Apple Expo '07 In the early days of the web (the early ’90s), when the first HTML specification was being adopted, CSS did not exist. Web developers and webmasters (do those even exist anymore?) were responsible for delivering their content, design and layout in one package. It worked great and everything was right with the world. That is, until things became more complex. The roaring ’90s of the Internet brought new revisions to the HTML specification and new innovations to web browsers which allowed for increasingly complicated design elements and content delivery methods. The ever-increasing complexity made it more difficult to maintain consistent design across large web sites. That’s when big stupid web design suites became popular. Software like Microsoft FrontPage and Macromedia Dreamweaver became almost a necessity just to maintain page templates and edit pages in a wysiwyg format.

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