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1. In Splendid Variety These Changes Come

“Not everything is design. But design is about everything. So do yourself a favor: be ready for anything.”

MICHAEL BIERUT

The web is a place of constant change, innovation, and well, wonder. The things we can do on, with, and because of the web are absolutely amazing, particularly when you remember what the early days of the commercial web were like. Thinking about the early days, the way we built websites in 1995 and what design possibilities were available to us then—it all seems laughable now.

In some ways, the web design process is completely different today, but in others, it’s exactly the same.

Designers have scrambled since the beginning of the commercial web to translate the ideas in their heads ...

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