Submitted by soundbiterbh
The expansion of the World Wide Web since the early 1990s has been truly amazing. Once simply a communication medium for scientists and researchers, its many and pervasive tentacles have spread deeply into businesses, organizations, and homes around the world.
Unlike earlier text-based and GUI systems that were developed and nurtured in an organization’s Data Processing and Information Systems groups, the Web’s roots were sown in a market-driven society thirsting for convenience and information. Initially, Web interface design was essentially the design of navigation and the presentation of information. It was about content, not data. In recent years a second and dual focus has emerged — the design of Web applications.