I'm glad to see they have a whole section for 2Advanced. My programming tutor at college told us not to worry about the internet, treating it as a fad. I learnt html (and css) using View Source. And in my world of "my god, the things you can do if you collapse table borders", I spent hours clicking around 2Advanced witchcraft.
My programming tutor at college told us not to worry about the internet, treating it as a fad
There were quite a few people and companies that thought that way. Microsoft was one of them, and thought people would forever pay it a yearly fee to subscribe to Encarta updates on CDROM.
Fox was another one. I remember when even the smallest television station in the crappiest market had a web site, none of the Fox-owned TV stations had web sites because someone in New York thought the web was a fad.
The first web site I operated was for a TV station in 1997. By 1999 we were putting our video online through a video capture card hooked up to a ReplayTV. I think the Fox O&O across town didn't get a web site until 2005 or 2006.
I think that's roughly the point where CSS was supported well enough to be useful. 2001 was when ie6 was released, so the first browser war was wrapping up at this point and browser features became a bit more fixed.
Thanks for this! A trip to the past, where flash was hero inside a table. After a messy 90’s where web looked like from the 80’s, the 2000’s is where creativity was at. Graphic design took center stage, and interaction experiments would take place in form of websites as if part of an art gallery.