The Evolution of Web Technologies

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The World Wide Web has changed an awful lot over the last few years. In fact, its hard to believe how much the web has grown since the early 1990s, when this technology, which we all now take for granted, first made its entrance.

We've seen various iterations of HTML being introduced, as well as key technologies such as JavaScript, Flash, XML and AJAX over the last 20-odd years. We've also seen the introductions of new web browsing technologies - from the popular Internet Explorer, to Safari, Firefox and Chrome.

The difficulty comes in understanding how all these technologies interact with one-another and how, as a collective, they've helped further innovate the World Wide Web.

Well, that's now no-longer a problem. Just a few days ago, Google launched a rather snazzy interactive infographic which has been built in HTML5 and details the evolution of web technologies including the roles browsers have played.

If you click on the image below, you'll be taken to the webpage - just make sure you're viewing it using a browser capable of rendering HTML5!

Evolution of Web Technologies

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