application.
A: I thin it was between 1991 and 1992 that is when it officially appeared.
A: i have been designing websites since the very first beginning
A: It had only black text and some hr tags, the background was something like #990000 which I still use, as I still use hr, look
A: just interested ;-)
A: By trial and error using "Edit" in DOS and some guidelines on HTML from CERN.
A: digitale stad,
in de week oprichting, weet niet meer welk jaar dat was
A: Was it Lynx? Maybe I didn't use it for my very first visit, but I kept using it at home during 1994 and 1995, maybe even later, with a 2400 baud modem and a dial-up-connection.
The first time I saw a webpage must have been end of 1993. Chris Remie showed it to me in the old office-space of Willem Velthoven in Amsterdam. It sure didn't have pictures.
A: I made a piece using HTML in 93. It was called 'The Last Words of Dutch Schultz' and it was based on a multimedia piece I was working on, taking William Burroughs' film script of the same name as a starting point.
I had just learnt html (for what it was worth, there was nothing to it then) and I made a piece consisting of six or seven pages of generated texts, with some random links scattered through them. There was no 'way' through the work, but by clicking everything in sight you could see the whole piece. There were four or five images involved as well.
I put the thing up, and forgot about it for many years as the world exploded into life.
Now there is no trace of this work, except for the announcement of it on FineArtForum - interestingly along with a 'Heath Bunting retrospective' that I put up at the same time!
A: From a friend who just found out we had webspace in our university account.
A: Universiteit Twente dial-in
Q: If 'design' is actually significant in how the web gets made, ordered, used and imagined, which was the first site you saw which made you thnk 'DESIGN!', the first site that made you glad for the simple reason or suprise of its design?
A: I was working at the Teaching Resource Center at Indiana University and the direictor told me and another student to get on that new Apple computer and get on the brower thing and make a Website. I actually went home and used html to make one. I was so happy to see the first markup programs. www.uark.edu/...
A: I joined the thing bbs in 1993
A: yes, I read a sexist piece of crap joke in a usenet group
A: I remember getting interested in the 'net by reading Adam Engst's book on getting the Macintosh online some time in the early 90's. This got me interested, and I asked for a dialup PPP account from my university (Monash, in Melbourne, Australia). They didn't know what I was talking about. I found a provider through APANA (Australian Public Access Network Association) who could provide PPP. Shortly afterwards this home garage ISP turned on Apache, Mosaic was released and I started writing HTML immediately. I read what documentation was available online, and in those days there really were only a handful of tags to learn. Of course you also just read other's code as well, but to begin with it was also a case of learning what to name a folder to server pages from, mime types were a novelty, and you wrote everything in a text editor.
A: my first modem was the one of my apple newton. i hooked it to a friends apple lc II and dialed up the university access. it connected with 2400 bps. that was fast... :-)
later i bought a motorola modem with 28000 bps and the i switched to a digital village platinum.
A: i was hacking my own homepage on an old ibm aix maschine using n-edit. we looked how other homepages were done using netscape 0.9x. one of my study collegues discovered body background tag and he used it with an image of a janet jackson cd cover. the one where she is topless and hands on her breasts. some days later the sysadmin mailed him and asked him to change the image. :-)
A: I took a course as an undergraduate at the University of Texas - Austin, called 'Computers and Writing." It was a study of hypertext and then we created a series of html pages. The project I tried was to do an interactive text version of The Shining (based on Kubrick's movie). My instructor thought I did very well!
This was around 1993-1994
A: Somewhere in 1994 (?) Willem Velthoven of Mediamatic gave me a print-out of an HTML Beginners Guide and put me behind a Mac with an internetconnection in the Mediamatic-office at the Prins Hendrikkade in Amsterdam. At that time 3 days was enough to learn almost everything there was to learn.
A: what's that one...uh, WIRED write about it, oh, I know, 'Lamdamoo'. Is that thing still alive?
A: sheer admiration for brilliantly designed web pages, and utter hatred of thoughtless, e-commerce ones with annoying pop-up windows, poorly conceived of flash features and noisy colour choices jen05-uk.blogspot.com
A: my first time online was via gopher/shell at La Plaza Telecommunity in Taos, New Mexico. that had to be in '94. later in '95 more and more artist run sites started to appear, around that time i started earthstation.com and worked with the ARTLAB creating their web site. we were creating server side image maps (hyper primitive) and going over the top with graphics, and gif animations. future splash was being used, bbedit, and one of the first WYSIWYG 'page mill'.
at the time any image larger than 20k was huge and could clog the pipes. but it was new and cool, people kept pushing the boundaries.
however people were still very skeptical about the webs lasting power- particularly in Taos. HAHA!
A: My provider had some information on their site: HEAD/BODY, P, H1, IMG, the basics. viewsource took care of the rest of my education.
A: 2400 baud. I got it from a company where I often worked, as a student; they didn't use it. Modems were very hard to get, after a digital city was launched in my town.
A: It was all black-on-grey ( hadn't been invented yet). It was a portal site which had little Dutch and/or English flags after every link to show the language of the link. I even won an award with that from a design magazine.
A: 1994 email@example.com
A: Websafe is one thing, another is color-blind-safe! For example people with red-green-blindness cannot distinguish red text from black text on white or light grey background. So if you as a designer decide to remove the underlines from your links and make them red, around 7% of the male population will not be able to see them. Try the URL below to filter you pages and simulate such color viewing deficits. www.vischeck....
A: It was a gif of coconuts falling from the coconut tree. I saw it at the now defunct AKDA - Philippine Literature Page/Picturesque Philippines by Ria Roncales Goodwin during the early days of the World Wide Web.
A: Filemaker was the first database application I used.
A: ibm.net, I think it was the first one available to businesses. I had to go to their office with all the company paperwork...
Compuserve was a bit easier.
A: This is a good question, and also introduces the idea of discussing particular file formats. The story of the changing status of the Graphics Interchange Format is worth remembering as it marks an early and mildly notorious if ultimately silly episode that marked a transitional point in the web. The GIF format was developed by Compuserve in 1987 and made available as standard. In Unisys holders of a patent for an algorithm used in the format changed their position and announced that authors or publishers of software containing the LZW algorithm which generates GIF files would have to pay a royalty. This was widely interpreted as meaning that there would be a license fee introduced for all uses of GIF files, and many site designers refused to use GIFs, often converting to the W3C format, PNG. There are a number of potentially ludicrous and malicious results of software patents, but this is not the best example in web design. A good history of this is available online: Michael C Battilana, 'The GIF Controversy: a software deveopers' perspective'
The league for programming Freedom runs the Burn All Gifs site at
The Wikipedia article on GIF is also useful and includes detailed technical specifications. en.wikipedia....
A: no margins, animated gifs but at least the backgound was white not yellow or pale blue
A: looking at source code of web pages and a tutorial
A: I attended an HTML coding all-day workshop run by my then-university in Brisbane, Australia. The workshop was meant for fulltime Faculty, and I was a fulltime PhD student, but I wrangled my way in anyhow. Ahh, the days of hand-coding websites...
A: My first provider was Greennet, part of the association for progressive communications. This was a network which was set up to provide NGOs, social groups and campaigners with, alongside ftp andusenet services and so on, access to specialist news groups and information. It was also one of the best early ways, outside of universities to get hold of an internet account. You paid a fixed rate for each email and time online. We hardly used the web at that point but later got online through one of the first commercial providers in the UK, Demon. Alongside this, it's important to recognise the early contribution made to non-commercial and non-academic networks by bulletin boards. For a US take on this, see the BBS documentary, media.bbsdocu... www.apc.org/e...
A: lanic.utexas.... I was a Latin American Studies major who didn't even know how to email up to that point. Someone put me on a lynx browser and I surfed using that for a long time. Then I saw these dudes in the computer lab with all these graphics and stuff up on their screens. They were using this thing called Netscape. . .
A: Typing code, though I remember using PageSpinner from early on. Copying and studying source code of others.
At that time (1994, 1995) you didn't have that many design-possibilities yet with HTML. Typically for that time was trying to do layout by 'misusing' tags. Before tables and before  's, you even used a dot to get some extra 'white'. See: www.mediamati... Or, later on, assigning bigger font sizes to spaces, in order to create a larger spacing. Look at the source code of: www.mediamati... Peter van de Hoogen (now of www.coup.nl) came up with that idea.
A: My very first email address was on a fido node, connected
via uucp to 'The Internet'. I used it to browse the web
throug a web-to-email gateway.
A: My first e-mail was firstname.lastname@example.org. I didn't know that I needed to think better in my e-mail name, I was confronted at the time I did the connection that my login name to the ISP must be the same of the e-mail name, so I had that name for some years: lelecuca. What a stupid name.
A: Hotmail for me. But not now.
A: I've created websites on my little notepad text editor through every craze... from grey backgrounds to frames to garish under construction icons to overanimated websites people hated to the flash heavy pages that people now adore www.selfloud.net
A: it was for the community arts information service i was working for (Artslink) & i think it was just a single page, all completely hand-coded. this service had a rather sad end soon after, because we realised that the best way to deliver the information was via a web site but we were unable to convince our funders that there would soon be a time when almost everyone (in our city) would have access to the internet ... 8 years later a similar initiative was started, got funding & is thriving (www.tbi.co.nz).
A: i organised & participated in a workshop about creating web sites for artists & arts organisations in wellington, nz; we had some very good tutors who gave us a strong grounding in thinking about who we were making a site for & how they were going to read it.
A: i organised & participated in a web/HTML workshop for artists to learn how to make sites for themselves & their organisations. we were putting our offline art onto the web. it wasn't until much later in 1999 that i began to discover the likes of desktop theater, www.desktopth... & rhizome.org & suddenly a whole lot of doors started opening
A: 14K4 dynalink modem, duurde in mijn beleving oneindig lang voordat de autorisatie was gelukt.
eerste toegang had ik via een beveiligd netwerk van Atriserv
A: I started building html websites with frontpage and some photoshop created images in 1995. From then on possibilities grew and so did the technique. After a short while I started designing sites from schratch with photoshop and then slice it out and did authoring with the help of frontpage and notepad. www.extrea.com
A: 1995.. it was a world women online site, showcasing fledgling internet work by women from the wollongong region of australia. designed in conjunction with the UN Bejing womens conference.It no longer exists as it was trashed from a university server. as part of a group of 4 women at wollongong uni, we taught ourselves HTML from the net and mailing lits..
A: i was doing a project on pornography and internet censorship. i has a university account then ended up with several of those super anonymous finnish email accounts.
A: black #000000
A: I got my first email address from the Bulletin Board System (Spidernet) I joined: email@example.com. It's still active, although I haven't checked my mail account for more than a year now. So I guess it will be filled with spam and junk mail.
A: As soon as I got online, I started chatting on the IRC (and quit after I got the phone bill). There was this channel on IRC called '2005' and also the bar that was related to this channel 'Café 2005' (which was the first internet café in The Hague I guess). People from The Hague and Amsterdam used to chat in this channel. We had a few IRL meetings, which was fun (not even a deception).
A: Eudora, Fetch, Ircle
A: 14k4 (een Global Village Silver was het geloof ik)
A: I was an art history student and very interested in computers. Therefore, I followed a non-compulsory course "Computer Science applied to the Arts" at my university. We were taught the basics of DOS, UNIX (!), e-mail and HTML. One of our assignments was the creation of a personal homepage - and I guess I was perhaps the first female student at the university who created one herself.
A whole new world opened up for me. My life would never be the same again. Seriously.
A: planet internet / postbank
A: My first provider was NLNet, which used to cost 5 guilders an hour on top of the regular phone expenses.
A: Clickable images - the horror of them, running on a 14Kbit modem
A: I actually started tinkering in 1995, however, I would argue that I'm still learning today on how to make/design/build websites.
A: Hotdog if I remember correctly
A: When I wanted to send and recieve e-mail
A: Sitting in small sectioned off area of the department I worked in( a technical school) looking at some gallery/exhibtion in London, I was in Melbourne Australia at the time. It was a Macintosh, maybe a Power PC 6000 series? On a 28k Modem!
A: In oktober 1995 i took home the the modem we just got at work. On my MacIntosh IIsi with its 12" color screen, using Netscape 2, i started looking around. I used infoseek as a search engine, cuz i could search in search results. I looked for pages about Scritti Politti (didn't find any) and information about Walter J. Ong, whose book 'The technologizing of the word' i just read. I discovered the topic computer-mediated communication. Through that i found out about these text-based worlds. Being a wimp, i logged on to this educational world, MicroMUSE. 2 memories stand out, the first i talked to someone online in telnet. The second one was the first time i got killed in Windsmare, a related game-oriented muse. www.december....
A: Mijn was INDONET, that's the first Indonesian ISP.
A: Yes, sure! I was using my company's computer and Internet account (was working for architecture consultant at that moment). Connected using Winsock with PING utility, browsing with Netscape 1.0 and checking my first e-mail using Eudora 1.X.X!
A: Netscape 1.0N
A: Absolutely! Mosaic browser, Yale University German Department work room, Mac Classic, 1995.
A: Kort voor de Kerstvakantie in 1995 had ik al een modem gekocht om op een BBS (Spidernet) wat rond te kijken. Via via had ik weleens van internet en email gehoord, maar ik kon me er nog niets bij voorstellen. Na 2 weken op het BBS, besloot ik de grenzen van het eindeloze internet eens te gaan verkennen. Ik heb toen een abonnement bij de eerste ISP in Den Haag genomen: bART.
Nadat ik de handleiding had uitgepakt, de benodigde software geinstalleerd (binnen 15 minuten was alles geinstalleerd en ingesteld), drukte ik vol verwachting op de 'Connect' knop. Mijn modem begon te ratelen, maakte piepende geluiden en uiteindelijk ging het lampje van 'connected' branden. Tsja en toen heb ik vervolgens een half uur naar dat beeldscherm zitten staren, in afwachting wat internet mij te bieden had.
Niets gebeurde, dus ik besloot de handleiding er nog maar eens op na te slaan, daarin zag ik een afbeelding van een browser (Netscape 1.0), die applicatie heb ik toen maar eens geopend en vervolgens een adres ingetypt (het adres van ISP: www.bart.nl). En weldra ging de wereld voor me open. Met verbijstering heb ik de hele avond zitten klikken, binnen één klik van Nederland naar Japan. www.bart.nl
A: I guess it must have been around 1996, when my parents installed a 56k6 modem on our pc. I soon got completely into chatting on chatcity and decided to download mIRC. they didnt like it much after seeing the phonebill rising upto 800 guilders (4oo euros now?)in one month!
A: In 1996 from my university domain.
A: my ex-boyfriend...
A: somwhere beteewn 1996 or 1998
A: 1996 with IDT / earthlink
A: jungle.com., think I bought a CD.
A: sadly, hotmail. i was travelling, it was genius [i didn't receive spam yet].
A: Netscape Navigator 3, integrated email and web experience
A: somewhere in 1996
A: Of course! It gives you so much more freedom and flexibility: it simplifies the HTML, and lets you mess around with the design as much as you want. Just look at csszengarden.com: one single HTML page, and hundreds of beautiful designs for that one page. Talk about flexibility! www.csszengar...
A: i made my first web pages in 1995 & have worked in the web industry since 1996, mainly as a copywriter & project manager but i started out hand-coding html. i design & build small sites & provide consultancy. www.creative-...
A: there are no rules, use whatever you need
A: Bouncing tits.
A: Technical support.
A: Big, Beige, Slow and Ugly.
A: The first time I got online it was to download a game, Moon Cresta.
A: Cascading stylesheets are the answer to consistency in design, look and feel. Though still not always used in the sense they are meant to (really designing the pages with blocks, etc), they are great.
A: It got lost, as it was so very annoying! Though Microsoft may not have supported it in their (earlier) browser, they do provide the tag through FrontPage. How often did I take out the tag, when I professionalised a site that was made in FrontPage!
A: Scientific research has proven that children that chat a lot on internet also in personal contacts with other children are more sociable than those children that do not! They have more and better friendships in real life. Further I think that chatting all the time among adults could better be spent drinking a beer and chatting with a real person in a pub. Then, there is no hiding behind virtual personalities.
A: Groot. Voor veel mannen vooral een reden om te surfen. Vroeger gebruikte je "sex" dan ook wel als keyword om bezoekers naar je site te halen. Maar veel leverden die contacten niet op. Toch een andere mind set.
A: 1999 of 2000 (?) via Chello. Sinds april 2003 ADSL via Versatel.
A: As style sheets were developed and made the "frozen" background possible, I find them more acceptable, as long as they are big, "open" pictures, not interfering with text.
A: I sometimes do use colornames, but really prefer hexadecimals. Allthough your influence on what colors look like is highly overrated. When a screen is not calibrated well, you can define what you want, but the viewer on that screen will see a different color than intended.
A: Zelfs als je markt een internationale is, mag je je eigen taal niet verwaarlozen. Dat geldt niet alleen voor de woorden, maar ook voor de beeldtaal. fact-tum.com
A: Mijn eerste provider weet ik niet eens meer. Sinds 1999 gebruik ik Demon, daarnaast een poos breedband via Chello en sinds 2003 ADSL via Versatel. fact-tum.com
A: Futuresplash Animation software is used to create the Simpsons television show website. In Jan 1997 Macromedia buys Futuresplash and renames it Flash.
A: The first thing I downloaded was an updated version of Netscape Navigator that supported tabels. I can't remember the version but the size of the download was about 1Mb (it fitted on a 3.5" disk). Connections were still slow by then, I had a 14k4 modem and the download got interrupted several times, so it took a while before.
A: In the beginning the only way to make your website look properly you had to use websafe colors. I think it was challenging to use websafe colors, as there are more limitations you have to deal with. And the more limitations you have the more you have to think your design thoroughly.
A: In the beginning, using background images was the only way to add some (visual) layering to a design. Since there is CSS and layers in HTML. webdesigners have also become more aware that background images are not really usefull or are ugly (it makes your website look mediocre).
A: Yeah sure, I did when I started with HTML and webdesign. I liked it, and I still like it.
A: cyan or something like that: #0099FF
A: Early 1996, from DDS, and it's still my most active account, partly due to the amount of spam I receive on this account ;)
A: Color names are very good, they leave the interpretation to the browser. For example "beige" is such a color where nobody knows exactly how it looks. But if you need to make something beige you will just type the name and browser will chose a beige for you. In an ideal world, users would be able to specify definite RGB values for "beige" in the browser setup. www.beigereco...
A: Datgene dat voor 9k6 met GSM zat, ik heb nog meegekregen, dat het mobiele net naar 9K6 ging. We gebruikten daarvoor een enorme handtelefoon met druktoesten van ongeveer 1 cm.
Aan de wal had mijn familie 14K4, meen ik.
Het moet voor 1996 zijn geweest, want begin 1996 werd onze oudste dochter geboren, toen kregen we drie felicitatie e-mails, dat was bij de jongste in 2000 wel anders. www.vidajo.nl
A: "Hackers" met Angelina Jolie....."...Their only crime was cusiosity...." Het was super.....spannend
A: Mijn eerste online ervaring was bij mijn oom en tante waar ik logeerde. Mijn oom had toen een Quadra 800 (Mac, 33mhz) met een isdn kaart waar ik de hele dag op mocht internetten :-)
A: Netscape 3.0, de tijd dat netscape nog ver voorop lag t.o.v. Internet Explorer
A: Dass war 2400bps. Ziemlich langsam.
A: I'm not really sure if it was Excite, Lycos, Yahoo or Webcrawler. I think it was Excite...
A: Als ich mir das Betriebssystem Windows 95 kaufte.
Weiterhin eine Sammlung animierter GIFs im HTML-Handbuch von Stefan Münz. Im Internet jedoch erst ab dem Jahre 1999.
A: myself , to check if this 'e-mail' was no joke and really working (in 1996)
A: 1996, high school english class - we used it to submit our homework to our teacher
A: must have been somewhere in 1996, when we got our first internet connection at home.. i remember the installation guy telling me and brother: "gentlemen, the world lies at your feet" :)
a while after that, all the pupils in my class (i was still in high school) were helped making their very own e-mail address. i think we were the first school in europe using e-mail to submit homework to our teachers, pretty cool uh?
actually, the real addiction kicked in when i made my first website (still on line at www.fluxx.be/... www.fluxx.be
it was one of the first playgrounds devoted to experimental internet design but sadly it vanished around 2000 (the big crash). some people might remember them for creating the community game sissyfight. com which is still online.
A: The University of Queensland Prentice Centre offered a 2 hour session on HTML and FTP
A: it was dialdata.com.br
A: yes... ;) it was by telnet! in 1996
the first site i saw in my life was yahoo. (w/ a friend)
it was amazing for me.
my first personal conection happened 1 year later and the first site i saw in my desktop was "the li library of congress"...
i still like this website. i recomend the movies section for all VJs ;) www.desvirtua...
A: it was a kind of selfmadecyberwoman process... all i learned, i learned viewing source codes, copying, and changing something.
the experience of being editor at UOL -- www.uol.com.br -- 1996/1998 was decisive in my learming process. www.desvirtua...
A: Already in 1996, most people were totally annoyed by Netscape's <blink> tag. Probably because it was well overused by commercial pages, in Popup ads, private sites etc ... I think because of this, Internet Explorer did not emulate this Netscape tag. Instead the <marquee> was introduced, which became a big success. Finally there could be stock tickers without any scripting! -- But
A: 1996 - i used a friend's computer to mail with other friends in sarajevo!
A: A subdirectory in the UPC (Technical University of Catalonia, in Barcelona). It had a lot of slashes and the awful ~ sign, so it was a bit hard to tell people how to get to it.
A: amy franceschini
A: Netscape 1.1
A: It was by accident, whilst starting to learn Digital Art back in 1996! I hit a wrong key and the computer (an AppleMac) launched Navigator. I thought it was some weird observational spy-ware from the government so left it well alone!
A: in 1996
A: Mijn eerste kennismaking met het internet was door een 56k modem. En Alleen 's avonds erop, want dat drukte de kosten.
A: Mijn eerste modem was een 2400 baud (bps) in 1995. Ter vergelijking, een fatsoenlijke ADSL verbinding is ongeveer 2048000 baud. Dit is zo ongeveer 853x sneller.
A: Netscape (until ± 2002)
A: Web usability guru Jakob Nielsen is in 1996 van mening dat "Frames Suck (Most of the Time)". Hij is er zo op tegen omdat het gebruik van Frames volgens hem het basisprincipe van het web (de pagina) tenietdoet. www.useit.com...
A: I think I just started with copying source code of sites I liked (or liked to look like) into Dreamweaver documents. Plagiarism implied in progress I guess...
A: When I was studying at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. The academy had at that time only one computer that could go on line. I have no idea what programme we used, or what the desktop looked like. I do remember that we had to register how many minutes we where calling and because we where calling xs4all in Amsterdam (Maastricht did not have it's own provider yet I think), this was never cheap.
A: US Robotics 33.600 external fax modem!
A: pink, full of animated gif's, scrolling vertically too long; junk-site: me and my friends photos and also silly writings...
A: I learned to make websites in 1997 by using text editor [notepad] for coding html and ready-made animated gif's...
A: I made my first website in a UNIX class in 1997. It was all downhill after that. It was called Latin America Links. It consisted of five pages, meticulously written in the Unix vi editor. ouch.
A: Back when there were fewer ads and almost no alternatives
A: I was a young kid - perhaps 8 or so - and I remember going to the AOL Kids section. My internet connection through AOL was so slow (14.4) that it couldn't even fully load the page before it timed out. www.hellommx.com
A: It is generally accepted that San Jose is the original Silicon Valley, but the boundaries shifted during the big techie boom, and pretty much include all of the San Francisco/Central-West California area.
A: During my design studies, i was an assistent for one of the teachers. I used to send her emails, so that how i first started using the Internet.
A: i felt that when i first used MIRC.
A: In Lebanon, my first provider was Inconet. Then they merged with Data Managment. My sister still uses it as IDM (Inconet Data Managment). Now in the Netherlands, i am using Chello.
A: Stargate Movie Theme. I downloaded it through Napster. It took a ages with the super slow conenction i had!
A: The first site I ever visited was cnn.com on Netscape Navigator.
A: this was hotmail
A: In 1997 I bought seen.to
A: 1997 after being given a freelance contract to make a site despite having no experience.
A: I have way too many POP accounts but at least they can all be handled from the same client(Outlook) and can also be checked by webmail if necessary.
A: Netscape came with a WYSIWYG editor of sorts, can't remember what they called it.
A: Information Super Highway
A: A domain name - does that count?
A: I'd hire myself :P
I've been designing Web sites professionally since 1997 so I guess I'd hope people choose experience ;)
A: 1997. And it sucked... but I still got paid for it :-D
A: I downloaded HTMLib and read through the various tags to see what they could do... then I made them do it.
A: I always use Hex color definitions.
A: I did for my first site, (actually on a remake after seeing how bad it looked with 216 colors), and I hated it!
First month was 350 GBP after which I was forced to limit my usage to around 150 GBP a month.
It took them a few years in the UK to introduce un-metered access and then finally broadband :-D
A: I have been designing Web sites professionally since 1997, getting my first introduction when a friend, who had already been creating sites for 2 years, asked me to design a logo for a site he was working on.
After this I was given a project from a friend of the other friend to design a site. I quickly taught myself HTML and the site was a hit :-) When I look at it now I think it was a really lousy design but it got me hooked and the rest is history. www.seen.to
A: sinds 1997 bij drie providers 7 adressen
A: for me it was a great source of information for homework, later on i discovered the possibilities of chatting and gaming online.
A: I was 12/13 years old, I sent an email to the helpdesk of my ISP with the question 'how can i make a website?'. To my suprise they replied with a very extended self-written email, they explained that i could find information about making websites at www.htmlgoodi... and told me how to use FTP. Good times back then ;)
A: My very first website, it was archived on a 3.5" disk somewhere... but the disk is lost, so my first website is lost.
A: in 1997
A: I first registered in September 1997
A: Niet zoooo veel adres of 5-6.... Ik heb al jaar of 8 mijn hotmail adres...Nu gebruik ik het niet zo vaak maar toch.
A: 1997, it was terrible, I was scared and I did not know what to do. They said I was online and then what?....
A: Dat was de film "The Net", met Sandra Bullock.
A: Der bevorzugte Webbrowser war und ist immer noch der MS Internet Explorer, der seit Windows 95 integriert ist.
A: It happened really spontaneous. I got my first modem and started browsing. The idea of a global network, where you can share your creativity with the rest of the world - no mather where you live, was fascinating! I opened my text editor and typed my first tag... www.bypassonl...
A: no - but I have in the past
A: in 1997 (artecidade.org.br). in 1998 i bought desvirtual.com
A: It was a rotating globe.
A: Why any one would I'd never know! Personally Iused them, once, a long time ago around 1997 or so but never since and probably never again.!
Q: If 'design' is actually significant in how the web gets made, ordered, used and imagined, which was the first site you saw which made you thnk 'DESIGN!', the first site that made you glad for the simple reason or suprise of its design?
Q: If 'design' is actually significant in how the web gets made, ordered, used and imagined, which was the first site you saw which made you thnk 'DESIGN!', the first site that made you glad for the simple reason or suprise of its design?
A: I got a job as an assistant to a web guy in a company that made CCTV security equipment. He taught me what a JPEG was and then proceeded to teach me how to build a web site. Cheers Tom.
A: In 1997 when I moved to a new city and wanted to keep in touch for cheap.
A: a user. jakob nielson is a charlatan
A: Learning by doing!
I got a job in creating web sites for customer of my fathers firm. So, I was my job to get a webmaster… :-)
A: Het Net was mijn eerste Provider. hiermee kon je een gedeelte van het web bekijken.
A: Het Net was mijn eerste Provider. hiermee kon je een gedeelte van het web bekijken.
A: 1998. It was a .net domain. I remember receiving a confirmation in the mail (you know, a piece of paper) from Network Solutions. It felt like The Internet had written me a letter ;)
A: dark-colored brushes in rgb colors, smudged and smeared and then converted to only 16 colors
A: the core of it-development was there, end of the nineties, in california
A: I've been buying stuff online for years and have had all good experiences :-)
Usually I only use it for stuff that I can't get locally though, as I do prefer to be able to get my hands on my purchase right away.
A: In 1998.
A: It allowed me to use nicer colors than the rather ropey 216 Web safe colors.
A: 512/64 Kb broadband internet
A: "Salma's Dance" van "Fron dusk till down"
A: The term "Community" must be the most abused word of the late 90's.
A: From an old copy of some special edition from the magazine "panorama". It all wrked itself out from there.
A: The VPRO website (I think it was designed by Mieke Gerritse)
A: Nach dem heutigen Gesichtspunkten grauenhaft ;-)
Deswegen ist sie nie Online gegangen...
A: Es sah schon recht modern aus und war schon etwas geformter und keine rechteckige graue Kiste mehr (ELSA MicroLink 56k basic).
A: The ELSA MicroLink 56k basic has got a modern look.
A: Universiteit Gent! Mijn eerste baan was als onderzoeker bij "de unief". We konden gratis van thuis inbellen (wel telefoonkosten voor eigen rekening) en konden telnetten naar onze unix-account. Geweldig. Pas met m'n eerste breedbandaansluiting bij Telenet (Belgie) in 1999 ben ik voor internettoegang gaan betalen.
A: I received from a friend a book called Grand Livre HTML4
the most exciting technology at the time was, if you followed the authors advice, the PUSH technology. Time for a PUSH revival, anyone? www.strom.com...
A: My first program was Claris HomePage. Simple and good enough for a graphic designer with no idea of code.
A: Self-taught. First through Geocities, then FrontPage and CoffeeCup.. then later I learned the HTML source code.
A: FREEGATES gratis en voor niks.
Vandaag de dag op genomen bij tiscali.
A: By doing an 8 month Multimedia course. I learnt HTML from scratch.
A: Venture capitalist
A: since 1999.... i think.... like 5 of them
A: space on a server, owning a server for a small business seems to be more complex than paying for inexpensive web hosting.
A: I started web design in 1999 when I was doing my MFA in New Media, both were new at the time. I teach web design and I make websites for $. I like to think of websites as the ultimate place for artmaking, since there is little in the way of formats (although we are getting there) and so many programs can be used to create them. www.barronvon...
A: As a freelance systemadministrator with many clients in the non profit sector there usually is a limited budget for ICT needs. This means dealing with old computers, slow internetconnections and trying to find software that is cheap, compatible and adaptable to 'old' hardware. Much of Microsoft's software does not meet these requirements so for many companies I tried to avoid Microsoft software. This meant also not working with Internet Explorer. 5 years ago this was not really a problem (yet) since many websites worked well in Netscape. However with the increase of the use of Internet Explorer that so conveniently comes with different Windows OS this changed. More and more websites only worked well in IE and only the newest versions of IE which frustrated both my clients and me since they were and are using different operating systems and hence not Internet Explorer or due to the limitations of the hardware with older versions of Windows and Internet Explorer.
This was when I started to think about userfriendly design. Not in terms of clearity for different types of users but more in terms of cross-platform accessibility. This was and is for me a first requirement if talking about 'user friendliness'.
When starting to work for the university and especially when working within women's studies, the whole concept of user friendliness became problematic for me. But I will pose a different question about this...
A: Designers seem to think more about visuals then making something that is usable or interesting. I need to find information quickly often and hate intro movies.
A: This would be my Hotmail account, I cannot remember us having an internet connection at home so the first thing I did when I had access to the internet was to create an email account to become a true member of the web...
A: in 1999, for my creative & freelance work
A: it is still online and it is a disaster. Simple, ugly and bad orginised.
A: I do not like games, to me they have no purpose but I want to play with everything that fast can show you some effect or when you can see your creation. Thats how I started learning web design with Front Page - trial and error
A: Probably on know to me, but it happend anyway, a update for my windows 98..
A: Sep, 1999
A: In 1999, for my own web company.
A: white #ffffff
A: Ich denke, dass es ende 1999 war.
A: And when did it appear for the second time?
A: yes I did. It felt like I was back to the age when people knew each other by endless and romantic exchanging of letters, when you wouldnt touch each other before marriage and meet only after years of exchange of information. Maybe it felt like that because we were living in different continents. We are friends now. Nevertheless, it seems to have worked for me. Since I spend more time behind my computer than somewhere else, I found a boy friend while researching radio streams on the internet. We are toghether.
A: 28k8, smerig vies zwart boxje waar teveel herrie uit kwam
A: Since 1999 i'm learning, and i think it will never stop
A: Command & Conquer, is was gewend om tegen de computer te spelen, maar werd toen ik online begon te spelen helemaal ingemaakt door tegenstanders die dit blijkbaar vaker hadden gedaan. Na ongeveer een middag spelen ben ik daarom gestopt met het spelen van C&C online.
A: De laatste die ik me kan herinneren is "Aphrodite - ...."
A: Het Net van KPN.
A: 52K Baby! (oftewel: 5 kB/s, tergend langzaam)
A: The first one I encountered was the totally disgusting site found at www.veronicam... (Viewer discretion advised, better yet, do not go there. It's TOO nasty.) Although not meant as a shock site it is used to fool thousands of 'newbies' on forums around the world each day.
A: I didn't know there was porn on the internet before I knew that internet art existed. I first got wind of this "animation program called flash" and got a copy of flash 5 from an internet-enabled buddy (we didn't had internet back then). I did a little drawing and playing, and a few weeks later we finally got ourselfes some dail-up internet. The first thing I did was to check out other flash sites, portals and whatnot and with them some artsy ones too. Not all were made with flash, btw. I can't remember the first one though, but I know that those sites were kind of lame.
Then came the (now annoying) popups, including nudity ones. Needless to say, I was amazed.
A: Venture capitalist
A: Diese war 56k jedoch der Datendurchsatz erreichte nie den angegebenen Wert.
A: Ich lernte schon im Jahre 1999 die Dokumentensprache HTML, die zur Darstellungen von Webseiten benutzt wird mit Hilfe von Büchern. Ich erstellte einige kleine Homepages, die nie online gegangen sind. Meine erste eigene Homepage erstellte ich im Jahre 2000 bei www.geocities... über www.yahoo.de, wo diese noch heute zu sehen ist. Mittlerweile ist die aktuelle Version aber beim deutschsprachigen Geocities einzusehen. www.geocities...
A: Den MS Internet Explorer, den ich heutzutage immer noch gerne nutze.
A: Mein erster WYSIWYG-Webeditor war Frontpage Express 2.0.
Danach war ich so enttäuscht, dass es nur im MS Internet Explorer brauchbare Ergebnisse gab, dass ich seitdem nur mit einem HTML-Quellcodeeditor namens Phase 5 arbeite.
A: An einen guten Bekannten, der mit mir eine Fortbildung zum Chemietechniker machte.
A: Im Rahmen meiner Weiterbildung zum Chemietechniker musste ich Anfang des Jahres 1999 mit Hilfe eines 56k Modems online gehen. Vorher habe ich vom Internet und dem World Wide Web nichts gehalten. Die ersten Internetverbindungen klappten erfolgreich durch die Hilfe eines Technikerkollegens. Die erste Webseite, die ich ansurfte war das Open Directory Project von Netscape. Die erste Internetanwendung war das Schreiben von E-Mails www.dmoz.de
A: Mein erstes Modem war das 56k Modem Elsa MicroLink basic der Firma Elsa, die es mittlerweile nicht mehr gibt. Das Modem funktioniert heutzutage immer noch einwandfrei.
A: Yes. In the year 1999 I go first time on-line. My first Website was www.dmoz.de, my first internet application was outlook express and my first webbrowser was ms internet explorer. www.dmoz.de
A: I have learned in year 1999 HTML. My know how has I read in webdesign-books. I have written some homepages, but these are don't go on-line. My first private Homepage go in Januray 2000 on-line www.geocities...
A: Under construction signs became a common joke, because even the mainstream press wrote that "the web is always under construction". So, after some time people felt stupid placing them everywhere.
There is a follow-up though, the under construction signs have been replaced with the phrase "This site is currently undergoing redesign." Because nowadays nobody is constructing their sites anymore, they do not add something; they redesign!
A: First steps: asked colleague I had the hots for to show me the basics (so to speak), and built my first site. Several years later I finally decided to learn what I was doing, from a pretty conventional 'Teach yourself HTML' book.
A: Not that I did anything with the domain for 3 years!! You could get anything you wanted then...
A: Mijn eerste provider was World Online.
A: My first real website was made with DreamWeaver in 1999. It didn't work well in Netscape, so I hand coded the whole thing in 2000. It still has some problems in Mozilla now (2005), but overall it's not bad. www.nienke.ne...
A: Pets.com. I still have the email receipt, May5th, 2000. I bought 4 big bags of bedding material for my pet rat, Lenny. $38, plus $11 shipping. I'd never pay shipping now.
This was quickly followed by several techy purchases from Outpost.com and Other World Computing, and an online political contribution to Ralph Nader's 2000 campaign.
A: In my one-woman-company I work as a webprogrammer (ColdFusion, ASP and preferably PHP) and as a network and systemadministrator for small business and non profit organisations.
I furthermore work as a junior teacher and IT coordinator at a Dutch university where I try to combine theories and practice of webprogramming.
A: 'the thoughts of the people who made the website and the thoughts of the people who visit it'
A: In 2000, when alta-vista went on its way down
A: We thought at the time it was really important to have it and start an extensive group website there. And still we haven't made this group site yet ... just started some individual sites in subdirectories.
A: In the year 2000... Because of my edjucation.
But in 2002 I acctually started to make websites.
A: It was because it was new and exciting. I wanted in.
A: I think the vector graphics of Flash had a huge impact on print design. Suddenly there was an explosion of autotraced images (like you could do with Adobe Streamline): for instance people were depicted as silhouets and no longer as photograpic images. After more graphic designers adopted this style, this style had become a fart (Sagmeister: 'Style is fart').
There were also some designers who used navigational elements (like buttons) in their print designs. I have seen many examples of books, annual reports, manuals, brochures that were designed as websites. Transfering elements from one medium to the other doesn't make the design better. The narratives and interactive characteristics of hypermedia are different from print media.
A: a book
A: I started downloading software from Internet very late. it was in the year 2000
A: Hong-Kong 2000.
In exile in my own country.
No other way to keep in touch with my so far away friends from France.
It was never a hot mail, though. I quickly ran away to other mail adress I could relate to.
I relate my identity more to a webadress than to a passport or a territory.
A: "The Net" met Sandra Bullock
A: I used it just once on a friends cell phone, and I thought it was crap.
A: Es ist ebenfalls ein verzichtbarer HTML-Befehl.
A: Es ist zwar ein interessanter Befehl, der einfach eine Laufschrift realisiert. Allerdings nicht in allen Webbrowsern ist diese sichtabr und so kann man diesen TAG vergessen.
A: Am Anfang wollte ich auch alles möglich per Design im Web gestaltet. Zwar ist es wichtig das Webdesign einer Seite ansprechend zu gestalten. Allerdings sollte dies im Zusammenhang mit dem Nutzen und dem schnellen Seitenaufbau entsprechend abgestimmt sein. Was nutzt mir das perfekte Webdesign, wenn das Laden der Webseiten ewige Minuten dauert? de.geocities....
A: Ich denke, dass Tauschbörsen eine wichtig Schlüsseltechnolgie sind. Schon alleine was mit Ihnen alles möglich ist, obwohl ich selber nie Tauschbörsen nutze.
A: Ich denke die ersten Versuche mit dem HTML-Online-Editor von Geocities.
A: Im Rahmen eines Referats zum Thema "Was bringt uns das Internet" chattet ich zum ersten Mal bei Chat4free. Weiterhin bietet dieser Anbieter kostenlose Chatrooms für die eigene private Homepage an. www.chat4free.de
A: Ich glaube, dass ich im Sommer 2000 Google zum ersten Mal genutzt habe und war von dieser einfachen und schnellen Suchmaschine rasch begeistert.
A: Frames erleichtern es den privaten Homepage-Autoren einfach schnell und leicht ein Grundlayout zu bauen und ebenfalls einfach die Inhalte einzubauen bzw. aktuell zu halten. Ich verwende immer noch Frames. Der Vorteil von Frames sind, dass sich oft nur der Inhalt ändert und nicht jede Seite komplett neu geladen wird.
Alternativ kann man aúch entsprechende HTML-Editoren oder andere Webprogrammiersprachen wie PHP verwenden, die mit anderen Techniken framelose Webseiten erzwingen. Dies ist zwar anwenderfreundlicher, jedoch wird durch framelose Techniken, die Ladezeit einzelner Webseiten erhöht.
Frames sind aus meiner Sicht immer nicht out ! de.geocities....
A: Ich habe und werde nie das Baustellen-Schild nutzen.
Entweder ich stelle Homepageseiten endgültig fertig online oder ich lasse es.
A: First: Microsoft Frontpage (fuck all those who think this is a bad program: it's not because it is from Microsoft and completely WYSIWYG that it is bad)
Second: at school MultiMediaDesign. (Adobe Golive and MM Dreamweaver) and offcourse autodicatic: flash, 3D,... www.thingummy...
A: Because every 'wannabe' webdesign book placed it under the "10 worst things to do". The first to do so, I believe were: Jakob Nielsen and David Siegl.
A: I think they killed it and rightly so it was tacky and annoying!
A: really dodgey - i did it in notepad or similar
A: depends on application
A: Everything has to be anti-aliased and really really small. Especially type. Maximum 7 pixels high. And if you roll over something it has to make a "blub" sound. -- Experienced Flash designers also like lines in between dots. Dots can vary in shape.
A: Yes ... I took the Dell out of the box and hooked it up according to the instructions. I then used the included AOL software to connect to the web .. it's a shame so many people have that first experience - it looks so cruddy. Soon I discovered I could get on line using the AOL stuff and then just use IE which was already on the computer -- but it started booting me off and penalizing me for doing that, so I switched to Earthlink after a few days.
A: On the job
A: free gay sex pics
A: Apart from working as a web- and databaseprogrammer I work at a university amongst others for the women's studies programme. Within the area of gender and technology (very much based on science and technology studies) research has been done on userfriendliness and women as users/gender sensitive design (not only in website design but in software design in general) which makes me a bit uncomfortable with the term.
For example research done by Els Rommes on the (development of the website of the) ‘Digital City of Amsterdam’ (DDS) project the term (gender specific) userfriendliness is coupled with a form of simplicity that I find problematic. Userfriendliness in this context means a design that leaves no room for doubt or reflections and leaves no space for users to adapt a design or use that is more fitting.
Furthermore the coupling of simplicity of a design with gendersensitive design is from a feminist perspective a bit of an insult: if something is meant for a woman it has to be simple, assuming that female users have no skills in dealing with a complex design that might take some work to figure out.
Fortunately there has been some critique on this concept. Cecile Crutzen of the Open University is very much in favor of creating spaces of doubt in a design to make users think about their use and userneeds. She talks about manageability instead of usability, a term that I would also prefer. Manageability can also imply being able to adapt your environment to your needs and likings. Meaning that in website design a user actually becomes a user and not just a visitor having to deal with the preconceptions the designer had of the user(s). As the internet is an information source for a fairly diverse group of users this might be an approach that could work.
However, in theory this sounds great, in practice I know this takes a lot of work.
I am curious what other designers/programmers think about this and deal with it!
A: I had opened a special Internet Account at my bank. But it ran out of money so my connection was cut... This lasted a month or so. I really missed Internet then.
A: DOOM II
A: My relation to webdesign is that i operate my own website which was designed (with the help of others) to my user specification and preferences
that it should not take longer than say 5-7 seconds to go from one page to another even on a fairly old computer and software
that the lettering should be large enough, and in short enough lines, to easily read a long text on screen with poor eyesight, without fatigue, and without the need for a printout
That paragraphs should be shorter than are printed paragraphs http//:www.softopia....
A: with the help of friends
and Elizabeth Castro's book 'HTML 4 for the World Wide Web' a visual quickstart guide, Peachpit Press, Berkeley, California 2000.
A: This topic brings back some bad memories. As a person who can design and write programs i have seen that this traditional separation of designer and programmer leads to a lot of misery. Designers think Photoshop is a web design tool, programmers think about invisible processes they have to create and many times cannot explain them; while designers are usually trained to explain things.
In general i feel that during my worktime designers had always too much of a say and not the required competence. If you call yourself a designer you have to understand to a certain degree how your product works. Really awful .com area designs showed that more often than not this was not the case. If a "design idea" cannot be realized reasonably on the web, there is no use in pushing a "programmer" hard to make it real, but to find another, appropriate solution. One of the reasons for the .com bust for sure was just stuff that never worked, tho it was made to look as if it worked.
Coming to design questions, i dare to say that programmers knew the general web better because they have to look for how-tos, use searches, navigate huge sites etc -- in the need for information to complete their task. Designers mostly looked at graphic design sites that won awards and think that is reality. Most trouble came from this division i think.
Probably such trouble is over nowadays. Designers really use the web and programmers learned to explain their views.
A: web designer???!?!?!?!?
Babyblue is the new brown.
And i made it in the text editor!! Text color was #003333. Wow.
A: It mainly brought us a lot of gradients ... In general the 216 colors were enough, i think even 128 would be ok. On the other hand Cool3D GIFs that make use of the full color scale look much better than the ones with only web save colors.
A: Juli 2001, Bij @home kabel, en niet verandered sinds
A: Het heeft wel positieve invloed maar het is toch maar een faktor.
A: ::Half life:: & ::Unreal Tournament::
A: Unreal Tournament.
A: Wij kregen breedband van Chello net nadat iedereen al breedband had. Wij liepen altijd achter op de feiten op computergebied en ik heb nog een tijd na 8 uur zitten internetten (want dat was het daltarief om te bellen).
A: Op mijn studio: ADSL Fast van XS4ALL
A: Best buzzword: Lead balloons (for all the internet startups that ceased to exist after the internet hype collapsed)
A: Die hochgepriesene WAP-Technologie, die sich immer noch nicht richtig gegen I-Mode durchsetzen konnte.
A: Um an einen Gewinnspiel teilzunehmen, registrierte ich mich beim E-Mail-Dienst Hotmail
A: 72 dpi
A: That was bol.com. I chose this site because they don't require you to pay by credit card.
A: Je n'ai personellement jamais fait le pas. Je lis régulièrement le contenu de cette encyclopédie avec un mélange d'intérêt et de circonspection. Je me demandais ce qui pouvait être le déclencheur, l'élément qui ferait que l'on passe de lecteur/trice à collaborateur/trice. en.wikipedia....
A: I am studying multimedia as a career path, which stemmed from an interest in web design as a high school student. Presently, I do it as a hobby, but I hope to some day be doing it as a hobby that also pays fairly well.
The URL given is a colloborative project between myself and a friend. It is sure to be changing in the not too distant future... www.ymstudios...
A: Limewire, some people share their complete harddisk
A: for sure, i hardly ever use more than say 50 colours
A: After seeing where the website design has led to (one big animating yellow pages), I decided to swear off webdesign and never to design an webpage again.
Didn't stick to it, btw.
A: Yes... I met my wife online playing Yahoo Graffiti. We chatted for 8 months with instant messaging, webcam and on the phone, our longest conversation lasting 15 hours. Phone bills were horrendous with me being from London and her from America.
After 8 months I moved over here and 10 months later we were married. We now have a lovely son who is 8 months old.
Neither of us were looking for love when we first met but it turned out to be just another way of meeting someone with similar interests.
I think it's a great way to meet if you meet the right person as all we had was talk for 8 months we discovered a great deal about each other before getting together physically, much more than you could expect to do meeting someone in a bar for instance.
A: I used to share a few gb through Napster and then Kazaa and WinMX but I stopped about 2 years ago.
A: I have never purchased a product online. Though I ordered some books online, but still went to the bookstore to pick them up and pay.
A: Still learning but the first one was online some time ago
A: If tomorrow never comes
A: Since Stylesheets became halfway useable (with Internet Explorer 5.5 and later) all the decorative images that where real <img> tags before started to move to the "background". Before, there merely existed wallpapers that clearly showed borders of table cells or backed the whole page, now background images can be anything, because they do not neccessarily repeat.
A: Kazaa, i guess..?
A: Steve Krug, I like his common sense approach
A: by fucking up quite a lot..
my first website was a thing i did for school, as part of my thesis. i used flash (yes, flash :) and dreamweaver (cracked stuff i got from a friend).
after having made that site, i went on typing html tags in notepad, step by step. then css followed, and spip.. i'm learning php now.
i believe a lot of web/new media designers are self taught or 'reinvented themselved' (to quote hillman curtis), imho this reflects the (if there is one) spirit of the web: freedom, fantasy, coöperation, free flow of info, fun, originality, ... (that is, if you're not hacked by the f'n fbi)
A: I purchased my domain about 2 years ago, it is an amaglm of my name and my wife's name, origianlly used as a user name for my first e-mail account, that i'd hope we would share. stunik.com
A: got one for a job I was on
A: I think it goes both ways. it depends whether you are addicted or not. For me, I found it very interesting how the nature of some of my relationships improved. Without the possible unease during a physical interaction, conversations can move smoother while chatting online. More personal and deeper subject can be approached and talked about with complete transparency. And an online conversation can take place at any time and without any need to set a specific date and moving around schedules and other engagements. When meeting someone online almost everyday, I would miss him/her if not online two or three days in a row. Even though, the spontaneity of a physical conversation is lost, in some cases it is a plus. One has the time to think about things before writing.
A: Mysql, my fist interaction with PHP...
A: When I first prssed the wrong button. Oops! There goes my minutes!
A: Een van de weinige illegale MP3's die ik heb gedownload: "California Dreaming" van de Mama's & Papa's
A: Voor thuisgebruik, ADSL Lite van XS4ALL (352/64 Kbit/s), momenteel door upgrades van de de provider: 1120/352 Kbit/s.
A: Ich überlege mir mittlerweile die Datenbanklösung MySQL anzuwenden, aber ich habe es noch nicht umgesetzt...
A: I don't use frames in a website that has a lot of content which can be deep-linked. I think deep-linking is useful, and frames do not allow it.
A: Steve Krug! Instead of offering a hard-to-learn usability bible he provides a practical guide to common sense web usability, called "Don't Make Me Think". A must read! www.sensible....
A: Mozilla Firebird
A: The first site I joined was technically Geocities, but the first site I joined for shared interests was rhizome.org
A: I teach a beginning course to "computers in the visual arts" to University Students -- primarily art students.
One aspect of the couse is design and production of a simple web site
A: I think so! In the broad sense European design is way more experimental than American design. Locally, you can tell when a certain company dominates an area. Also certain types of websites look the same, like college sites or government business sites. In my experience companies do not want to stray far from what the rest of their industry is doing. I don't understand this since odviously a different look will help a company stand out. I have already seen clients wanting to conform, it is sad.....
A: The Internet was never created to fulfill any designing values but to act as a media with many possibilities in distributing/accessing information. Flash (and other languages/software) brings to this media a whole range of possibilities that will turn the Internet into a real time content provider with the highest possible quality.
A short definition: Flash is to the Internet what the color process was to Photography. www.quomo.org
A: Have been sharing via Napster, Morpheus, Soulseek and DC++, but the silly thing about the latter is that one has to share tons of files to get even into a hub. There is increasing discrimination of beginning users, strange sort of sharers elite developing.
A: That everyone can just make a something and call it a webpage while actully there is sooooo much rubbish on Internet
A: I originally read tutorials on webmonkey.com. Then, I got my own server and read "Sam's Teach Yourself PHP 4 in 24 Hours" and that really gave me a jumpstart. Also, various friends taught me different things. www.hellommx.com
A: I get 4 GB of storage, 75 GB of bandwidth, unlimited e-mail and ftp accounts, and a domain name from hasweb.com for $100 a year. www.hellommx.com is the site
I also work with www.project-a..., and we get unlimited e-mail, ftp and storage and 80gb of bandwidth since we're sponsored :-) www.hellommx.com
A: I only used color names in the first few days of HTML learning, until I figured out the hex system and used those instead. Dreamweaver MX helped to reinforce that, as all of their point-and-click colors on their paletts are in hex. www.hellommx.com
A: It's possible, but not wise. Most computer screens are so advanced nowadays that no users have a screen that only supports 216 colors. My designs use the full spectrum of the web colors, along with various colors from the web-safe palette. www.hellommx.com
A: There is no medium as democratic as internet, when there are rules, it is no longer a mirror of society.
A: Yes, i am now!
A: I bought only once so far. That was a DVD from EBay. I thought it was very easy and very handy especially that i couldn't find that DVD in any shop nearby. For this one experience, it was good.
A: Ik moet eerlijk zijn dat ik er best afhankelijk van ben. Ik betrap mezelf dan ook af en toe op het feit dat ik me stoor dat ik hier en daar niet even het internet op kan, om snel even iets te zoeken of om iemand te e-mailen.
Je kunt het een beetje vergelijken met de mobiele telefoon. In het begin heb je er geen en dat ging goed, totdat je er eenmaal een heb dant wordt het steeds moeilijker om dat ding los te laten.
A: I like buying books online, but of course I'm still hesitant to send a company my personal information, credit card nr, etc.
A: Definitely positive. The world has become a smaller place and it is possible to interact with a much wider scale of people.
They will screw your SEO and make your site inaccessible.
A: Me :-)
A: Personally I've only started doing this in the past few months and have found it to be very rewarding. I hadn't really learnt anything new for about 5 years and it was nice to have to think about what I was doing again. It's also great for making quick changes once the initial work has been done on the XHTML and it allows me to offer alternate designs through multiple stylesheets.
It's also nice to finally be making sites which validate with W3C.
A: B Art in Arhem, daarna Demon
A: Ik schat zo'n 9 á 10
A: I mainly used it for the communication purposes!
A: Well, if we are talking about purchasing new products, i would first read a bit about the company and then give away my personal info. If we are talking about buying second hand stuff, I wouldn't it at all, since i have had some really bad experience with that. As you can imagine, i paid for the product which never got delivered!
A: My girlfriend
A: About 20
A: i would hire someone with a long experience. this person would know the do's and dont's in webdesign..
A: My main source: TV on nr. 1 and radio at nr. 2
A: Both possitive and nagetive, like all things what humans make.
There are ones whom abuse it in the negative and probably more whom use it in a postive way.
A: I still dont trust it, if I am honest. Although alot of people around me, bought stuff on the internet and where positive about it.
I think I still need to step over a surtain line.
A: Toch wel groot. Internet was voor de porno weil interessant, maar er was niet echt een specifieke reden om op het web te gaan. Porno, gratis porno, was wel een geode reden.
A: We will have a baby boom 9 months later
A: I have my own little server running.. So there i have all the space i want it to have.... Now 2G for site's...
And 2 times 300 mb for offical websites.
50 mb thnx to netwokring, friends hrlping friends.
A: It opens a lot of doors that where closed or half open before.
Saving time, easy to make and to apply in your website.
What more can we want.....
A: personally i don't like the idea of buying things online. i want to see my product, pay for it and take it home immediately. i'm afraid i'd pay for something, and then recieve nothing or a faulty product.
i have to admit i never bought something online
A: Most of the award winning sites look as if they were designed for designers, not for the common internet user! Why do you try to follow new technological innovations so much, when an average online user has a dial-up connection and hasn't upgraded his/her IE in a year?
A: It more or less seperates the content from the design..., which is great! For webdesign, I think CSS makes a website look better and more appealing. It's easier to set the position and proportions of elements more accurate. Especailly for screen typography CSS was a major leap forward: instead of using the font-tag and size attribute, you can set the font-size in CSS in more accurate units (pixels or points). Besides this, CSS saves a lot of work, you can define a style for the whole website and do some tweaking anytime in the development proces.
A: I don't like wall papers, I prefer solid backgrounds.
A: I think the internet had/has an tremendous effect on our lifes. It enhanced our interrelational communication with friends, colleagues, family and especially strangers. It has become easier to convey your thoughts on forums and newsgroups, to send quick notes via email or have a chat on IRC and MSN.
The quantity and speed of our communication has increased, and that doesn't mean that the quality has decreased. Communicating by the internet is a different way of communicating and I think you cannot compare the traditional (verbal, non-verbal, writing letters, sending faxes) way of communication with the new one. Users find and will find new solutions for new ways of communicating to express themselves (like using smiley's in email messages an on MSN).
Especially the communication with strangers has changed and maybe therefore our identity has changed (why do we use nicknames on forums and MSN?). Many people meet new friends through the internet. Even my sister met her boyfriend/husband (she got married a few months ago) on a dating site.
A: I think that many of our desktop applications like Word, Exell, Photoshop cannot or will not migrate to the internet, or at least not in the near future I guess. You need to be connected anytime and anywhere to use online applications (for instance there are still no internet connections in the train). It's going to take a few more years before broadband connections like UMTS or Social WiFi are available.
To answer the question: 'how did webdesign contribute to the migration?'. I don't think that web designers initiated this shift. I think that applications like: online banking, webmail, webgames were initiated by banks, venture capitalists, and existing companies (like game developers, developers of collaborative systems). The role of the webdesigner is/was to make those applications usable, instead of just adding a aesthetic layer.
A: I think it starts with chaos and confusion as the internet has become one of our primary communication systems. For many people this might mean, that they are not able to work. After a few hours of drinking coffee and doing the things you can do without the internet, people start to contemplate and think about what the internet has brought us over the past 10 year. I think the internet has given us more opertunities, more posibilities, more speed... but less time.
A: I use wap occasionally to burn off some excess free minutes. Otherwise, it's as slow as dunn and my phone usually craps out because "the page is too big". Sheesh.
A: I prefer the hexadecimal definitions, they are more accurate.
A: None, colour just plays a minor role in webdesign.
A: it is possible but it will be very boring
A: the one you make yourself
A: No not really.
A: I think not much, the bandwith is the biggest factor here. Webdesign, i.e. webpages has nothing to do with the applications that makes use of the internet. Might make the internet more friendly, but that's it.
A: Newspapers, magazines, television, TV. Only with 'breaking news', the internet is mij main source of information.
A: Als het in het engels otworpen is dat heb je groetere audience.
A: it is still used
A: very irritant
I would like to see a better structure in online stores, and bol.com in perticular since I would like to browse more for interesting products. Now I just get annoyed since I need to have a clear vision of what I want to buy. nl.bol.com/
A: Just about anything really. TV is mostly slower than internet, so I usually go for the internet as my main source. Still, I always wacht the evening news because it's part of my routine.
A: Bill Gates :o)
A: "Because I know one thing for sure: what is going to be made in these new media, the next decade, is going to change the way we communicate forever" (Max Bruinsma, 2000)
A: Websites of news TV channels
A: A book
A: I Use gprs to sync my agenda with server at work, wap to search wikipedia and gprs to check email with phone. Speed is still terribly slow
A: Nog nooit voorgekomen :-)
A: Some state will be found responsible and bombed.
A: colorful background images instead of particular colors. year by year all colors became boring
A: Let's better think about how people went from email clients to web based clients. Was the web design a key migration factor? The familiarity of the browser?
A: In case you don't know what "DC" or Direct Connect is, you should visit the URL below .... what it has to do with the web and especially web design remains a mystery tho. www.neo-modus...
A: It will firstly become a chaos but secondly I like a person will feel not complete because my communication with the world will be cut
A: No I still have no space on a server
A: I am using gmail because it gives me feeling of reability but I also have my hotmail because it is sentimental - it reminds me where I started.
A: I am sharing 46G in DC+
A: Silicon Valley is an area that "located on the San Francisco, California, peninsula, radiates outward from Stanford University. It is contained by the San Francisco Bay on the east, the Santa Cruz Mountains on the west, and the Coast Range to the southeast. At the turn of the century, when fruit orchards predominated, the area was known as the Valley of Heart's Delight "
A: Dat is afhankelijk van de functie van de site. Voor een site waar je geinformeerd moet worden of iets praktisch, gebruikersvriendelijkheid is belangrijk. Maar gellukkig bestaat de internet niet alleen uit sites wat je iets praktisch mee moet. Er zijn ook sites dat je onder andere [lekker] in kan verdwalen! www.cyberlace...
A: Er is er nog nooit een meteen goedgekeurd, maar ook niet afgekeurd...
Misschien is het daar tijd voor, dat opdracht gevers wat specificer gaan worden in hun opdrachten, of wat ze nu precies willen.
A: What is better?
A: Voor persoonlijk gebruik, 5 of 6,
mmstoday.nl (persoonlijk en zakelijk)
1020concepts.nl (persoonlijk en zakelijk)
A: Everything is getting more impersonal. In place of going out to chat with a friend we just stay home and chat. We are doing business, we are learning, communicating and even making love via Internet. Where is our social life gone?
A: hotmail(2), zonnet, euronet, quicknet, @macsupport.nl, @applecentrecs.nl, HRO, Gmail, lycos
10 dus voor zover ik mij kan herinneren
A: Voor zover ik me kan herinneren zo'n 8 verschillende adressen, waarvan er momenteel nog 4 actief zijn.
A: Ik heb het nog nooit gedaan. Ik vindt het niet leuk.
A: I prefer a friendly user interface. If it's not functional, then why use it?
A: Groot, veel (nieuwe) media hebben hun succes te danken aan porno. O.A. VHS, DVD of het flopt omdat men er geen porno op wilde uitbrengen betamax, CD-i.
In het "begin" van het web bestond het voor een heel groot deel uit porno. dat is tegenwoordig procentueel veel kleiner dan 8 jaar geleden. met DVD was het precies hetzelfde. Ik weet nog dat de eerste import DVD's bij Fame in amsterdam alleen maar porno films waren. Normale films waren er toen nog niet (1996)
A: The two are not mutually exclusive, you can have a original design whilst having a friendly interface. But yeah, most times it's a comprimise; or some tricked-out design, or a very user-friendly design.
Also, design can be interpreted in various ways. Graphical design can help enormously to distinguish different pars on a website. Interface Design is also another form of designing.
But If I really had to choose, it would be a friendly interface. There is more need for information being displayed in an recognisable way than there is to entertain an user with beautiful design.
The world gets a lot smaller when you ggot acces to the internet and
so you meet alot of interesting people. Sometimes so interesting that
you can create a surtain feeling for him or her.
But then reality bites you in the ass and you realise it would not work.
A: Ik denk dat de porno industrie aan alle kanten heeft
geprofiteerd van het internet, maar een van de belangrijkste
dingen is dat nu hun bereik groter is, mensen die kunnen
makkelijker aan porno komen zonder het huis uit te gaan.
Het is op een bepaalde manier discreet.
A: Dat hangt er vanaf wat en wie je met je site wil bereiken. Design is denk ik functie afhankelijk
A: Opera - more reliable than Google, Yahoo and Mozilla.
A: Cascading Style Sheets.....it is a present for the web designer. It saves so much time. You just create once your web site outfit and then you can attach it 1000 times.
A: I could never fall in love with somebody via the Net. Online you can tell a person everything you want to but the border with reality becomes too vague.
A: Safari 1.2.4 (Mac) of Mozilla Firefox 1.0 (Windows)
A: Never, really. I was tempted to buy some T-shirts some time ago, but I don't have a creditcard.
A: I have never spent money on the internet. I did order some books on the website of my local bookstore, but I still went to the shop to pick up the books and paid with cash.
A: No. Never.
A: Mail (Apple), MSN, Fetch, iChat, Terminal
A: Das erste Mal, dass ich in einer Internetcommunity eingetreten bin, war am 27.07.2004. Diese Webseite hatte ich in der C'T 2001 als Linktipp gesichtet und wollte sie immer mal besuchen.
Ich habe mich nach einigen Probierversuchen in dieser kostenlosen Online-Spielewelt angemeldet. www.brettspie...
A: Used Safari for a couple of years, but now I use Firefox for most of my time.
A: freenet, rss reader, mail client (mozilla mail), irc client (xchat)
A: noooooooooooooooooooooo :)
i'm not really a big fan of frames, thinking of all the problems they can cause.. iframes however are pretty nifty things (but also cause problems now and then)
a good table design does it for me..
A: Firefox, definitely.
A: Yes, when you need to control what the viewer sees and how they see it.
A: I really learned about making websites by teaching myself HTML and CSS.
I had already used and got on with programs such as dreamweaver and homesite, however decided to go back and start from scratch.
A: Firefox on PC
Camino on OsX
A: It is the one open in your browser that does not offer any useful information whatsoever, no matter how you try to navigate it.
A: As far as I remember in 1998 Rachel Green of Rhizome.org and Heath Bunting of Irational.org were planning to make an exhibition about net artists first pages. But it has not happened. May be it was too early for nostalgie. May be - too late: nobody could find their first files already back then.
Unfortunatly I did not keep the files and can't show it now to anybody including myself. And as far as I can see it is a problem of a lot of people who work online. There was such a rush to update, to make new pages for new browsers and with new tools that you thought "older" would never be of any value.
The oldest page I have now is a snapshot of the second version of my personal home page. it can be seen at will.teleport...
In this respect I like a lot a page of Hungarian programme Marton Fernezelyi www.inf.bme.h...
It was last modified 7 years ago.
A: If the question would be Who is the most important Web Designer in Russia. It would be very easy to answer: Artemy Lebedev. From 1995 till now. He made everyone believe that he was the first and his studio is number one. www.design.ru
A: Safari and Firefox
A: Jakob Nielsen. His recommendations are sometimes too ascetic for a designer, but what he says makes sense. I think websites should be useful and informative, not just eye-candy and "flashturbation"... www.useit.com
A: Safari for OSX
A: and not only frames, but iframes as well.
A: Mozilla Firefox
A: No, thank you.
A: Frames are the solace of those who don't or won't understand information architecture. They make it hard for disabled users, make it hard to provide intelligent links to the content that people are actually interested in, and make something elegant inelegant. Work of the devil. 'Nuf said.
A: yes. lots of them. constantly
A: Netscape is still my favourite
A: Webdesign is een verzamelnaam voor de vormgeving van genetwerkte processen, met behulp van grafische elementen en software toepassingen. Webontwerpers creëren en verbinden digitale ervaringen, die op hun beurt een sociaal proces faciliteren of zelfs veroorzaken. De vormgeving van een webpagina is het resultaat van een samenspel tussen esthetische keuzes, technische beperkingen en ideeën over communicatie. In feite geldt deze definitie voor iedereen die een website maakt. www.decadeofw...
A: of course!!!!!! I love web design, you can do anything you put your mind to. I think it is up to web designers to keep the web fresh> new> my clients want certain conventions, but, me, my site> I do what I want...its my job www.barronvon...
A: Frames are generally not compatible with accessibilty criteria and should be avoided where possible. If you are interested in making your site accessible for people with disabilities then please visit the link below. www.lasa.org....
A: Firefox is what I prefer because it brought back which even Netscape stopped to support at some point
A: it is not realated to webdesign at all!?! but I'll anwser anyway: yesss in DC around 110GB... look for me ;-)
A: I hate all the automated designs, templates, and the like. The school I teach at didn't want my interactive media students (grade 8-12) to design our school's website anymore, because it was too 'odd,' and so now we're getting some pre-fab design so we look as 'respectable' as the schools we 'compete' against. Such crapola!!! I hate normalcy!
A: still don't
A: Looking at the most answered questions of this site made me wonder whether those questions and answers are about web design or if they actually all refer to a decade of web experience.
While bookmarking the questions I find not related to web design, it were those same questions they suddenly showed my how much web design is mainly about user experiences, testing, creating a lot of redundant material..., emailing, by being a user on the web we are all web designers since we are constantly busy organizing. Organizing our way through the information!
A: I hope not, but there is no boundary against it.
A: www.hellommx.com - my blog
www.project-a... - business i work with
www.silocloth... - friend's clothing site, I'm designing
www.moby.com - just an interesting aesthetic design
www.spoono.com - great tuts on design
www.relevantm... - best magazine of all time www.hellommx.com
A: Yes, I do. I always do three things with my page design:
1) Design and code the PHP script to handle the content in one page
2) Design the CSS layout template in a layout.css file
3) Design the CSS color scheme template in a colors.css file. That way I can make switchable color themes :-)
A: Yes... often times I'll get online (read: turn on the computer, since I'm on an everpresent connection with a wireless network) with some specific purpose in mind, and then find myself clicking links from website news portals to read about other stuff. www.hellommx.com
A: Absoluut niet. Er is nu immers oneindig veel meer informatie op het web te vinden. Verbindingen zijn sneller. En browsers zijn nu veel stabieler dan de eerste versies van Netscape en IE.
Ook wat ontwerp betreft is het web erop vooruit gegaan. Nieuwe sites zijn over het algemeen beter te gebruiken dan oude.
A: I think it was and it is still Dreamweaver although it is not always acting as WYSWYG
A: I think it was when I was studying Marketing some 7 years ago. That was the turning point showing me that it is all about the needs and wants of the consumer. Everything needs to be friendly.
A: Mostly, I am watching the new on TV but if I want to learn things in details I do go on Internet
A: it is da Vinci - very relaxing combaining all the creations of da Vinci and I love him as an artist.
A: I am studying for being a webdesigner, someone who can add value to the web design as we kno it today.
A: It is very vague to say what a web designer is behalf that it is someone who develops web sites. The person should posess some qualities but they are unclear now-a-days. Anyway it should be someone with feeling for aesthetics and colour but also someone who doesnt underestimate the content of a web site.
A: I think original design - because if people like your idea, the design they will get use to the manner of navigation.
A: It somehow gets always more expensive than you were expecting. Further, you dont get it immediately and finally the charm of shopping is gone.
A: I think they are getting inspired by their precedesors or different art forms.
A: According to me this are:
1993 launching of browsers supporting graphic information;
1994 First cyber bank;
1995 Launching of Netscape;
1996 Launching of Flash;
2000 The millenium bug problem
A: For me webdesign is the process of researching the needs and problems of the user, creating a solution, interpreting this solution in an understandable and friendly for the user manner and its maintenance and updating.
A: According to me the web design has made the interaction between user and designer much bigger. Designer is not just somone who decides what is nice and makes it without caring if anyone likes it. The designer researches the interests of the user, the problem the user faces and creates a solution.
A: There are almost no rules for Internet. Anyone can bue cyber space and put something on th net. There is sooo much rubbish, rules should exist but what kind of rules I do not really dear to say.
A: If I am to hire a designer I will ask for just one thing but a difficult one - balance between design and content. I will not really mind if the designer is young or experienced as long as they can deliever what I want.
A: I am addicted to Internet. In the morning when I woke up the first thing I do is switch on my computer and then I wish pie or brush my teeth. I think I will feel isolated and lonely without Internet if it is not my own choice to quit it:)
A: Voor mensen die in Nederland geld willen verdienen is bijna altijd een Nederlandstalige website essentieel.
A: only if you really really have thought it through
A: The question should rather be when it will finally cease to exist.
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