TAILIEUCHUNG - Taking Your Talent to the Web- P10

Taking Your Talent to the Web- P10:It was a simple solution to a complex problem. On one side, thousands of designers and art directors are eager to take their talents to the Web but aren’t sure how. On the other, web agencies could not find enough good web designers to get their work done. | 116 WHO How This Web Thing Got Started Why We Mentioned These Things remained the province of geeks the Web would not have gained such ready acceptance let alone exploded into public consciousness. You would not be thinking about a career in web design and this book would be all about delicious low-fat recipes rather than the Web. 1993 January Marc Andreessen and Eric Bina young programmers working for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications NCSA invent a point-and-click graphical browser for the Web designed to run on UNIX machines. It is called Mosaic because the name Pantaloons didn t do as well in testing. Just kidding. Not kidding about Mosaic they did indeed call it that. Just kidding about why they called it that because we frankly don t know and this paragraph felt a little short to us. August Andreessen and his co-workers release free versions of Mosaic for Macintosh and Windows PCs. December Andreessen quits his day job. There are two million Internet hosts and 600 websites. The NCSA What s New page SDG Software Mosaic Docs is both an early non-commercial web directory and one of the first weblogs. A weblog is a frequently updated annotated directory of stuff on the Web. In 1998 weblogs always quietly present would catch on again thanks to sites such as Scripting News Robot Wisdom and Memepool . By 1999 they would become downright trendy as hundreds of web designers create personal weblogs to keep their friends abreast of the sites they like while thousands of first-time web publishers use tools such as Blogger Manila and Pitas to produce their own personal Blogs. 1994 Marc Andreessen hooks up with Jim Clark founder of Silicon Graphics Inc. The two form a company called Mosaic Communications Corporation to promote their Netscape web browser. NCSA holders of the Mosaic trademark balk at this use of their trademark eventually prompting the young browser company .