Earlier this week – a message came through the web font mailing list referencing VRML. A painfully slow, barely usable, 3d modeling-for-the-web technology that I experimented with VRML during my time with Jeremy and da5d.
And I hadn’t heard of since.
Shortly after my adventures in VRML, CSS 2.0 supported custom web fonts as we know them today, and I did some early experiments with that technology.
These two memories made me wonder about the intervening years and the web technologies I’ve worked with since.
- Here’s what the journey looks like so far
- 1996: HTML
- 1997: VRML 2.0
- 1998: Web Fonts in CSS2, more about designing with them, no tech development
- 1999: —
- 2000: Weblogs, more about the act of publishing with them, no tech development
- 2001: WiFi & Tablet PCs, yes, these were some very hot Linux tablet PCs
- 2002: —
- 2003: RSS Feeds (more about reading them, no tech development)
- 2004: Podcasting, First Crack Podcast, PodcastMN, etc
- 2005: Weblogs – round 2, WordPress (WP-iCal, WP-GotLucky, WP-iPodCatter plugins)
- 2006: RSS Feeds – round 2, Cullect
- 2007: Twitter
- 2008: URL Design & Shortened URLs
- 2009: Web Fonts – round 2, Kernest