Mink Machine

Ten year anniversary

This site has now been online for ten years! Time flies. In 1994, when I took my first humble steps in the art of HTML, the tools were simple in my Solaris environment: Writing HTML in Emacs, hit “c-x c-s” and viewing the result in the Mosaic browser.

Later that year, the first public beta of the Netscape browser was released and there was much rejoice. This was 11 months before Microsoft woke up and released Internet Explorer 1.0 in August 1995, built on the ashes of Spyglass Mosaic.

For three years, the so called browser wars raged. Finally, Microsoft were victorious and Internet Explorer was the uncontested browser.

These were the days of the wild wild web, but during the first years of the new millennium some began to preach the use of web standards and an accessible approach to web development. Today, that small group of dedicated souls has grown into something more, a sort of crusade against the tyranny of tag soup and browser-dependent web sites.

I look forward to experiencing the development of the web for another ten years.

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