The Future of Web Design --Philip J Reed, on behalf of Westwood College Web design has changed dramatically during the past 20 years. In many ways, these changes were driven by the new types of Internet connections, computer hardware and browsing software that people used to access websites. Designs have steadily increased in complexity. Web design continues to evolve as Internet users obtain mobile devices and even faster connections. During the mid-1990s, there were fewer multimedia formats and not as many HTML tags. Web design remained relatively simple. Website designers sought to accommodate users with monochrome monitors and slow modems, according to Astra Web Design. In the early days of the web, many designers put a strong emphasis on efficiency and accessibility. As time went on, Internet users obtained faster modems and fewer people used text-only browsers. Icons, banners and pop-up ads started to appear on many websites. Macromedia Flash first appeared in 1996; it eventually led to a profusion of online animations and videos. M

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