The internet is no longer the Wild Wild Web it was in the late 20th century. Jeff looks back at Gopher, Archie and even FTP as a means of storing silos of information (typically early 1990). The emergence of NCSA Mosiac, Netscape and then Internet Explorer, paved the way for the modern Internet (and his personal journey into web development). Along the way we have seen the rise and fall of many communities including MySpace and Geocities, the popularity of animated GIFs (who can forget the “Coming Soon” GIF of a man digging a hole?) and the never ending “Optimised for IE4+” banners on “new” websites.
Jeff is a front-end web developer at Energized Work