Web design partially overlaps web engineering in the broader scope of web development. Web designers are expected to have an awareness of usability and if their role involves creating mark up then they are also expected to be up to date with web celestially guidelines. 1988?2001 Although web design has a fairly recent history, It can be linked to other areas such as graphic design. However web design is also seen as a technological standpoint. It has become a large part of people’s everyday lives. It is hard to imagine the Internet thou animated graphics, different styles of typography, background and music.
The start of the web and web design In 1989, whilst working at CERN Tim Burners-Lee proposed to create a global hypertext project, which later became known as the World Wide Web. Throughout 1 991 to 1993 the World Wide Web was born. Text only pages could be viewed using a simple line-mode browser.  In 1993 Marc Andresen and Eric Ball, created the Mosaic browser. At the time there were multiple browsers however the majority of them were Unix-based and were naturally text heavy. There had been no integrated approach to graphical design elements such as Images or sounds.
HTML sites were limited in their design options, even more so with earlier versions of HTML. To create complex designs, many web designers had to use complicated table structures or even use blank spacer . GIF images to stop empty table cells from collapsing.  CSS was introduced in December 1996 by the WAC to support presentation and layout; this allowed HTML code to be semantic rather than both semantic and presentational, and improved web accessibility, see tables web design. In 1996, Flash (originally known as Afterburners) was developed.