The Internet…

  • 1993
    • NCSA releases Mosaic 1.0
    • Adobe releases PDF file specification
  • 1994
    • Network Solutions is still the sole provider of public domain name registration (cost is $25 per year with minimum 2 year agreement)
  • 1995
    • Apache HTTP Server released
    • Microsoft introduces Internet Information Server as part of NT 3.51
    • PHP 1.0 released
    • ColdFusion 1.0 released
    • AltaVista search engine launched by Digital
    • Yahoo! Inc. registers Yahoo.com
  • 1996
    • Javascript introduced by Netscape Navigator 2.0
    • Apache HTTP Server established as the most popular web server (a place it still holds in 2013)
    • Active Server Pages (now Classic ASP) introduced by Microsoft
    • MacroMedia acquires FutureSplash and rebrands it as Flash
  • 1997
    • Google registers Google.com

…Brian Gibbins

  • 1993
    • Used Mosaic (the first browser to display images inline with text)
    • Takes first interest in this thing called The Internet
  • 1994
    • Hand-coded web pages using “vi” (Unix text editing utility)
    • Learned Adobe Photoshop 3.0
    • Learned Adobe Illustrator 5.5
    • Used first version of Netscape Navigator
    • Used HoTMetaL Pro (the first free HTML editor)
    • Beta tested Adobe Pagemill (the first commercial HTML editor)
  • 1995
    • Anxiously awaited the release of Internet Explorer 1.5 which added table support
    • Beta tested Adobe SiteMill (which incorporated Pagemill and multi-page management)
  • 1996
    • Tested NetObjects Fusion 1.0 (another new website management tool)
    • Adopted JavaScript as a client-side method of form validation

Detailed 1993-1997

The Internet…

  • 1997
    • Macromedia releases Dreamweaver 1.0
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2000

…Brian Gibbins

  • 1997
    • Learned ASP
  • 1998
    • Learned MS SQL
  • 1999
    • Co-patented a web based meeting scheduler
  • 2000
    • GoLive?

Detailed 1997-2000

The Internet…

  • 2000
    • The so called Dot.com bubble bursts
  • 2001
    • Research In Motion launches Blackberry, the first Internet enabled phone in the US
    • Apple releases iTunes
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
    • Mark Zuckerberg founds Facebook at Harvard University
    • Ludicorp launches online image and video sharing site Flickr
  • 2005
    • Bernie Ebbers convicted of fraud due to a financial reporting scandal at Worldcom
    • Yahoo! buys Flickr
    • Adobe acquires MacroMedia makers of Dreamweaver and Flash
    • Adobe acquires ColdFusion
  • 2006
    • Twitter launches public short-text platform
  • 2007
    • Apple releases the first iPhone
    • Apple releases the 1st Generation Apple TV
  • 2008
    • Android 1.0 OS released
    • Sun Microsystems buys mySQL
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012

…Brian Gibbins

  • 2000
    • Upgrades to Photoshop
    • Upgrades to Illustrator
  • 2001
    • Begins to use mySQL 3.23
  • 2002
  • 2003
    • Upgrades to mySQL 4.0
  • 2004
  • 2005
    • Launches Internet services company Dynamic Webscapes
    • Builds custom CMS to manage local magazine’s online presence
  • 2006
    • Hired to recode HowStuffWorks.com from ground up
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
    • Team launches Animal Planet Live
    • Buys Raspberry Pi

Detailed 2000-2013