At beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf 2015 David Shea, creator of the seminal website CSS Zen Garden gave a talk about the history of web design.
David Shea takes us back on a – somewhat nostalgic – journey 25 years back to remind us about nigh forgotten websites and services (does anybody still remember Hotmail and GeoCities?). There are lessons to be learned from those early incarnations of web design and mistakes to be avoided. Moreover, and quite interestingly many concepts and techniques we consider new today aren’t all that new after all:
Dave Shea: A Brief History of Web Design