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pre-94

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1875

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Q: Do you think that the virtual reality is the future of human communication?

A: Better question: Do you think the web can be called virtual reality? — drx [1 comment]

1945

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Q: What are de landmarks and/or milestones in the history of the internet?

A: Vannevar Bush published his article 'As we may think', this is where it all started. www.csi.uotta... — Bas Leurs [add comment]

1973

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Q: When did you have your first online chat experience?

A: 1973. Online chat was a feature of timesharing systems pretty much from the start. — Steven Pemberton [add comment]

1977

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Q: What do you think in the computer is real?


A: It's real in that it has become another family member. — Kim [add comment]

1982

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Q: When did you get your first email account?

A: 1982, when I started as a graduate student at Duke. — Nancy Tinkham [add comment]

1983

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Q: Have you ever used wap, imode or utms services?

A: Used WHAT?!?!?!? I gues not.... — Krio[rk] [add comment]

1987

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Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

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/... — brescia [add comment]

1988

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Q: When did you get your first email account?

A: 1 M baud ago!!! — Carlos Alberto Augusto [add comment]

Q: Where did you first use a computer with an internet connection?

A: I work at the CWI, the first European internet site, and used it in November 1988. www.domain-re... — Steven Pemberton [add comment]

1989

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Q: What are de landmarks and/or milestones in the history of the internet?


A: 1989 - Tim Berners-Lee wrote 'Information Management; A Proposal'. www.w3.org/Hi... — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: When did you get your first email account?

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 — Simon Heilesen [add comment]

1990

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Q: What happened to the BLINK tag?

A: Ik weet het niet.... www.geuzen.org — Femke Snelting [add comment]

Q: What was the first time you thought about visitor(user) friendly design?

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. — drx [add comment]

Q: When did HTML appear for the first time?


A: Tim Berners-Lee says that his first Web page was end of 1990: nxoc01.cern.c... Cern first launched the Web in 1991. The first full description of HTML dates from 1992. www.w3.org/Hi... — Steven Pemberton [add comment]

1991

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Q: What was the first web editor with wysiwyg?


A: The first web browser, developed by Robert Cailliau in conjunction with Tim Berners-Lee at the CERN was WYSIWYG. In their original vision, HTML was not meant to be dealt with directly, even URLs were not intended to be displayed. The idea was that pages could always be edited in place by a browser. www.computer.... — Michael Murtaugh [add comment]

Q: When did HTML appear for the first time?

A: I thin it was between 1991 and 1992 that is when it officially appeared. — Iana [add comment]

1992

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Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

A: i have been designing websites since the very first beginning — ramrattan [add comment]

Q: What did your first website look like?

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


— frederic [add comment]

Q: When did you send your first e-mail?


A: From a computer in the foreign language department office in my high school in late 1992 or early 1993. It was answering an email from a Russian exchange student I knew. There was a guy there who sent it for me - I had no idea how it all worked. Every once in a while he would find me in the hallways and give me a printout of an email I received back. I don't remember what I wrote about but I scanned in of one of the emails I received. www.firedamp.... — liz [add comment]

Q: When did you realize for the first time, that there wasn't only porn on the internet, but also art? What was the first internet art site you visited?


A: There is? Stuck on digital porn since 1992 (ascii porn). www.leoprieto... — leo prieto [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

A: just interested ;-) — Jehanne [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: By trial and error using "Edit" in DOS and some guidelines on HTML from CERN. — Simon Heilesen [add comment]

Q: What is the first webpage you can remember?

A: www.cern.ch - a little list of 40-something links. Much smaller than gopher, and it looked more fun than useful. Certainly nothing like Gopher. — Simon Heilesen [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: digitale stad, in de week oprichting, weet niet meer welk jaar dat was — JBMatto [add comment]

1993

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Q: Welchen Webbrowser benutzen Sie bei Ihren ersten Internetzugang?

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. — ariealt [add comment]

Q: When did you get your first email account?

A: My first email account, was just alias for a BBS account. The BBS was called MacLand BBS, and the email was lprieto@inet.macland.cl www.macland.cl/ — leo prieto [add comment]

Q: Who did you send your first email to?

A: Myself. — potangot [add comment]

Q: What was the first piece of netart you remember seeing?

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! — marius [add comment]

Q: What was the first search engine you used?

A: Altavista www.altavista... — Xaphire [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

A: A fellow student discovered Mosaic and got into the NASA website www.nasa.gov — Xaphire [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: From a friend who just found out we had webspace in our university account. — Xaphire [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: Universiteit Twente dial-in — Xaphire [add comment]

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: The Vatican exhibition. First site I saw i X-Mosaic - all GUI, and what images! It was a revelation. ... It is still around. www.ibiblio.o... — Simon Heilesen [add comment]

Q: Which browsers where first launched?


A: In 1993, CERN released the HTTP ad HTML specifications to the public and the first version of the Mosaic browser appeared. — agatha [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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/... — brescia [add comment]

Q: What was the first online community you joined?

A: I joined the thing bbs in 1993 — G.H. Hovagimyan [add comment]

Q: What was the first piece of netart you remember seeing?


A: The first piece of net art I remember was the first work I did. It was called BKPC(Barbie & Ken Politically Correct) it was done in 1993 for the thing bbs. In 1994 I re-did the piece as a client pull animation work. It runs fairly slowly. It worked well when everyone was using modems and on Netscape 2.0 www.thing.net... — G.H. Hovagimyan [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

A: My first experience of being online was pre www. I joined the thing bbs which was a text based community involved in art theory discussions. bbs.thing.net — G.H. Hovagimyan [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

A: yes, I read a sexist piece of crap joke in a usenet group — Pam [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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. — Adrian Miles [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?


A: My first provider was Prodigy, a joint venture of IBM and Sears. www.prodigy.net — Michael Murtaugh [add comment]

1994

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Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

A: I spent money on francenet.fr where I hosted my own site here's the last version of it, archived by myself pleine-peau.c... — frederic [add comment]

Q: What did your first modem look like?

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. — Olivier Dobberkau [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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. :-) — Olivier Dobberkau [add comment]

Q: When did you learn to make websites?

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 — Corbin Supak [add comment]

Q: When did you learn to make websites?

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. — ariealt [add comment]

Q: What was the first online community you joined?

A: what's that one...uh, WIRED write about it, oh, I know, 'Lamdamoo'. Is that thing still alive? — jen-uk [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

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 — jen-uk [1 comment]

Q: When did you realize for the first time, that there wasn't only porn on the internet, but also art? What was the first internet art site you visited?

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! — tosca teran [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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. — Ronald [add comment]

Q: Hoe snel was je eerste internet (modem) verbinding?

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. — Ronald [add comment]

Q: When did you send your first e-mail?


A: it was somewhere in university (pegasumail) in terminal mode. Very few people had adresses back then (at least the people knew) so it was in every way quile useless — micm [add comment]

Q: What is the first webpage you can remember?


A: Homepage DDS www.digitalsp... — DaVrolik [add comment]

Q: What is the first webpage you can remember?

A: Wellington City Council www.wellingto... — Helen Varley Jamieson [add comment]

Q: Who did you send your first email to?


A: A friend (nickname macbeth) on the dds network www.xs4all.nl... — DaVrolik [add comment]

Q: What did your first webpage look like?

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. — Xaphire [add comment]

Q: Wann legten Sie Ihren ersten E-Mail-Account an?

A: 1994 odysseus@dds.nl — DaVrolik [add comment]

Q: What do you know about "websafe" colors, and when were they interesting to work with?

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.... — drx [add comment]

Q: What was the first animated GIF you've ever seen?

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. — Ken Ilio [add comment]

Q: When did you first use a database?

A: Filemaker was the first database application I used. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

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. — Astrid [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: I started in a Linux shell using Pico and Lynx (PPP wasn't avilable in my city at the time) www.nickfinck... — 1q2w3e4r [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?


A: It started with a small HTML introductory course by the VPRO-digital experts during my interaction design education. After that, I learnt mostly from looking at HTML source code and talking to colleagues. After a few years, books and web builder sites started to appear. My interaction design education taught me to think conceptually and I translated that to website design. — Maarten Handstede [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?


A: The web was grey with slow-loading images and Times text, aligned left. Links were blue. The nicer homepages had CD-rom-like menus executed as server-side clickable maps. You had to mess with a couple of Control Panels on the Mac to get the 9600 baud connection running. It would take a night to download a 1.5Mb Quicktime movie. Existing sites were mostly from universities and researchers. — Maarten Handstede [add comment]

Q: Which browsers where first launched?

A: Look in the browser archive and see for yourself! browsers.evol... — drx [add comment]

Q: What was the first animated GIF you've ever seen?

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' cloanto.com/u... The league for programming Freedom runs the Burn All Gifs site at burnallgifs.org/ The Wikipedia article on GIF is also useful and includes detailed technical specifications. en.wikipedia.... — matthew fuller [add comment]

Q: What non-browser applications do you use on the internet?


A: I use video streaming, RealMedia, iTunes, iChat AV, WHAMB. nujus.net/gh_... — G.H. Hovagimyan [2 comments]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?


A: I learned simple html from the web document, A Beginner's Guide To HTML. I also did what many other people did which was to copy the code of pages I liked. I then becaame part of artnetweb which was a loose artists collaborative and website, one of the first to come out of New York City. artnetweb.com... — G.H. Hovagimyan [add comment]

Q: What did your first webpage look like?

A: no margins, animated gifs but at least the backgound was white not yellow or pale blue — Pam [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: looking at source code of web pages and a tutorial — Pam [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?


A: I learn to make websites at the TUHH (Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg). The TUHH is one of the youngest universities in Germany as well as one of the most successful. torsten-behre... — Torsten Behrens [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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... — Michele [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

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... — matthew fuller [add comment]

Q: Which browsers where first launched?


A: The browser was originally called "Navigator", although people called it "Netscape", and the e-mail suite is called Communicator. It was developed in 1994 by a team led by Marc Andreessen, who was responsible for developing the Mosaic browser. www.netscape.com — Femke Snelting [add comment]

Q: Which browsers where first launched?


A: Mosaic Netscape 0.9 was released on 13th October 1994 by the Mosaic Communication (later renamed to Netscape Communication Corp.) Netscape, a web browser, from the very beginning is significantly more advanced than any other browser of the time, including NCSA Mosaic. Read more about it's history at The Netscape Museum located at the link below. (Screenshot: NCSA Mosaic 1.0) www.netscape.com — Femke Snelting [1 comment]

1995

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Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

A: Dat was in 1995 op de universiteit omdat ik voor een onderzoek iets opzocht over een electriciteitsbedrijf in Engeland. Ik heb toen yahoo gebruikt www.yahoo.com — Femke Snelting [add comment]

Q: What is the first webpage you can remember?

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. . . — Kris Fortney [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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. — ariealt [add comment]

Q: When did you get your first email account?

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. — Jip [add comment]

Q: When did you get your first email account?

A: My first e-mail was lelecuca@esoterica.pt. 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. — Mário Cameira [add comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste MP3 die je hebt gedownload?

A: It's a bit embarrasing, but it was "Barbie Girl" by "Aqua". Haha. www.leoprieto... — leo prieto [add comment]

Q: When did you build your first website?


A: My first website was on GeoCities and it was called "The Macintosh Collection", if you Google it, it still apperas in lots of places (I got lots of visits from a "5 Star Award" I created --I was 16 years old--, many websites still show the award proudly). It was also the first time the name "imagemaker studios" appered signing a website. That eventually turned into a 20 employee company working for the largest companies in Chile. www.leoprieto... — leo prieto [add comment]

Q: Do you have space on a server (or own server) and how big it is?

A: I started in June 1995 with just 2 MB for free on GeoCities: www.geocities... www.leoprieto... — leo prieto [add comment]

Q: When did you register your first e-mail adres at www.hotmail.com?

A: Hotmail for me. But not now. — cas [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

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 — Selfloud [add comment]

Q: When did you realize for the first time, that there wasn't only porn on the internet, but also art? What was the first internet art site you visited?


A: I wrote a thesis about "web-specific art", which was finished in 1997. I remember quite well that my first net-specific art website was adaweb, through which I discovered jodi.org. adaweb.walker... — fokky [add comment]

Q: When did you realize for the first time, that there wasn't only porn on the internet, but also art? What was the first internet art site you visited?

A: My first artsite was jodi.org, and it was shown to me by another artist, Franz Feigl, at desk. wwwwwwwww.jod... — Josephine Bosma [add comment]

Q: When did you build your first website?

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). — Helen Varley Jamieson [add comment]

Q: What was the first time you thought about visitor(user) friendly design?

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. — Helen Varley Jamieson [add comment]

Q: When did you realize for the first time, that there wasn't only porn on the internet, but also art? What was the first internet art site you visited?

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 — Helen Varley Jamieson [add comment]

Q: What was the first search engine you used?


A: Altavista was the first search engine that I felt I could "trust". It was the first that seemed to be more machine-indexed and less subjectively selected. I don't think I've used it in years though anymore. www.icehoused... — Michael Murtaugh [add comment]

Q: What is the first webpage you can remember?


A: The MIT homepage. web.mit.edu — Michael Murtaugh [add comment]

Q: When did you build your first website?

A: For my very first webpage I used the horrible code "blink".Remember that code? Actually that's the first usability issue I had to cope with as well ;) www.grannypro... — Deike Schulz [1 comment]

Q: Hoe snel was je eerste internet (modem) verbinding?

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 — Sebastiaan Kan [add comment]

Q: When did you learn to make websites?

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 — Sebastiaan Kan [add comment]

Q: What did your first website look like?

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.. — melinda rackham [add comment]

Q: When did you get your first email account?

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. — melinda rackham [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

A: i have been a web designer and net artist since 1995. www.subtle.net — melinda rackham [add comment]

Q: What is the most beautiful wallpaper you've ever seen in this universe?


A: a wall page of Michael Samyn is one of the first pages I've seen online and still is one of my favorites. one of the reasons is behang.gif adaweb.walkerart.org/~GroupZ/home/behang.html — agatha [add comment]

Q: What was your favorite backgroundcolor in the year .... ?

A: black #000000 — agatha [add comment]

Q: What did your first modem look like?


A: The first modem I bought was a Global Village 14k4. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: When did you get your first email account?

A: I got my first email address from the Bulletin Board System (Spidernet) I joined: bas_leurs@spidernet.nl. 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. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: When did you have your first online chat experience?

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). — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What non-browser applications do you use on the internet?

A: Eudora, Fetch, Ircle — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What is the first webpage you can remember?

A: The homepage of my Internet Service Provider, which I visited the first time I was online. www.bart.nl — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: bART www.bart.nl — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: Hoe snel was je eerste internet (modem) verbinding?

A: 14k4 (een Global Village Silver was het geloof ik) — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What is the first webpage you can remember?


A: Must have been Yahoo. web.archive.o... — fokky [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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. — fokky [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: planet internet / postbank — MissPixel [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: My first provider was NLNet, which used to cost 5 guilders an hour on top of the regular phone expenses. — anne [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?


A: I taught myself - my first site was a networked 'sketchbook' of rejected ideas that related to a media installation. — Jessica Irish [add comment]

Q: What is or was the worst website?


A: dds.nl. I knew there was interesting information in there somewhere, but it was impossible to find it. — Steven Pemberton [add comment]

Q: What was the worst technology in the year ...?

A: Clickable images - the horror of them, running on a 14Kbit modem — Simon Heilesen [add comment]

Q: When did you learn to make websites?

A: I actually started tinkering in 1995, however, I would argue that I'm still learning today on how to make/design/build websites. — s2art [add comment]

Q: What was the first web editor with wysiwyg?

A: Hotdog if I remember correctly — s2art [add comment]

Q: When did you get your first email account?

A: When I wanted to send and recieve e-mail — s2art [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

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! — s2art [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

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.... — Ellen Pronk [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: Mijn was INDONET, that's the first Indonesian ISP. — merlyna lim [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

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! — merlyna lim [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Netscape 1.0N — merlyna lim [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

A: Absolutely! Mosaic browser, Yale University German Department work room, Mac Classic, 1995. — Jennifer [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

A: Nope www.dolmensni... — cyrill duneau [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

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 — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: My first provider was NLNet, which was later known as UUNET and now as Internlnet. www.internlne... — CMD2E [add comment]

1996

95 Answers

Q: When did you download software from internet for the first time?

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! — Rwin [add comment]

Q: When did you get your first email account?

A: In 1996 from my university domain. — gokcen [add comment]

Q: Who did you send your first email to?

A: my ex-boyfriend... — gokcen [add comment]

Q: What was the best website in ...?

A: the Fray fray.com/ — frederic [add comment]

Q: When did you get your first email account?

A: somwhere beteewn 1996 or 1998 — guillermo [add comment]

Q: When did you get your first email account?

A: 1996 with IDT / earthlink — gaugefield [add comment]

Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

A: jungle.com., think I bought a CD. — cas [add comment]

Q: Wat is het eerste P2P (peer-to-peer) programma dat je hebt gebruikt?

A: hotline www.hotline-t... — callista [add comment]

Q: What is the first webpage you can remember?

A: sadly, hotmail. i was travelling, it was genius [i didn't receive spam yet]. — audrey [add comment]

Q: Welchen Webbrowser benutzen Sie bei Ihren ersten Internetzugang?

A: Netscape Navigator 3, integrated email and web experience — O. van der Zee [add comment]

Q: When did you send your first e-mail?

A: somewhere in 1996 — O. van der Zee [add comment]

Q: Do you separate design from content i.e. using CSS for your table free layout?

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... — Steven Pemberton [1 comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

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-... — Helen Varley Jamieson [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

A: there are no rules, use whatever you need — harm [add comment]

Q: What was the first online community you joined?

A: iMusic — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: What was the first search engine you used?

A: Yahoo! — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: What was the first animated GIF you've ever seen?

A: Bouncing tits. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: Who did you send your first email to?

A: Technical support. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: What did your first modem look like?

A: Big, Beige, Slow and Ugly. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: When did you download software from internet for the first time?

A: The first time I got online it was to download a game, Moon Cresta. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: What do you think the development of css styles meant for web design and designers?

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. — Lucie Zuiderwijk [add comment]

Q: What happened to the BLINK tag?

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! — Lucie Zuiderwijk [add comment]

Q: Does the development of Internet has a positive or negative influence on the humans relations?

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. — Lucie Zuiderwijk [1 comment]

Q: Hoe groot was de invloed van porno op het succes van het internet?

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. — Lucie Zuiderwijk [add comment]

Q: Wanneer had je je eerste breedband abonnement?

A: 1999 of 2000 (?) via Chello. Sinds april 2003 ADSL via Versatel. — Lucie Zuiderwijk [add comment]

Q: How do you think aesthetics and usage of bg images changed over the time?

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. — Lucie Zuiderwijk [add comment]

Q: Do you want to talk about POP UP? how much you hate/love them?

A: Absolutely horrible and unnecessary! Opening a new window by targetting it at a '_blank' and resizing it with javascript gives the same result, without the annoyance. If more people would use that method, we could all block advertisement pop-ups!! — Lucie Zuiderwijk [add comment]

Q: Hoe veel e-mail adressen heb je in verloop van tijd al verslonden?


A: Echte of virtuele? Virtuele al zo'n 50, omdat voor elke site die ik maak, ik ook een email adres als webmaster aanmaak. Als mensen dan een email sturen aan de webmaster over zo'n site, weet ik tenminste welke site ze bedoelen. Vaak vergeten ze dat nl. te vermelden in hun email. fact-tum.com — Lucie Zuiderwijk [add comment]

Q: Did you ever use "colornames" (eg: "red") or do you prefer hexadezimal definitions?

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. — Lucie Zuiderwijk [add comment]

Q: Hoe overweeg je om een site te maken in het Nederlands of in het Engels? Hoe belangijk is om een locale internet cultuur te hebben (door sites in nls bijv.)?

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 — Lucie Zuiderwijk [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

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 — Lucie Zuiderwijk [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: When I was hired as a freelancer to produce a website, the studio that had built it, never had time to do updates. As that was pretty important for that site (timely updates are!), I decided to do it myself. My earlier lessons as a software programmer in 1969 proved to be very handy. By looking at the source code I learnt to write html. And of course the books on html coding, like Peter Kentie's first book on Webdesign and HTML in pratice. Then I took lessons in photoshop, flash, javascript, etc. and went on as a webmaster from there. Took a course in php/mysql and program databases since 2001. Handcoding when I started, and still do (apart from using some usefull scripting features in dreamweaver). fact-tum.com — Lucie Zuiderwijk [add comment]

Q: What are de landmarks and/or milestones in the history of the internet?

A: Futuresplash Animation software is used to create the Simpsons television show website. In Jan 1997 Macromedia buys Futuresplash and renames it Flash. — Kim Grinfeder [add comment]

Q: When did you download software from internet for the first time?

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. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What do you know about "websafe" colors, and when were they interesting to work with?

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. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: How do you think aesthetics and usage of bg images changed over the time?

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). — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What is your news source? The Internet or TV?


A: When I came to work in Holland in the fall of 1996, I remember my "aha" experience of realizing that I could read the New York Times online just as easily from my desk overlooking sheep grazing in a field of a rural Dutch village as from anywhere else in the world. As I couldn't at that time speak or understand any Dutch, the net was extremely important; following the Yankees playing in the baseball World Series became important to a degree hitherto (and since) unknown to me. www.nytimes.com — Michael Murtaugh [add comment]

Q: Could you ever imagine to work with only 216 colors?

A: Yeah sure, I did when I started with HTML and webdesign. I liked it, and I still like it. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What was your favorite backgroundcolor in the year .... ?

A: cyan or something like that: #0099FF — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: Who did you send your first email to?

A: hagens@pi.net — marc [add comment]

Q: When did you get your first email account?

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 ;) — marc [add comment]

Q: Did you ever use "colornames" (eg: "red") or do you prefer hexadezimal definitions?

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... — drx [add comment]

Q: Hoe snel was je eerste internet (modem) verbinding?

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 — Henriette Driesen [add comment]

Q: What are de landmarks and/or milestones in the history of the internet?

A: In the summer of 1996, the FutureSplash Animator (currently know as Flash) software was shipped. www.flashmaga... — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What are de landmarks and/or milestones in the history of the internet?


A: The introduction of instant messaging sure was one. "Instant messaging was created in July of 1996 by 4 young Israeli avid-computer users. Yair Goldfinger (26,Chief Technology Officer), Arik Vardi (27,Chief Executive Officer), Sefi Vigiser (25,President), and Amnon Amir (24), started a company called Mirabilis in order to introduce a new way of communication over the Internet. These guys realized that millions of people were connecting to the Internet to use the World Wide Web, but these users were not interconnected. They created a technology which would enable Internet users to locate each other online on the Internet, and to create peer-to-peer communication channels easily. They called their technology ICQ, (I seek you). and released it in November of 1996. Within 6 months, by "word of mouse", 850,000 users had been registered by Mirabilis. By June of 1997, Mirabilis was able to handle 100,000 concurrent users and had become the largest Internet communications network" www.show-kit.... — Richard CMD [add comment]

Q: What did your first modem look like?


A: It was a 2400 baud ISA internal modem. — Richard CMD [add comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste film over het internet die je gezien hebt?

A: "Hackers" met Angelina Jolie....."...Their only crime was cusiosity...." Het was super.....spannend — Iana [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

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 :-) — Maarten W. [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Netscape 3.0, de tijd dat netscape nog ver voorop lag t.o.v. Internet Explorer — Maarten W. [add comment]

Q: After you got your first dail-up connection, how did your first phone bill look like?


A: After the first two months I was connected to the internet, I got a huge phone bill: NLG 382,29 (which is now in Euro's 173,47). I was shocked, as I was still a student by then. The second bill I got showed some improvement: NLG 292.48, and the third was NLG 216.19. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

A: www.networkso... www.paulohart... — paulohartmann [add comment]

Q: Hoe snel was je eerste internet (modem) verbinding?

A: Dass war 2400bps. Ziemlich langsam. — Richard CMD [add comment]

Q: What was the first search engine you used?

A: I'm not really sure if it was Excite, Lycos, Yahoo or Webcrawler. I think it was Excite... — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What was the first porn site you looked at?

A: It must have been www.sex.com, and I was really suprised that someone already claimed this name. www.sex.com — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?


A: I bought a copy of Laura Lemay's HTML tutorial (forgot the title). Started to read the book immediately after I got home, HTML seemed quite simple, so soon I was playing with HTML, building my very first website. Within 2 hours I had my first website, and I was really proud of it. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What was the first animated GIF you've ever seen?


A: One of the most famous of course is the Dancing Baby animated gif. There is a whole site dedicated to the history of this charming little specimen, burningpixel.... — matthew fuller [add comment]

Q: What was the first animated GIF you've ever seen?

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. — jodigi [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: In may of 1996 I decided to buy my domain and move beyond the world of www.isp.com/~... ...remember that? www.digital-w... — 1q2w3e4r [add comment]

Q: Who did you send your first email to?

A: myself , to check if this 'e-mail' was no joke and really working (in 1996) — bruno [add comment]

Q: When did you get your first email account?

A: 1996, high school english class - we used it to submit our homework to our teacher — bruno [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

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 — bruno [add comment]

Q: Hoe snel was je eerste internet (modem) verbinding?

A: 28k8 — Maarten Handstede [add comment]

Q: What was the best website in ...?


A: Adaweb, a wonderful gallery for Internet art. Very exciting at that time. web.archive.o... — fokky [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?


A: It was the VPRO. After I got a Mac with modem built-in, I didn't want to spend time or money on a 'real' provider, so I just used dial-up to the VPRO, where I worked as an intern. — Maarten Handstede [add comment]

Q: What is or was the Most Important Web Design Company?

A: word.com 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. — sebastian [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: The University of Queensland Prentice Centre offered a 2 hour session on HTML and FTP — traceyb [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: it was dialdata.com.br — giselle beiguelman [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

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... — giselle beiguelman [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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... — giselle beiguelman [add comment]

Q: What was the key design technology of the year ...?


A: CSS. At last you could design your website without having to touch the HTML. For an amazing example, take a look at csszengarden.com, which consists of just one HTML file, and hundreds of breathtakingly beautiful stylesheets. Each time you click on another link, you have to remind yourself that you are looking at exactly the same webpage. For CSS: www.w3.org/TR... www.csszengar... — Steven Pemberton [add comment]

Q: What happened to the BLINK tag?

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 was, together with Netscape, forgotten completely. Even Mozilla did not <blink>, and it was sold as *Netscape* 6. But now <blink> is coming back. Mozilla (and all its derivates) blinks, Opera blinks, even Safari blinks. Cool! Also Safari finally can show animated GIF backgrounds, which, together with blink, finally brings it to the quality standards of 1996. www.jcrdesign... — drx [1 comment]

Q: When did you send your first e-mail?

A: 1996 - i used a friend's computer to mail with other friends in sarajevo! — sebastian [add comment]

Q: When did you register your first e-mail adres at www.hotmail.com?


A: No, i never had a hotmail, in 1996 I registered a YAHOO account because webmail was at the time not yet available from my provider Gladly gotten rid of that. — westenberg [add comment]

Q: What was the first online community you joined?

A: The photoart discussion list www.rit.edu/~... — s2art [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: I started with a couple of online tutorials then bought HTML for dummies, and proceeded to hand code, on both mac and pc, each machine provided by prospective employers (I only bought my own machine in 2004) Bought creating killer websites by David Seagel and tried to emulate these sites, cause my nice layouts wouldn't work without something called tables, I gave up on hand coding, it was just all too hard and convinced my employer to buy Dreamweaver 1.2. Now I use HTML, CSS and javascript, mostly in the code mode in Dreamweaver, it's too simple now with CSS and Divs! When I think of the hours I wasted fart arsing around with tablles and spacer gifs! — s2art [add comment]

Q: What was the first piece of netart you remember seeing?

A: i don't know if it was really the first piece i saw - but it was the first one to leave an impression. adaweb.walker... — sebastian [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

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. — ripvanwinkle [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

A: Of course www.teleporta... — agatha [2 comments]

Q: Who is the Most Important Web Designer?

A: amy franceschini — alex hetherington [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: it was in ping (belgium), now i'm in all2all www.michelcle... — mc [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

A: yes, i'm so afraid when the modem do this horrible noise ... www.michelcle... — mc [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: ping (belgium) www.michelcle... — mc [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: by myself with books and asking to few people i don't remember the software i use, maybe the ancestor of go-live www.michelcle... — mc [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Netscape 1.1 — merlyna lim [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

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! — Ruthie B [add comment]

Q: What are the key aesthetic principles of Flash design?


A: In December 1996 Macromedia bought the company making 'Future Splash Animator' software and released Flash 1.0. Since then, this proprietary application for what was initially making and animating vector graphics for the web has defined the means for what for many 'is' webdesign. One of the early priorities in its use was, as an article 'The Flash History' on flashmagazine.com's site (www.flashmaga... explains, 'create the most television like experience possible on the internet' for the benefit of Microsoft (as they launched MSN) and other clients. Notwithstanding the rather unpromising ideas the originator company had, Flash was soon taken up by designers. In his 2002 essay, Lev Manovich sets out to map some of the emerging aesthetics: "This essay that consists from a number of self-contained segments looks at the phenomenon of Flash graphics on the Web that attracted a lot of creative energy in the last few years. More than just a result of a particular software / hardware situation (low bandwidth leading to the use of vector graphics), Flash aesthetics exemplifies cultural sensibility of a new generation. This generation does not care if their work is called art or design. This generation is no longer is interested in "media critique" which preoccupied media artists of the last two decades; instead it is engaged in software critique. This generation writes its own software code to create their own cultural systems, instead of using samples of commercial media. The result is the new modernism of data visualizations, vector nets, pixel-thin grids and arrows: Bauhaus design in the service of information design. Instead the Baroque assault of commercial media, Flash generation serves us the modernist aesthetics and rationality of software. Information design is used as tool to make sense of reality while programming becomes a tool of empowerment." Since, or even before 2002, when Manovich made his comments, what also should we add? www.manovich.... — matthew fuller [1 comment]

Q: What did your first modem look like?


A: A Global Village 24k Modem www.globalvil... — Femke Snelting [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?


A: Obey Jakob www.tommcmaho... — Femke Snelting [add comment]

Q: When did you send your first e-mail?

A: in 1996 — angeles [add comment]

Q: Hoe snel was je eerste internet (modem) verbinding?

A: Mijn eerste kennismaking met het internet was door een 56k modem. En Alleen 's avonds erop, want dat drukte de kosten. — Richard CMD [add comment]

Q: Hoe snel was je eerste internet (modem) verbinding?

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. — Richard CMD [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Netscape (until ± 2002) — Femke Snelting [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

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... — Femke Snelting [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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... — Femke Snelting [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

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. — Femke Snelting [add comment]

1997

72 Answers

Q: What was the first so-called 'shock-site'(eg. goatse.cx) that you know of?

A: Definitely www.rotten.com! but somehow I kept coming back :-S — Rwin [add comment]

Q: What did your first modem look like?

A: US Robotics 33.600 external fax modem! — gokcen [add comment]

Q: What did your first website look like?

A: pink, full of animated gif's, scrolling vertically too long; junk-site: me and my friends photos and also silly writings... — gokcen [add comment]

Q: When did you learn to make websites?

A: I learned to make websites in 1997 by using text editor [notepad] for coding html and ready-made animated gif's... — gokcen [add comment]

Q: When did you learn to make websites?

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. — Kris Fortney [add comment]

Q: When did you build your first website?


A: Using (I think) Netscape's html editor, a text editor to read the code and a lot of trial and error. I'm not 100% sure but I think these are the colors I used. — liz [add comment]

Q: When did you register your first e-mail adres at www.hotmail.com?

A: Back when there were fewer ads and almost no alternatives — Selfloud [add comment]

Q: What was the first time you thought about visitor(user) friendly design?

A: It was either 1996 or 1997 when Telepolis redesigned their website and were very careful about making it user friendly. www.heise.de/tp/ — Josephine Bosma [add comment]

Q: What was the first online community you joined?

A: webgrrls, new zealand branch www.webgrrls.... — Helen Varley Jamieson [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

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 — John Nicely [add comment]

Q: Do you actually know what and where is the Silicon Valley?

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. — IxnayOnTheTimmay [add comment]

Q: Where did you first use a computer with an internet connection?


A: I think it was somewhere around 1997 that I went over to the Waag in Amsterdam to witness in their cafe what this internet was all about. I remember being paranoid at first because of all the connectivity, but then when I got there, it didn't work or I didn't know how it worked -and ofcourse I wasn't looking for something special- and left it alone again. www.indewaag.... — Dirk [add comment]

Q: What was the main reason for you to get on the internet? (work/fun/expanding horizons)?

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. — Libanus [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

A: i felt that when i first used MIRC. — Libanus [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

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. — Libanus [add comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste MP3 die je hebt gedownload?

A: Stargate Movie Theme. I downloaded it through Napster. It took a ages with the super slow conenction i had! — Libanus [add comment]

Q: What is the first webpage you can remember?

A: The first site I ever visited was cnn.com on Netscape Navigator. — Libanus [add comment]

Q: Please name some websites you like?

A: www.harmlog.tk www.bandinabo... www.deltitnu.tk — harm [add comment]

Q: What is the first webpage you can remember?

A: this was hotmail — Iana [add comment]

Q: What was the best website in ...?

A: Gabocorp was the best in 1997. What these guys did with flash was magic! You can still find a little bit of that magic at web.archive.o... web.archive.o... — Deike Schulz [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: In 1997 I bought seen.to — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: When did you learn to make websites?

A: 1997 after being given a freelance contract to make a site despite having no experience. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: What kind of e-mail account do you use and why?

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. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: What was the first web editor with wysiwyg?

A: Netscape came with a WYSIWYG editor of sorts, can't remember what they called it. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: When did you have your first online chat experience?

A: Was researching something musical and ended up chatting on www.imusic.com - was a thriving 'community' at the time. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: What was the worst buzzword in the year ...?

A: Information Super Highway — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: What was the first product you purchased online?

A: A domain name - does that count? — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: If you were to hire a designer to create a web site, what would you insist on? Would you hire a young designer, or someone with a long experience?

A: I'd hire myself :P I've been designing Web sites professionally since 1997 so I guess I'd hope people choose experience ;) — Marcos Drake [1 comment]

Q: When did you build your first website?

A: 1997. And it sucked... but I still got paid for it :-D — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: I downloaded HTMLib and read through the various tags to see what they could do... then I made them do it. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: Did you ever use "colornames" (eg: "red") or do you prefer hexadezimal definitions?

A: I always use Hex color definitions. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: Could you ever imagine to work with only 216 colors?

A: I did for my first site, (actually on a remake after seeing how bad it looked with 216 colors), and I hated it! — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: After you got your first dail-up connection, how did your first phone bill look like?

A: Scary! 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 — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

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 — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: Hoe veel e-mail adressen heb je in verloop van tijd al verslonden?

A: sinds 1997 bij drie providers 7 adressen — dryas [add comment]

Q: What was the main reason for you to get on the internet? (work/fun/expanding horizons)?

A: for me it was a great source of information for homework, later on i discovered the possibilities of chatting and gaming online. — Sammy L. [add comment]

Q: When did you learn to make websites?

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 ;) — Sammy L. [add comment]

Q: What's a website you regret isn't archived better?

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. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: When did you send your first e-mail?

A: in 1997 — Iana [add comment]

Q: What was the first online community you joined?

A: hotmail — Iana [add comment]

Q: When did you get your first email account?

A: 1997 — Iana [add comment]

Q: What was the first search engine you used?

A: askjeves — Iana [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: 1997 www.companyfa... — DaVrolik [add comment]

Q: What is the most beautiful wallpaper you've ever seen in this universe?

A: yuricle.desig... — agatha [add comment]

Q: When did you register your first e-mail adres at www.hotmail.com?

A: I first registered in September 1997 — Iana [add comment]

Q: Hoe veel e-mail adressen heb je in verloop van tijd al verslonden?

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. — Iana [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: Netscape — Iana [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

A: 1997, it was terrible, I was scared and I did not know what to do. They said I was online and then what?.... — Iana [add comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste film over het internet die je gezien hebt?

A: Dat was The Net, met Sandra Bullock. De film ging wel over het internet, maar klopte totaal niet met de werkelijkheid waar ik later achter kwam.. imdb.com/titl... — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste film over het internet die je gezien hebt?

A: Hackers, with Angelina Jolie www.imdb.com/... — Evert [2 comments]

Q: Wat was de eerste film over het internet die je gezien hebt?

A: Dat was de film "The Net", met Sandra Bullock. — Richard CMD [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Der bevorzugte Webbrowser war und ist immer noch der MS Internet Explorer, der seit Windows 95 integriert ist. — jodigi [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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... — Danijel Gajan [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Netscape — traceyb [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

A: no - but I have in the past — traceyb [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: in 1997 (artecidade.org.br). in 1998 i bought desvirtual.com — giselle beiguelman [add comment]

Q: Why Under Construction sign is not in used any more?


A: "There are way too many sites that tell us that they are Under Construction" is what the 'People Against Under Construction Images' tried to tell webdesigners in 1997. Club members have kept record of the numbers of pages containing the phrase 'under construction': August 1996 - "about 400,000" December 1996 - "about 1,000,000" February 1998 - "about 1,299,185" June 1999 - "about 8,165,210" January 2001 - "about 12,236,716" (searches done in AltaVista) www.andrews.e... — Femke Snelting [add comment]

Q: What was the first animated GIF you've ever seen?

A: It was a rotating globe. — drx [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

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.! — s2art [add comment]

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: Superbad! It was fun, clever, beautiful. Little jokes in the source. An eye opener. www.superbad.... — Ellen Pronk [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?


A: Luna in Rotterdam. Gek genoeg hebben ze, nadat ik had opgezegd, de oude homepage nooit offline gehaald. Ook mijn emailadres werkt nog steeds, maar ik haal nooit meer de mail op. Barstensvol spam. home.luna.nl/... — Ellen Pronk [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?


A: I bought the book 'Webdesign en HTML in de praktijk' by Peter Kentie. The second edition, 1996. Somewhere i got Pagemill, the old program from Adobe with the quirky habit of putting NATURALSIZEFLAG in all image-tags. I taught myself the use of tables, font-tags, when to use jpg or gif images. I got myself an account, a website with it, and i uploaded some pages. The first time, ofcourse, all the images were missing and the links didn't work, because it works differently on the webserver. I soon learned how to do it properly. Then i started to do all these experiments, i loved gifanimations. Still do, actually. Movement, colours, it all was so shiny and bright. Watching them again, i miss the old Netscape 3, it played each gifanimation once it was loaded, and on my 28k modem, that could take a little while. And no placeholder-images while it was loading, like later browsers did. It just showed a nice flowing motion. It makes you think that with all the advances in speed and technique, you loose something too. lfs.nl/retros... — Ellen Pronk [add comment]

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: Ellen experimented weblog style with simple Animated GIFs and JavaScript. I found this modest mix of design, code and diary quite intrigueing. Ellen is trained as fine artist, but she worked in pre-press at the time. She called herself 'architect of change' and made me consider the web as a potential place to work on/in as a designer for the first time. web.archive.o... — Femke Snelting [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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. — Pip Shea [add comment]

Q: When did you get your first email account?

A: In 1997 when I moved to a new city and wanted to keep in touch for cheap. — jgomula [add comment]

Q: Who is your favorite usability expert?

A: a user. jakob nielson is a charlatan — alex hetherington [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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… :-) — Yves Hänggi [add comment]

Q: Who is your favorite usability expert?


A: Richard Saul Wurman wurman.com/ — Michael Murtaugh [add comment]

Q: Who is your favorite usability expert?


A: Jakob Nielsen www.useit.com/ — Femke Snelting [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: Het Net was mijn eerste Provider. hiermee kon je een gedeelte van het web bekijken. — ruben [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: Het Net was mijn eerste Provider. hiermee kon je een gedeelte van het web bekijken. — ruben [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: We bought the domainname www.geuzen.org in 1997. www.geuzen.org — Femke Snelting [add comment]

1998

37 Answers

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

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 ;) — Ronald [add comment]

Q: What was your first selfmade wallpaper? (For your desktop or for your website)?

A: dark-colored brushes in rgb colors, smudged and smeared and then converted to only 16 colors — O. van der Zee [add comment]

Q: Do you actually know what and where is the Silicon Valley?

A: the core of it-development was there, end of the nineties, in california — O. van der Zee [add comment]

Q: What did your first website look like?

A: My first website was a real monster. I studied new media and digital culture at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands, and I was assigned to make a website in HTML and Javascript. To show the professor that we had programming skills, we were asked to use different colours, have blinking headers, etc (when mouse rolls over, etc.) It looked hideous. Fortunately, there are no pictures left... — sabine [add comment]

Q: What do you think about purchasing things online? do you have good/bad experiences?

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. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: When did google.com launch?

A: In 1998. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: What influence had the growing amount of colors on webdesign?

A: It allowed me to use nicer colors than the rather ropey 216 Web safe colors. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

A: Amazon www.amazon.com — Xaphire [add comment]

Q: Hoe snel was je eerste internet (modem) verbinding?

A: 512/64 Kb broadband internet — Maarten W. [add comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste MP3 die je hebt gedownload?

A: "Salma's Dance" van "Fron dusk till down" — Iana [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?


A: Sonera Plaza, kabelinternet in de regio Alkmaar tegenwoordig is dat Multikabel. Hier in Rotterdam gebruik ik (helaas) Chello. — Maarten W. [add comment]

Q: What was the worst buzzword in the year ...?

A: The term "Community" must be the most abused word of the late 90's. — Femke Snelting [add comment]

Q: Have you ever been in love with someone you met online?

A: When i first begin chatting, in 1999 i was totaly in love with "nickname" whom i do not remeber... www.tmfchat.nl — Evert [add comment]

Q: What was the worst buzzword in the year ...?

A: "Intro" — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: From an old copy of some special edition from the magazine "panorama". It all wrked itself out from there. — Stefan CMD [add comment]

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: The VPRO website (I think it was designed by Mieke Gerritse) — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What did your first webpage look like?

A: Nach dem heutigen Gesichtspunkten grauenhaft ;-) Deswegen ist sie nie Online gegangen... — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What did your first modem look like?

A: Es sah schon recht modern aus und war schon etwas geformter und keine rechteckige graue Kiste mehr (ELSA MicroLink 56k basic). — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What did your first modem look like?

A: The ELSA MicroLink 56k basic has got a modern look. — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What non-browser applications do you use on the internet?


A: Somewhere around 1998-1999 I was pretty interested in Hotline, a Mac-specific filesharing application combined with chat. Users had their own "servers" there. It was interesting to observe social interaction and the emergence of informal "rules" within that system. www.chez.com/... — fokky [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

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. — fokky [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: when we started a non-profit www.onrampart... — Jessica Irish [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

A: I remember being realy unimpressed by the standard of graphics- and the time it took to load- I figured I could do better! I was at art school at the time.... www.pixelmorp... — kirsten wolf [add comment]

Q: Who is your favorite usability expert?

A: martin wattenberg www.desvirtua... — giselle beiguelman [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?


A: autodidact www.mirror-si... — Dominik Hruza [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: autodidact www.mirror-si... — Dominik Hruza [add comment]

Q: What was the first piece of netart you remember seeing?


A: The splendid "My boyfriend came back from the war" www.teleporta... blindspot was the second one adaweb.walker... — nicolasm [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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... — nicolasm [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: My first program was Claris HomePage. Simple and good enough for a graphic designer with no idea of code. — ripvanwinkle [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?


A: The tech side was initiated while working on a GM intranet, subsequently expanded through self-directed investigations via books and existing websites. The aesthetic side is informed a history of book design and performance choreographic work. www.debking.net — deb [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: Self-taught. First through Geocities, then FrontPage and CoffeeCup.. then later I learned the HTML source code. — merlyna lim [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: FREEGATES gratis en voor niks. Vandaag de dag op genomen bij tiscali. — azerty [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: The first domain name I bought was in '98 for my web zine www.wasabisne... — Pip Shea [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: Geocities — jgomula [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: By doing an 8 month Multimedia course. I learnt HTML from scratch. — Ruthie B [add comment]

Q: What was the worst buzzword in the year ...?

A: Venture capitalist — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: When did google.com launch?


A: January-July 1998 Larry and Sergey continue to perfect Google's search technology. Larry's Stanford dorm room becomes Google's data center while Sergey's room serves as the business office. They start their own company with the encouragement of Yahoo! co-founder and fellow Stanford alum David Filo. (text from link below) www.google.co... — Femke Snelting [add comment]

1999

69 Answers

Q: Hoe veel e-mail adressen heb je in verloop van tijd al verslonden?

A: since 1999.... i think.... like 5 of them — Krio[rk] [add comment]

Q: Do you have space on a server (or own server) and how big it is?

A: space on a server, owning a server for a small business seems to be more complex than paying for inexpensive web hosting. — sue berg [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

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... — sue berg [add comment]

Q: What was the first time you thought about visitor(user) friendly design?

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... — Erna [add comment]

Q: What frustrates you most about webdesign today?

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. — Josephine Bosma [add comment]

Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

A: Amazon — Inbal Rief [add comment]

Q: What is the first webpage you can remember?

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... — Kim [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: in 1999, for my creative & freelance work — Helen Varley Jamieson [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

A: I couldn't believe that it was possible to use more than one browserscreen at the same time. www.harmlog.tk/ — harm [add comment]

Q: What did your first webpage look like?

A: it is still online and it is a disaster. Simple, ugly and bad orginised. — Iana [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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 — Iana [add comment]

Q: When did you download software from internet for the first time?

A: Probably on know to me, but it happend anyway, a update for my windows 98.. — Evert [add comment]

Q: When did you register your first e-mail adres at www.hotmail.com?

A: Sep, 1999 — goran [add comment]

Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

A: Amazon.com — ben [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: In 1999, for my own web company. — Xaphire [add comment]

Q: What's a website you regret isn't archived better?

A: SMAK.ORG - the virtual museum squat by dBONANZAh! web.archive.o... — saskia [add comment]

Q: What was your favorite backgroundcolor in the year .... ?

A: white #ffffff — agatha [1 comment]

Q: Wann besuchten Sie zum ersten Mal die Suchmaschine Google?

A: Ich denke, dass es ende 1999 war. — Hora [add comment]

Q: When did HTML appear for the first time?

A: And when did it appear for the second time? — agatha [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?


A: Met mijn zus in Brazilie. Ze had een cursus html gedaan en verteldde hoe en wat. Heel basic tags, maar ook hoe je met ftp moest. Ik kon dan een eenvoudig pagina maken. Met Dreamweaver heb ik veel geleerd ook eigenlijk, omdat je dan met 2 vensters kon werken. Ik keek hoe het programma deed en ging in boeken zoeken hoe het eigenlijk zat. — claudia [add comment]

Q: Have you ever been in love with someone you met online?

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. — claudia [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: HetNet www.hetnet.nl — Evert [add comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste Game die je online gespeelt hebt?

A: Multiplayer game: Unreal Tournement(someYear) Lots of games on, www.shockwave... www.shockwave... — Evert [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: On school, Multimedia Design MBO(Dutch) School. www.glr.nl — Evert [add comment]

Q: Hoe snel was je eerste internet (modem) verbinding?

A: 28k8, smerig vies zwart boxje waar teveel herrie uit kwam — Evert [add comment]

Q: When did you learn to make websites?

A: Since 1999 i'm learning, and i think it will never stop — Evert [add comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste Game die je online gespeelt hebt?

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. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What was the first search engine you used?

A: Google www.google.con — Asmidin [add comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste Game die je online gespeelt hebt?


A: Quake 3 Rocket Arena — Maarten W. [add comment]

Q: Wat is het eerste P2P (peer-to-peer) programma dat je hebt gebruikt?

A: Napster — Maarten W. [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: Chello..... www.chello.nl — Asmidin [add comment]

Q: What was the first so-called 'shock-site'(eg. goatse.cx) that you know of?

A: Must have been www.rotten.com. It was the first and the last time I visited this morbid website. www.rotten.com — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste MP3 die je hebt gedownload?

A: Rage Against the Machine - Guerrilla Radio www.ratm.com — Asmidin [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: I just checked and double checked, I can't believe being this late with the registration of my domain name. www.leurs.net — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste MP3 die je hebt gedownload?

A: De laatste die ik me kan herinneren is "Aphrodite - ...." — Evert [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: Het Net van KPN. — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: Hoe snel was je eerste internet (modem) verbinding?

A: 52K Baby! (oftewel: 5 kB/s, tergend langzaam) — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: What was the first so-called 'shock-site'(eg. goatse.cx) that you know of?

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. — Richard CMD [add comment]

Q: Wat is het eerste P2P (peer-to-peer) programma dat je hebt gebruikt?


A: KaZaA natuurlijk. — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: When did you realize for the first time, that there wasn't only porn on the internet, but also art? What was the first internet art site you visited?

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. — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: Wat is het eerste P2P (peer-to-peer) programma dat je hebt gebruikt?


A: Napster! In 1999 bracht Napster ons de eerste mogelijkheid om nooit meer te hoeven betalen voor muziek. Dure (2-speed) branders vlogen de winkels uit en de makers van CD-R's deden goede zaken. Het deed ons kennismaken met een gebruik van Internet dat we nog niet kenden. — Richard CMD [add comment]

Q: When did you realize for the first time, that there wasn't only porn on the internet, but also art? What was the first internet art site you visited?

A: When I visited the website of Jodi. www.jodi.org — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What was the best marketing campaign on the internet?

A: The Blair Witch Project archive.salon... — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What was the worst buzzword in the year ...?

A: Venture capitalist — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: Hoe snel was je eerste internet (modem) verbinding?

A: Diese war 56k jedoch der Datendurchsatz erreichte nie den angegebenen Wert. — jodigi [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: Mein erster Internetzugangsprovider hiess Freenet. Mein erste Homepageprovider www.geocities... www.freenet.de — jodigi [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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... — jodigi [add comment]

Q: Welchen Webbrowser benutzen Sie bei Ihren ersten Internetzugang?

A: Den MS Internet Explorer, den ich heutzutage immer noch gerne nutze. — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What was the first web editor with wysiwyg?

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. — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What was the best website in ...?

A: Das deutschsprachige Webportal Web.de www.web.de — jodigi [add comment]

Q: When did you send your first e-mail?

A: Zunächst per Webbrowseranwendung bei web.de - kurze Zeit später per E-Mail-Programm Outlook Express. www.web.de — jodigi [add comment]

Q: Wann legten Sie Ihren ersten E-Mail-Account an?

A: Meinen ersten (kostenlosen) E-Mail-Account legte ich im Jahre 1999 beim Anbieter / Webportal Web.de an. www.web.de — jodigi [add comment]

Q: Who did you send your first email to?

A: An einen guten Bekannten, der mit mir eine Fortbildung zum Chemietechniker machte. — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What is the first webpage you can remember?

A: Es war die Webseite www.netscape.de bzw. das heutige Open Directory Project. www.dmoz.de — jodigi [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

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 — jodigi [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: Mein erster Internetzugangsprovider war der Call-by-Call Zugang von Freenet www.freenet.de — jodigi [add comment]

Q: Hoe snel was je eerste internet (modem) verbinding?

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. — jodigi [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

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 — jodigi [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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... — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: riot www.potatolan... www.desvirtua... — giselle beiguelman [add comment]

Q: Why Under Construction sign is not in used any more?

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! — drx [add comment]

Q: When did you feel nostalgic for the internet for the first time?


A: the first time I met a copyright lawyer — nicolasm [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: my first provider was earthlink. earthlink.net — jwilley [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?


A: I deliberately pursued it ... I was working as a carpenter, then a cabinet maker ... I had been a truck driver (OTR, Coast to Coast) ... before that, I was an English major, tried to be a luthier... I had a windows machine, and I started by typing: <html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> </body> </html> into Notepad. Next, I had an earthlink account and I used their 'click 'n' build' interface. I don't know if I have any of those images still or not -- there wasn't much there, but it seemed pretty nifty at the time. Then I bought the student edition of Macromedia's Web Designer suite with Fireworks 3, Dreamweaver 3, Flash 5 and Freehand. I made a personal site which is still up -- home.earthlin... Next, I looked at it, thought about it, and said to myself -- "but it doesn't DO anything." I built a site for the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society, which I have recently re-done, but the perl scripts I installed from awsd.com/ are still running ... I was thrilled when a question I posed to the forum was answered by the script author himself, Darryl C. Burgdorf. I learned about Telnet, the UNIX command line, and what happens if you don't know to change Windows line endings to UNIX line endings. The URL of that forum is uga.edu/folkd... The look and feel is different but the scripts are the same. While building that site, I needed to get approval from the artist to use his art on the site -- Art Rosenbaum -- who did a poster every year for the North Georgia Folk Festival. I met with Art, and he told me about a program at the Terry College of Business called Master of Internet Technology. I was still working at the cabinet shop, while learning HTML at home in the evenings and spending as much computer time as I could squeeze in while I was at work. I got a book on Perl and started reading through it as much as I could. I asked the computer people at my job what I should do if I wanted to get into the computer field -- one of them told me to start fooling around with Linux. I took his advice and bought the SUSE Linux 7 distro and installed a dual-boot system on my Windows machine. I took the GRE and I got in to the program Art had told me about. In the summer of 2001, I entered Java boot camp, as it came to be known. It was a summer course designed to prepare non-programmers to enter a rigorous program. I quit my job, got a loan and started in earnest. As I approached the Machine, gaining understanding, my wife grew colder and colder .... I didn't do that well with Java at first ... after my own experience, I am a firm believer in the "cookbook" method of learning to code ... get some code, install it, make it run, test it, tweak it ... then try to write some. Anyway, I went through that program and finished in May of 2002 ... one result of that year was a site which is still running: I decided to build a site for my church, here's the URL: www.anglicanc... I took a class at the Lamar Dodd School of Art my 2nd semester -- it was mostly about Flash, and some of the things I learned there came together for my present personal site -- http:// jwilley.net Two months after I was graduated, I got a job at the Lamar Dodd School of Art doing technical support and web development, and I am still doing so. The site I have been building here is an ongoing project -- art.uga.edu -- I have been through 2 incarnations of this site: ice.uga.edu It has been great working with artists to do web projects -- I am a craftsman by nature, and artists respect that. My main languages are PHP and Actionscript. I can do some Java and Perl if I really need to, but I try to avoid it ... My main focus lately has been putting together web interfaces which are intuitive for artists and designers. I try to make things work as much as I can like the tools they are already used to working with ... I believe no one responsible for content on the web should have to do more than type in a box and click a button. Here are some other sites that are running on the same code: lannywebb.com art.uga.edu/c... art.uga.edu/spe/ art.uga.edu/s... jwilley.net — jwilley [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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. — Jennifer [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?


A: Self-taught; first through Geocities interface, then through FrontPage, then finally to Dreamweaver and HTML and Javascript, CGI, FLash, CSS, and PHP. www.gomula.net — jgomula [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: Not that I did anything with the domain for 3 years!! You could get anything you wanted then... — Ruthie B [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: Mijn eerste provider was World Online. — Richard CMD [add comment]

Q: What did your first website look like?


A: The first Geuzen website was launched in 1999. It took us months to gather all materials to hand them over to Martijn Rietveld, who designed the site. The template included a gif animation (now lost) which moved horizontally at the top. When it was finally finished, we had in the mean time learned how to do our own site and abandoned it within months. www.geuzen.org — Femke Snelting [add comment]

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Q: What did your first website look like?

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... — nienk [add comment]

Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

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. — Corbin Supak [add comment]

Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

A: For my own site: www.soy.de, i paid a monthly fee for the web-server. www.soy.de — sim [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

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. — Erna [add comment]

Q: What do you think in the computer is real?

A: 'the thoughts of the people who made the website and the thoughts of the people who visit it' january 2005 . — john chris jones [add comment]

Q: Wann besuchten Sie zum ersten Mal die Suchmaschine Google?

A: In 2000, when alta-vista went on its way down — O. van der Zee [add comment]

Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

A: www.cds.nl — O. van der Zee [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

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. — Dirk [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite wallpaper?

A: color #3A6EA5 www.deltitnu.tk/ — harm [add comment]

Q: What was your first selfmade wallpaper? (For your desktop or for your website)?


A: Textile pattern, interior design, digital design... Wallpapers are magic and a well-designed wallpaper can make your day. — Femke Snelting [add comment]

Q: When did you learn to make websites?

A: In the year 2000... Because of my edjucation. But in 2002 I acctually started to make websites. — Asmidin [add comment]

Q: What was the main reason for you to get on the internet? (work/fun/expanding horizons)?

A: It was because it was new and exciting. I wanted in. — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: What stylistic movements and aesthetics in webdesign do you think had an impact on other media aesthetics like on air design (tv) and print?

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. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What was the first product you purchased online?

A: a book — Iana [add comment]

Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

A: amazon — Iana [add comment]

Q: What was the first product you purchased online?


A: A book from Amazone. The Language of New Media. — Hora [add comment]

Q: When did you download software from internet for the first time?

A: I started downloading software from Internet very late. it was in the year 2000 — Iana [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste website die werd afgekeurd door een opdrachtgever of docent.?

A: Het is beschikbaar op www.geo-resou... of www.geo-resou... Ik heb het mee met nog een iemand gemaakt. — Iana [add comment]

Q: When did you register your first e-mail adres at www.hotmail.com?

A: Hong-Kong 2000. In exile in my own country. manutau@hotmail.com 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. manutau@iFrance.com or manutau@gmx.CH I relate my identity more to a webadress than to a passport or a territory. M — Manu Tau [add comment]

Q: What was the first so-called 'shock-site'(eg. goatse.cx) that you know of?

A: That has to be www.rotten.com . www.rotten.com — Stefan CMD [1 comment]

Q: When did you realize for the first time, that there wasn't only porn on the internet, but also art? What was the first internet art site you visited?

A: Design is kinky, and even there i took a look at all the mugshots of hot Design'babes. www.designisk... — Evert [add comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste film over het internet die je gezien hebt?

A: "The Net" met Sandra Bullock — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: Wanneer had je je eerste breedband abonnement?


A: Mijn eerste aansluiting was kabelinternet van de Universiteit Twente, wat ik moest delen met mijn huisgenoten. Deze had een snelheid van 512/64. — Richard CMD [add comment]

Q: When was the first time you used WAP?

A: I used it just once on a friends cell phone, and I thought it was crap. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What was the worst buzzword in the year ...?

A: Edibta — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What happened to the BLINK tag?

A: Es ist ebenfalls ein verzichtbarer HTML-Befehl. — jodigi [add comment]

Q: Was halten Sie vom TAG-Befehl MARQUEE?

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. — jodigi [add comment]

Q: Was ist Ihre witzigste Webseite im Jahre .... gewesen?

A: Cool und ebenfalls recht lustig ist NBC Giga. www.giga.de — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

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.... — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What was the best website in ...?

A: Das Webverzeichnis Yahoo.de und der dazugehörige Webspaceprovider Geocities. www.yahoo.de — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What was the key design technology of the year ...?

A: Ich denke, dass Tauschbörsen eine wichtig Schlüsseltechnolgie sind. Schon alleine was mit Ihnen alles möglich ist, obwohl ich selber nie Tauschbörsen nutze. — jodigi [add comment]

Q: Was war Ihr wichtigster Favorit-Link (Bookmark) im Jahre ....?

A: Seit dem Jahre 2000 den Link zum Webprojekt des Computer-Club Gelsenkirchen e.V. www.GE-Buer.com www.GE-Buer.com — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What is or was the worst website?

A: Ich denke die ersten Versuche mit dem HTML-Online-Editor von Geocities. — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What non-browser applications do you use on the internet?

A: Zum aktualisieren der Homepage ein FTP-Client, sowie ein Messanger. Weiterhin. Weiterhin noch den Client der Brettspielwelt. www.brettspie... — jodigi [add comment]

Q: When did you have your first online chat experience?

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 — jodigi [add comment]

Q: Wann besuchten Sie zum ersten Mal die Suchmaschine Google?

A: Ich glaube, dass ich im Sommer 2000 Google zum ersten Mal genutzt habe und war von dieser einfachen und schnellen Suchmaschine rasch begeistert. — jodigi [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

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.... — jodigi [add comment]

Q: Why Under Construction sign is not in used any more?

A: Ich habe und werde nie das Baustellen-Schild nutzen. Entweder ich stelle Homepageseiten endgültig fertig online oder ich lasse es. — jodigi [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

A: I use frames since my first homepage relaunch. de.geocities.... — jodigi [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?


A: After we founded Q42, it seemed to make sense to register my name, handstede.com. I didn't actually use it, and it expired a year later. Two years ago, I wanted a domain again to play with, and registered knar.org. But people found it too weird and I ended up registering handstede.com again. — Maarten Handstede [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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... — Carl Jacobs [add comment]

Q: Why Under Construction sign is not in used any more?

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. — Carl Jacobs [add comment]

Q: What happened to the BLINK tag?

A: I think they killed it and rightly so it was tacky and annoying! — kirsten wolf [1 comment]

Q: What did your first webpage look like?

A: really dodgey - i did it in notepad or similar — kirsten wolf [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: At tafe studying electronic design and multimedia-rmit melbourne australia www.pixelmorp... — kirsten wolf [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

A: depends on application — Dominik Hruza [add comment]

Q: What is or was the worst website?


A: www.de-n8.nl, now known as www.n8.nl (museumnacht). The stars in the image were moving round: they were the links to other pages, so you had to click on a moving object to get to other pages. Once you had clicked on one, it was impossible to see which you had visited and which not. Horrible! — Steven Pemberton [add comment]

Q: What are the key aesthetic principles of Flash design?

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. — drx [add comment]

Q: Can you remember your first experience of being on-line?

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. — jwilley [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?


A: brain, i-machination & alienation, archive, inscapes, fingers, bloknote — bituur esztreym [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: On the job — Jaap [add comment]

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: futurefarmers and tree axis - an emotional affect www.futurefar... — alex hetherington [add comment]

Q: What was the first porn site you looked at?

A: free gay sex pics — alex hetherington [add comment]

Q: What was the best website in ...?

A: The best website in 2000 was google. It provided me with links to pages that the search engine I usually used, altavista, could not give me. www.google.com — Richard CMD [add comment]

2001

32 Answers

Q: What does userfriendliness mean?

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! — Erna [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?


A: i use webdesign as a tool to communicate, exchange and promote ideas on an international level [in so far as the internet is really international...]. i enjoy designing them and trying to figure out the back end... — audrey [add comment]

Q: Do you feel the internet is becoming the "new tv"? as you end up spending time viewing things you never meant to?


A: In 2001 after I saw the world trade center collapse, my television broke and since then I didn't get a new tv. I liked the feeling of having more time on my hands. I started to read books, listen to the radio, spend qualitity time with my friends. But now in 2004 I just got ADSL and discovered a lot of interesting sites, also with video footage. And indeed I found myself sitting behind the internet all evening. Changing my tv for a smaller, but sharper screen and my easy couch or my bed for my desk and chair. I do not know if I should be so happy about this development. — Dirk [1 comment]

Q: When did you feel nostalgic for the internet for the first time?

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. — Libanus [add comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste Game die je online gespeelt hebt?

A: DOOM II — harm [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

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 eg 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.... — john chris jones [add comment]

Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

A: amazon — john chris jones [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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. — john chris jones [add comment]

Q: When did you build your first website?

A: 2001 — john chris jones [add comment]

Q: What was the first time you (the webdesigner) got involved in a discussion with a programmer about design versus technical issues?

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. — drx [add comment]

Q: What was the worst buzzword in the year ...?

A: web designer???!?!?!?!? — Iana [add comment]

Q: What is or was the Most Important Web Design Company?

A: I still like the website of Yugo Nakamara, especially the 3rd version of his website with all the digi-doodles. yugop.com/ver... — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What was your favorite backgroundcolor in the year .... ?

A: #88beff Babyblue is the new brown. — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: What was your favorite backgroundcolor in the year .... ?

A: #E1F0D8 And i made it in the text editor!! Text color was #003333. Wow. — drx [add comment]

Q: What influence had the growing amount of colors on webdesign?

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. — drx [add comment]

Q: Wanneer had je je eerste breedband abonnement?

A: Juli 2001, Bij @home kabel, en niet verandered sinds — Evert [add comment]

Q: Hoe groot was de invloed van porno op het succes van het internet?

A: Het heeft wel positieve invloed maar het is toch maar een faktor. — Iana [add comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste Game die je online gespeelt hebt?

A: ::Half life:: & ::Unreal Tournament:: — Asmidin [add comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste Game die je online gespeelt hebt?

A: Unreal Tournament. — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: Wanneer had je je eerste breedband abonnement?

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). — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: Wanneer had je je eerste breedband abonnement?

A: Op mijn studio: ADSL Fast van XS4ALL — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What was the worst buzzword in the year ...?

A: Best buzzword: Lead balloons (for all the internet startups that ceased to exist after the internet hype collapsed) — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What was the best website in ...?

A: Das PHP-Forum des Homepagetoolanbieters www.myphorum.de (jetzt www.mysnip.de) www.myphorum.de — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What was the worst technology in the year ...?

A: Die hochgepriesene WAP-Technologie, die sich immer noch nicht richtig gegen I-Mode durchsetzen konnte. — jodigi [add comment]

Q: When did you register your first e-mail adres at www.hotmail.com?

A: Um an einen Gewinnspiel teilzunehmen, registrierte ich mich beim E-Mail-Dienst Hotmail — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?


A: Opera opera.com/ — drx [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?


A: yes!!! when you need a simple, cross-platform (well, sorta) solution. www.collatera... — deb [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?


A: It was jwilley.net in 2001 jwilley.net — jwilley [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?


A: My first domain name was gomula.net, purchased in 2001 www.gomula.net — jgomula [add comment]

Q: What was the most important book on webdesign in the year ...?

A: 72 dpi — alex hetherington [add comment]

Q: What are the key aesthetic principles of Flash design?


A: absolute democracy. enveloping the imagination. pixels with a beauty overdose. www.momoyocul... — alex hetherington [add comment]

Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

A: That was bol.com. I chose this site because they don't require you to pay by credit card. — Richard CMD [add comment]

2002

31 Answers

Q: Qu'est-ce qui vous décide à participer à wikipedia?

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.... — nicolasm [add comment]

Q: Please name some websites you like?

A: www.softopia.... 18 websites based on the collection on pages 10 and 11 of 'the internet and everyone' at: www.softopia.... — john chris jones [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

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... — IxnayOnTheTimmay [add comment]

Q: Wat is het eerste P2P (peer-to-peer) programma dat je hebt gebruikt?

A: Limewire, some people share their complete harddisk — O. van der Zee [add comment]

Q: Could you ever imagine to work with only 216 colors?

A: for sure, i hardly ever use more than say 50 colours — Dirk [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

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. — Dirk [add comment]

Q: What are the key aesthetic principles of Flash design?


A: According to Ross Olson (link below): Scaling, 2-D Style, Heavy Strokes, Motion without Cycles. I would add to that: Rounded and anti-aliased edges. www.ordersome... — Michael Murtaugh [add comment]

Q: What was the first website where you got lost?

A: This site freaked me out hehe! www.jotto.com... — Asmidin [add comment]

Q: Have you ever been in love with someone you met online?

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. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: Are you shareing information on Internet (DC+)? Where and how much are you sharing?

A: I used to share a few gb through Napster and then Kazaa and WinMX but I stopped about 2 years ago. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: What was the first product you purchased online?

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. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: When did you learn to make websites?

A: Still learning but the first one was online some time ago — Iana [add comment]

Q: What is or was the Most Important Web Design Company?

A: One of the first sites where i had a overwelming feeling of ooooooooooooooh www.ego7.com www.ego7.com — Evert [1 comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste MP3 die je hebt gedownload?

A: If tomorrow never comes — Xaphire [add comment]

Q: What is the most beautiful wallpaper you've ever seen in this universe?


A: Found on www.video-onl..., now the domain was sold .... — drx [add comment]

Q: How do you think aesthetics and usage of bg images changed over the time?

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. — drx [add comment]

Q: Who is your favorite usability expert?

A: Zeldman.com — mightym [add comment]

Q: Wat is het eerste P2P (peer-to-peer) programma dat je hebt gebruikt?

A: Kazaa, i guess..? — Evert [add comment]

Q: Who is your favorite usability expert?

A: Steve Krug, I like his common sense approach — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What was the best website in ...?

A: Der Homepagetoolanbieter www.webmart.de www.webmart.de — jodigi [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: Für die Vereinsarbeit des Computer-Club Gelsenkirchen e.V. registrierte ich im Frühjahr 2002 die Domain www.Computer-..., deren Webmaster ich seitdem auch bin. www.computer-... — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What did your first webpage look like?

A: it's still on line: www.fluxx.be/... — bruno [add comment]

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: fluxlabs.com/... — bruno [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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) — bruno [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

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 — s2art [add comment]

Q: Who is your favorite usability expert?


A: Zeldman www.zeldman.com — Ellen Pronk [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?


A: Safari OS X -- looks better than anything else out there. Second - Camino. And you must have this plugin -- Safari Stand -- hetima.com/sa... — jwilley [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: got one for a job I was on — Pam [add comment]

Q: What did your first webpage look like?

A: momoyoculture www.momoyocul... — alex hetherington [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: It got the first domain name for my thesis project at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.. www.elterntra... — Yves Hänggi [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: On my own, by using cracked software from friends, then in a fine arts school www.dolmensni... — cyrill duneau [add comment]

2003

33 Answers

Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

A: estore.com.tr to buy a digital camera [nikon coolpix 3100] www.estore.co... — gokcen [add comment]

Q: What was the best website in ...?


A: Google, before the days of the big media buzz, before the rumors of an IPO, when it was still a but of a nuanced, cultish search engine site, but really starting to get well-known amongst computer users. — IxnayOnTheTimmay [add comment]

Q: Does the development of Internet has a positive or negative influence on the humans relations?

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. — Libanus [add comment]

Q: Have you ever used wap, imode or utms services?


A: yes, i use gprs in combination with my smartphone. it's relatively cheap, and i can use my hotmail and newspages in the most remote places. even msn is possible. i like the idea of getting the latest news, while you are waiting in the bus or sitting at the toilet :-) if the speed gets faster in the future, it would be great! — Sammy L. [add comment]

Q: When did you first use a database?

A: Mysql, my fist interaction with PHP... — Evert [add comment]

Q: What was your first selfmade wallpaper? (For your desktop or for your website)?


A: On the occasion of the exhibition "the first ten years" by students of merz akademie stuttgart, i made my first wallpaper. www.wirblich.... — mightym [add comment]

Q: What was the first online community you joined?

A: I was invited by an indish friend. www.orkut.com — Hora [add comment]

Q: What was the first online community you joined?

A: Ich wurde von einem indischen Freund eingeladen. www.orkut.com — Hora [add comment]

Q: What was the first product you purchased online?

A: A special remix/cd download. www.radiojxl.com — Evert [add comment]

Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

A: www.radiojxl.com, where i bought a special edition cd. — Evert [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: Not really bought it myself, I got it as a graduation present. mantaworks.nl/ — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

A: Amazon — Manu Tau [add comment]

Q: When was the first time you used WAP?

A: When I first prssed the wrong button. Oops! There goes my minutes! — Stefan CMD [1 comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste MP3 die je hebt gedownload?

A: Een van de weinige illegale MP3's die ik heb gedownload: "California Dreaming" van de Mama's & Papa's — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste website die werd afgekeurd door een opdrachtgever of docent.?


A: Dit was mijn eerste versie van mijn portfoliosite, voor mijn opleiding. Deze werd afgekeurd omdat ik niet genoeg mijn best gedaan had, vooral op het gebied van vormgeving. Misschien hadden ze wel een beetje gelijk... — Richard CMD [add comment]

Q: Wanneer had je je eerste breedband abonnement?

A: Voor thuisgebruik, ADSL Lite van XS4ALL (352/64 Kbit/s), momenteel door upgrades van de de provider: 1120/352 Kbit/s. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: Do you want to talk about POP UP? how much you hate/love them?

A: I really like jodi.org, although it totally messes up my browser. oss.jodi.org/... — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: Was ist Ihre witzigste Webseite im Jahre .... gewesen?

A: Sehr witzig fand ich diese Webseite im Jahre 2oo3 www.Atomic-Eg... — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What was the best website in ...?

A: Das Computermagazinportal der Computerzeitschrift PC-Welt www.pc-welt.de — jodigi [add comment]

Q: When did you first use a database?

A: Ich überlege mir mittlerweile die Datenbanklösung MySQL anzuwenden, aber ich habe es noch nicht umgesetzt... — jodigi [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?


A: Yes - frames rule. www.wellesley... — Jessica Irish [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

A: no... btw, iframes are useful sometimes ;) www.desvirtua... — giselle beiguelman [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

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. — ripvanwinkle [add comment]

Q: What are the key aesthetic principles of Flash design?


A: For me, Flash is all about the code -- it's an entirely new, modern way of creating visual effects. It's all about making simple, small things which use processor rather than bandwidth for effect. There are great things you can do with bitmaps in Flash, to be sure, but the best Flash uses code to mix visual effects and data. To see what I am talking about and play with the code go here: friendsofed.c... — jwilley [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?


A: I just bought my first domain name in 2003 for nujus.net. Immediately I got a come on to purchase nujus.com. I replied that I was an artist and not interested in securing a dot com name. That's the problem with the commercial world, they don't believe in art for art's sake. It alway's has to be applied in some way. When I tell people I'm a digital artist they immediately think I'm a web designer. It's almost a battle to educate people that commerce is not the only thing there is in life. nujus.net — G.H. Hovagimyan [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?


A: I still use frames. It's a good way to present separate file and or live feeds in a browser. nujus.net — G.H. Hovagimyan [add comment]

Q: What is or was the worst website?

A: k10k.net - kidding any site that tells you what is a good web site/project/design/art www.k10k.net — alex hetherington [add comment]

Q: Who is your favorite usability expert?

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.... — Richard CMD [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Mozilla Firebird — merlyna lim [add comment]

Q: What was the first online community you joined?

A: The first site I joined was technically Geocities, but the first site I joined for shared interests was rhizome.org — jgomula [add comment]

Q: What did your first website look like?

A: glasgowland www.glasgowla... — alex hetherington [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?


A: by looking at other people's work... using demo versions of flash and dreamweaver and making hundreds of mistakes and doing it all in public www.glasgowla... — alex hetherington [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?


A: Safari (Since system OSX Safari is Apple's default browser) — Femke Snelting [2 comments]

2004

171 Answers

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: I've bought my first domain name next year! It's funny when you have been spending your time in internet for 9 years and also working as a web designer... isn't it? www.haveatrip... — gokcen [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

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 — rosemary [add comment]

Q: Are there any local webdesign cultures or regional differences in webdesign?

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..... — sue berg [add comment]

Q: What are the key aesthetic principles of Flash design?

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 — Angel Luis Gonzalez [add comment]

Q: Are you shareing information on Internet (DC+)? Where and how much are you sharing?

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. — Josephine Bosma [add comment]

Q: What frustrates you most about webdesign today?

A: That everyone can just make a something and call it a webpage while actully there is sooooo much rubbish on Internet — Iana [add comment]

Q: What do you think about Internet Explorer 'restricting active content', blocking webpage-embedded applications like javascript, etc, etc..?

A: i myself think it 'saves' you many times of spyware, dialers, etc etc. so it's a good thing. but then again, it also blocks my self-made, innocent javascripts.. so i think that's a downside if you look at the usability of IE. — Sammy L. [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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 — John Nicely [add comment]

Q: Do you have space on a server (or own server) and how big it is?

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 — John Nicely [add comment]

Q: Did you ever use "colornames" (eg: "red") or do you prefer hexadezimal definitions?

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 — John Nicely [add comment]

Q: Could you ever imagine to work with only 216 colors?

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 — John Nicely [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: firefox! — audrey [1 comment]

Q: Should there be rules for a web page in order to be allowed on internet? What kind of?

A: There is no medium as democratic as internet, when there are rules, it is no longer a mirror of society. — O. van der Zee [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?


A: As a user I don't have a favourite browser, I like to use different browsers at different times. I like change and get bored when using the same browser all the time. I do have a least favourite browser: IE. As a designer its the one that gives me the most frustrations. — Cheryl Gallaway [add comment]

Q: Have you ever been in love with someone you met online?

A: Yes, i am now! — Libanus [add comment]

Q: Are you shareing information on Internet (DC+)? Where and how much are you sharing?


A: I started using LimeWire since April 2004. I am sharing around 5GB. — Libanus [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?


A: Mozilla — Libanus [add comment]

Q: What do you think about purchasing things online? do you have good/bad experiences?

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. — Libanus [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: I bought my first domain name in March 2004. It was for a project at school about Mapping Human Violence. The website is about the wars in Lebanon. www.warsofleb... — Libanus [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Explorer 6 www.harmlog.tk/ — harm [add comment]

Q: Hoe afhankelijk ben je van het internet? Hoe belangrijk is het voor jezelf? Zou je een week zonder kunnen of heb je na twee dagen al afkick verschijnselen?

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. — Asmidin [add comment]

Q: What do you think about purchasing things online? do you have good/bad experiences?

A: I like buying books online, but of course I'm still hesitant to send a company my personal information, credit card nr, etc. — sabine [add comment]

Q: Does the development of Internet has a positive or negative influence on the humans relations?

A: Definitely positive. The world has become a smaller place and it is possible to interact with a much wider scale of people. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

A: No. They will screw your SEO and make your site inaccessible. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: Who is the Most Important Web Designer?

A: Me :-) — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: Do you think that the virtual reality is the future of human communication?

A: No. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: Do you separate design from content i.e. using CSS for your table free layout?

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. — Marcos Drake [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: B Art in Arhem, daarna Demon — Jehanne [add comment]

Q: Hoe veel e-mail adressen heb je in verloop van tijd al verslonden?

A: Ik schat zo'n 9 á 10 — Jehanne [add comment]

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: Sandberg Institute's website made by Luna Maurer! www.sandberg.nl — goran [add comment]

Q: What was the main reason for you to get on the internet? (work/fun/expanding horizons)?

A: I mainly used it for the communication purposes! — goran [add comment]

Q: What do you think about purchasing things online? do you have good/bad experiences?

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! — goran [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste provider?

A: worldonline — adiah [add comment]

Q: Who did you send your first email to?

A: My girlfriend — adiah [add comment]

Q: Hoe veel e-mail adressen heb je in verloop van tijd al verslonden?

A: About 20 — adiah [add comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste Game die je online gespeelt hebt?

A: geen enkele www.fairnatur... — Angelina den Held [add comment]

Q: Hoe veel e-mail adressen heb je in verloop van tijd al verslonden?

A: 5 www.fairnatur... — Angelina den Held [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

A: I'm a webdirector www.fairnatur... — Angelina den Held [add comment]

Q: If you were to hire a designer to create a web site, what would you insist on? Would you hire a young designer, or someone with a long experience?

A: i would hire someone with a long experience. this person would know the do's and dont's in webdesign.. — Sammy L. [add comment]

Q: What is your news source? The Internet or TV?

A: My main source: TV on nr. 1 and radio at nr. 2 — Asmidin [add comment]

Q: Does the development of Internet has a positive or negative influence on the humans relations?

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. — Evert [add comment]

Q: What do you think about purchasing things online? do you have good/bad experiences?

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. — Asmidin [add comment]

Q: Hoe groot was de invloed van porno op het succes van het internet?

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. — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: What do you think will happen if Internet suddently stops function for 48 hours?

A: We will have a baby boom 9 months later — Evert [add comment]

Q: Do you have space on a server (or own server) and how big it is?

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. — Evert [add comment]

Q: What do you think the development of css styles meant for web design and designers?

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..... — Evert [add comment]

Q: What do you think about purchasing things online? do you have good/bad experiences?

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 — Sammy L. [add comment]

Q: If you were to hire a designer to create a web site, what would you insist on? Would you hire a young designer, or someone with a long experience?

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? — goran [add comment]

Q: What do you think the development of css styles meant for web design and designers?

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. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What is the most beautiful wallpaper you've ever seen in this universe?

A: I don't like wall papers, I prefer solid backgrounds. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: Does the development of Internet has a positive or negative influence on the humans relations?

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. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: How did web design contribute to the migration from local applications on the users' computers to web based application; e.g. webmail, web calendars, web games?

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. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What do you think will happen if Internet suddently stops function for 48 hours?

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. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: Have you ever used wap, imode or utms services?

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. — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: Did you ever use "colornames" (eg: "red") or do you prefer hexadezimal definitions?

A: I prefer the hexadecimal definitions, they are more accurate. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What influence had the growing amount of colors on webdesign?

A: None, colour just plays a minor role in webdesign. — Bas Leurs [1 comment]

Q: Could you ever imagine to work with only 216 colors?

A: it is possible but it will be very boring — Iana [add comment]

Q: When did you feel nostalgic for the internet for the first time?

A: never — Iana [add comment]

Q: What is the most beautiful wallpaper you've ever seen in this universe?

A: the one you make yourself — Iana [add comment]

Q: Did you have remarkable experiences with colors on www?

A: No not really. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: How did web design contribute to the migration from local applications on the users' computers to web based application; e.g. webmail, web calendars, web games?

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. — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: What is your news source? The Internet or TV?

A: Newspapers, magazines, television, TV. Only with 'breaking news', the internet is mij main source of information. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: Did you have remarkable experiences with colors on www?

A: No. — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: Hoe overweeg je om een site te maken in het Nederlands of in het Engels? Hoe belangijk is om een locale internet cultuur te hebben (door sites in nls bijv.)?

A: Als het in het engels otworpen is dat heb je groetere audience. — Iana [add comment]

Q: Why Under Construction sign is not in used any more?

A: it is still used — Iana [add comment]

Q: What was your favorite backgroundcolor in the year .... ?

A: black — Iana [add comment]

Q: Do you want to talk about POP UP? how much you hate/love them?

A: very irritant — Iana [add comment]

Q: What's a website you regret isn't archived better?

A: nl.bol.com 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/ — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: What is your news source? The Internet or TV?

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. — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: Who is the Most Important Web Designer?

A: Bill Gates :o) — goran [add comment]

Q: Does the development of Internet has a positive or negative influence on the humans relations?

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) — goran [add comment]

Q: What is your news source? The Internet or TV?

A: Websites of news TV channels — goran [add comment]

Q: When did you get your first email account?

A: 1999 — goran [add comment]

Q: What was the first search engine you used?

A: IXQuick — goran [add comment]

Q: What was the first product you purchased online?

A: A book — goran [add comment]

Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

A: AMAZON — goran [add comment]

Q: Have you ever used wap, imode or utms services?

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 — DaVrolik [add comment]

Q: Who is your favorite usability expert?

A: Jakob Nielsen, always sharp /www.useit.com — DaVrolik [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste website die werd afgekeurd door een opdrachtgever of docent.?

A: Nog nooit voorgekomen :-) — Xaphire [add comment]

Q: Did you have remarkable experiences with colors on www?

A: I think I had one recently. It is connected to elections in Ukrain. To support the opposition many sites changed their background color to #FF9900 public.fotki.... — agatha [add comment]

Q: What do you think will happen if Internet suddently stops function for 48 hours?

A: Some state will be found responsible and bombed. — drx [add comment]

Q: Why Under Construction sign is not in used any more?


A: They are odd and they made Internet sites look like broken highways. I made one and put it online not pretending to make serious design just nostalgic...remembering all the stuff that filled "my first web page" ### years ago. — aleph [add comment]

Q: What was your favorite backgroundcolor in the year .... ?

A: colorful background images instead of particular colors. year by year all colors became boring — agatha [add comment]

Q: What kind of e-mail account do you use and why?

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? — drx [add comment]

Q: Are you shareing information on Internet (DC+)? Where and how much are you sharing?

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... — drx [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?


A: Firefox. www.mozilla.org/ — Hora [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?


A: Mein bevorzugter browser ist Firefox, da er klein ist und gut. www.firebird-... — Hora [add comment]

Q: What do you think will happen if Internet suddently stops function for 48 hours?

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 — Iana [add comment]

Q: Do you have space on a server (or own server) and how big it is?

A: No I still have no space on a server — Iana [add comment]

Q: What kind of e-mail account do you use and why?

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. — Iana [add comment]

Q: Are you shareing information on Internet (DC+)? Where and how much are you sharing?

A: I am sharing 46G in DC+ — Iana [3 comments]

Q: Do you actually know what and where is the Silicon Valley?

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 " — Iana [add comment]

Q: What is more important - friendly user interface or original design? (assuming that if you combine them nothing new will come out)?

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... — claudia [add comment]

Q: Wat was je eerste website die werd afgekeurd door een opdrachtgever of docent.?

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. — Evert [add comment]

Q: Was the web design beter a decate ago? - what effect has the popularisation and the technology on the web design?

A: What is better? — Evert [add comment]

Q: Have you ever used wap, imode or utms services?

A: Yeah, i use GPRS to send pictures from my mobile to my webpage. www.mmstoday.nl — Evert [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: www.mmstoday.nl sponsord by my school! It was my final project, i "graduated" on this website. www.mmstoday.nl — Evert [add comment]

Q: Hoe veel e-mail adressen heb je in verloop van tijd al verslonden?

A: Voor persoonlijk gebruik, 5 of 6, Freemail Hotmail Gmail @home mmstoday.nl (persoonlijk en zakelijk) 1020concepts.nl (persoonlijk en zakelijk) Plus schoolmails — Evert [add comment]

Q: Does the development of Internet has a positive or negative influence on the humans relations?

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? — Iana [add comment]

Q: Hoe veel e-mail adressen heb je in verloop van tijd al verslonden?

A: hotmail(2), zonnet, euronet, quicknet, @macsupport.nl, @applecentrecs.nl, HRO, Gmail, lycos 10 dus voor zover ik mij kan herinneren — Maarten W. [add comment]

Q: Hoe veel e-mail adressen heb je in verloop van tijd al verslonden?

A: Voor zover ik me kan herinneren zo'n 8 verschillende adressen, waarvan er momenteel nog 4 actief zijn. — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: Wat was de eerste Game die je online gespeelt hebt?

A: Ik heb het nog nooit gedaan. Ik vindt het niet leuk. — Iana [add comment]

Q: Hoe veel e-mail adressen heb je in verloop van tijd al verslonden?

A: 3 in totaal.... Asmidin@hotmail.com, kenshin@hotmail.com en nu nog in gebruik digital_distortion@hotmail.com www.hotmail.com — Asmidin [add comment]

Q: What is more important - friendly user interface or original design? (assuming that if you combine them nothing new will come out)?

A: I prefer a friendly user interface. If it's not functional, then why use it? — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: Hoe groot was de invloed van porno op het succes van het internet?

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) — Maarten W. [add comment]

Q: What is more important - friendly user interface or original design? (assuming that if you combine them nothing new will come out)?

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. — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: Have you ever been in love with someone you met online?

A: Yes... 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. — Asmidin [add comment]

Q: Hoe groot was de invloed van porno op het succes van het internet?

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. — Asmidin [add comment]

Q: What is more important - friendly user interface or original design? (assuming that if you combine them nothing new will come out)?

A: Dat hangt er vanaf wat en wie je met je site wil bereiken. Design is denk ik functie afhankelijk — Maarten W. [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Opera - more reliable than Google, Yahoo and Mozilla. — Iana [add comment]

Q: What do you think the development of css styles meant for web design and designers?

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. — Iana [add comment]

Q: Have you ever been in love with someone you met online?

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. — Iana [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Safari 1.2.4 (Mac) of Mozilla Firefox 1.0 (Windows) — Maarten W. [add comment]

Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

A: Never, really. I was tempted to buy some T-shirts some time ago, but I don't have a creditcard. — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

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. — Bas Leurs [1 comment]

Q: Have you ever been in love with someone you met online?

A: No. Never. — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?


A: Firefox. — Stefan CMD [add comment]

Q: What non-browser applications do you use on the internet?

A: Mail (Apple), MSN, Fetch, iChat, Terminal — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Safari — Bas Leurs [add comment]

Q: Do you want to talk about POP UP? how much you hate/love them?

A: funny question if you think my own website is 100% pop-up!! someone say it's terrible, someone not.. I'll improve it... with more pop-up? :) www.francescazanella.com — Fran [add comment]

Q: Was ist Ihre witzigste Webseite im Jahre .... gewesen?

A: Sehr interessant sind auch die Filme dieser Webseite. www.pc-killer.de — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What was the best website in ...?

A: Das Online-Spiele-Portal Brettspielwelt.de www.brettspie... — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What was the first online community you joined?

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... — jodigi [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Used Safari for a couple of years, but now I use Firefox for most of my time. — Yasuhisa Hasegawa [add comment]

Q: What non-browser applications do you use on the internet?

A: freenet, rss reader, mail client (mozilla mail), irc client (xchat) — bruno [add comment]

Q: What is or was the Most Important Web Design Company?

A: www.2advanced... - the flash overlords :) — bruno [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

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.. — bruno [add comment]

Q: Who is your favorite usability expert?


A: 37Signals is a great agency, whose work I like a lot. The Adaptive Path people are ofcourse excellent. Although I haven't read Jesse James Garrett's book yet, I love his 'elements of user experience' model. Steve Krug's book and slogan 'don't make me think!' are good, however limited in scope. Jakob Nielsen's recommendations are always good, but his usability focus leaves little room for aesthetics. But my personal favorite 'guru' is Richard Saul Wurman, whose book 'Information Anxiety 2' deals with much more than just usability or web design. — Maarten Handstede [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Firefox, definitely. — fokky [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?


A: Firefox, because it has the best standards compliancy, and is available crossplatform. It's fast and usable. However I mainly use Safari because it just feels more integrated in OS X. — Maarten Handstede [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?


A: Not unless it's necessary conceptually or technically. There's always the issues with bookmarking and people coming from search engines. But the main consideration is: 'do I create a set of content pages or a web application?' Content pages should be easily re-usable (copying text, printing, bookmarking,...); web applications should be fast and compact. — Maarten Handstede [add comment]

Q: When did you buy your first domain name?

A: I bought FogArt.dom this year because my student address took too long to type www.fogart.com — Teresa Fogard [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

A: Yes, when you need to control what the viewer sees and how they see it. — Teresa Fogard [add comment]

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: Micheal Atavar www.e-says.co... — Teresa Fogard [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: I took at class on Digital Art at the UW. Art 131 Bits and Bytes. students.wash... — Teresa Fogard [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

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. — Cheryl Gallaway [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Firefox on PC Camino on OsX — Carl Jacobs [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: firefox on osx www.pixelmorp... — kirsten wolf [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

A: NEVER !!!!! www.pixelmorp... — kirsten wolf [1 comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?

A: i was scavenging the net for code www.jtwine.com — jtwine [add comment]

Q: What is or was the worst website?

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. — Simon Heilesen [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

A: Absolutely! — Simon Heilesen [add comment]

Q: What did your first website look like?


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. — agatha [add comment]

Q: What did your first website look like?

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. — agatha [add comment]

Q: Who is the Most Important Web Designer?

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 — agatha [add comment]

Q: What non-browser applications do you use on the internet?

A: interarchy fetch ichat mail recently gophered around a little too! — s2art [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

A: I am what I'd call a hobbyist, but I teach it, web design, and I use my own site as a online advert for my teaching and workshops stunik.com/ab... — s2art [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Safari and Firefox — s2art [add comment]

Q: Who is your favorite usability expert?

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 — ripvanwinkle [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Put me down for Mozilla or Firefox. www.uark.edu/... — brescia [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

A: I'm going to say no on this one. Frames are still cause access problems and arn't necessary. comp.uark.edu... — brescia [add comment]

Q: What did your work environment (virtual or physical) look like in the year ...?


A: more paired down; more text led, uglier and angrier, but still exploring beauty www.theantima... — alex hetherington [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?


A: I try not to -- I never do now that I have a good understanding of CSS and using PHP include files. The only reason to use frames is if you don't understand how to compartmentalize the different pieces by using code that runs on the server -- which actually turns out to be much easier and less confusing, once you get the hang of it. Here are some of my Demonstration scripts -- grab the code if you can use it. http://artdev.uga.edu artdev.uga.edu — jwilley [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Safari for OSX — G.H. Hovagimyan [1 comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

A: and not only frames, but iframes as well. — agatha [add comment]

Q: What was the first piece of netart you remember seeing?

A: what is net art? www.jodi.org — alex hetherington [add comment]

Q: Who is your favorite usability expert?

A: nicolas malevé > www.constantv... www.michelcle... — mc [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

A: yes before, not now www.michelcle... — mc [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: mozilla, safari www.michelcle... — mc [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Mozilla Firefox — merlyna lim [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

A: No, thank you. — Jennifer [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

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. — Adrian Miles [2 comments]

Q: When did you first use a database?


A: This year! For the sites gcc.bradley.e... and www.gomula.net gcc.bradley.e... — jgomula [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?


A: No, you can't bookmark pages, they don't work in text only browsers, and they are fairly inaccessible (much like Flash, unfortunately). www.bluemooni... — jgomula [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?


A: Safari and FoxFire are my favorites. Internet Explorer gives me headaches. www.liquidneo... — jgomula [add comment]

Q: What was the worst buzzword in the year ...?

A: "content" — alex hetherington [1 comment]

Q: What is or was the Most Important Web Design Company?

A: futurefarmers — alex hetherington [add comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

A: yes. lots of them. constantly — alex hetherington [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Netscape is still my favourite — Ruthie B [1 comment]

Q: Wat is jouw definitie van webdesign?

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... — Femke Snelting [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Mozilla or Firefox www.getfirefo... — Femke Snelting [add comment]

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2005

45 Answers

Q: Is web design art?

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... — sue berg [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

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.... — Simon Worthington [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: Firefox is what I prefer because it brought back the BLINK tag which even Netscape stopped to support at some point — frederic [add comment]

Q: Are you shareing information on Internet (DC+)? Where and how much are you sharing?

A: it is not realated to webdesign at all!?! but I'll anwser anyway: yesss in DC around 110GB... look for me ;-) — Krio[rk] [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?


A: newbe and still learning creating and making a lot of mistakes — Krio[rk] [add comment]

Q: What frustrates you most about webdesign today?

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! — Corbin Supak [add comment]

Q: Do you actually know what and where is the Silicon Valley?

A: still don't — gaugefield [add comment]

Q: Wat is jouw definitie van webdesign?

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! — Kim [add comment]

Q: Do you have space on a server (or own server) and how big it is?


A: To understand my answer, you first have to know that I live in Chile, but travel around the world a lot (so I have lots of friends in Chile, and lots of friends around the globe). I have two servers. One in Chile with 1 GB of space, where I place files that will interest mostly to chilean users, and another one in Germany with 2 GB of space for everything else. www.leoprieto... — leo prieto [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?


A: Webdesign gives sense on using the input instruments of my computer. If I wasn't for webdesign I wouldn't need them on internet, we would be like zombies I gess... :) www.airfiasco... — xixi azul [add comment]

Q: Do you think that the virtual reality is the future of human communication?

A: I hope not, but there is no boundary against it. — cas [add comment]

Q: What do you know about "websafe" colors, and when were they interesting to work with?

A: websafe colors should be used if a site should lock good even on 216 (?) Colors. I think the named ones are websafe. I used them on my website for the touch. www.soy.de — sim [add comment]

Q: What do you think in the computer is real?

A: Everything. — Josephine Bosma [add comment]

Q: Please name some websites you like?

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 — John Nicely [add comment]

Q: Do you separate design from content i.e. using CSS for your table free layout?

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 :-) — John Nicely [add comment]

Q: Do you feel the internet is becoming the "new tv"? as you end up spending time viewing things you never meant to?

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 — John Nicely [add comment]

Q: Vroeger was beter?

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. — Ronald [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?


A: E-Bizz Strategist www.cdmatics.com — Jonne van der Drift [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite browser?


A: From apple.com — Kim [2 comments]

Q: What do you think in the computer is real?


A: What makes it REAL is that our perceptions and emotions can be manipulated by a machine (the computer). — Cheryl Gallaway [add comment]

Q: Please name some websites you like?


A: From pantone: www.colorstro... www.colorstro... — Cheryl Gallaway [add comment]

Q: How did you learn to make websites?


A: I learn HTML at school. I think that is very difficult to learn about web-page software. I am graphic designer that I just learn 2 softwares then can do very well. But now I have to learn a lot of softwares for design webpage. Difficult. too difficult. — sasson [add comment]

Q: Are you shareing information on Internet (DC+)? Where and how much are you sharing?


A: Yes, I am .I am sharing people.I just learn a little bit about HTML. I made a small homepage about experience. Have a look. Sasson pzwart.wdka.h... — sasson [add comment]

Q: Please name some websites you like?

A: I like the website www.elabauer.com — reinH [1 comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

A: No, not in this world www.paulapowe... — paula [add comment]

Q: What was the first web editor with wysiwyg?

A: I think it was and it is still Dreamweaver although it is not always acting as WYSWYG — Iana [add comment]

Q: What was the first time you thought about visitor(user) friendly design?

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. — Iana [add comment]

Q: What is your news source? The Internet or TV?

A: Mostly, I am watching the new on TV but if I want to learn things in details I do go on Internet — Iana [add comment]

Q: What is your favourite wallpaper?

A: it is da Vinci - very relaxing combaining all the creations of da Vinci and I love him as an artist. — Iana [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

A: I am studying for being a webdesigner, someone who can add value to the web design as we kno it today. — Iana [add comment]

Q: What is the definition of web designer and what are the requirements of becoming one?

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. — Iana [add comment]

Q: What is more important - friendly user interface or original design? (assuming that if you combine them nothing new will come out)?

A: I think original design - because if people like your idea, the design they will get use to the manner of navigation. — Iana [add comment]

Q: What do you think about purchasing things online? do you have good/bad experiences?

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. — Iana [add comment]

Q: What are the inspiration brons of famous web designer?

A: I think they are getting inspired by their precedesors or different art forms. — Iana [add comment]

Q: What are de landmarks and/or milestones in the history of the internet?

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 — Iana [add comment]

Q: Wat is jouw definitie van webdesign?

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. — Iana [add comment]

Q: To what extent has web design changed the relation between designer and user?

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. — Iana [add comment]

Q: Should there be rules for a web page in order to be allowed on internet? What kind of?

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. — Iana [add comment]

Q: Please name some websites you like?

A: www.andyfould... www.twice2.ch www.belief.com www.neopad.net www.estevedur... www.phoenixar... and maaannnyyyy more — Iana [add comment]

Q: If you were to hire a designer to create a web site, what would you insist on? Would you hire a young designer, or someone with a long experience?

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. — Iana [add comment]

Q: Hoe afhankelijk ben je van het internet? Hoe belangrijk is het voor jezelf? Zou je een week zonder kunnen of heb je na twee dagen al afkick verschijnselen?

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:) — Iana [add comment]

Q: Wat is jouw definitie van webdesign?

A: Het internet vormgeven met behulp van bepaalde technieken. www.moniquefi... — Monique Fisscher [add comment]

Q: What is your relation to webdesign?

A: Ik ben kunstenaar en gebruik het internet om mijn werk te tonen. www.moniquefi... — Monique Fisscher [add comment]

Q: Hoe overweeg je om een site te maken in het Nederlands of in het Engels? Hoe belangijk is om een locale internet cultuur te hebben (door sites in nls bijv.)?

A: Voor mensen die in Nederland geld willen verdienen is bijna altijd een Nederlandstalige website essentieel. — CoenFischer [1 comment]

Q: Should you use frames?

A: only if you really really have thought it through — Pam [add comment]

2008

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Q: What is your favourite browser?

A: mozilla — bruno [add comment]

2205

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Q: What is the first site where you spent money?

A: The first site where I spent money was www.ferniefat... to pay for a mountain bike tour. — Bill Smith [1 comment]

2999

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Q: When did google.com launch?

A: The question should rather be when it will finally cease to exist. — drx [1 comment]

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