Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the 1.0 release of NCSA Mosiac, the first important web browser, the one that led to…well, everything else that’s happened online in the past quarter-century.

(Weird to see “World Wide Web” be listed as just one of the various systems Mosaic could work with — and only in third place!)

Mosaic looks comically basic today, of course, with its default grey background, utter lack of layout (even table was a year-plus away), and general aesthetic case of the blahs. But from such starts spring miracles.

Seemingly unrelated: The website Girlboss — “We exist to redefine success for millennial women by providing the tools and connections they need to own their futures” — redesigned recently. I know

Article source: http://www.niemanlab.org/2018/04/maybe-to-be-at-our-best-on-mobile-publishers-should-think-back-to-the-webs-early-visually-spare-days/

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