When the World Wide Web emerged in the early 1990s, HTML consisted of just 18 tags, or elements. Every page was static and unstyled, with web browsers simply fetching HTML files from servers and enabling users to navigate through links. As design principles and programming languages evolved, databases emerged as a way to separate a website’s content (blog posts, photo galleries, products, and the like) from the underlying designs and layouts.
Desktop applications like Adobe Dreamweaver were great for static HTML and CSS sites, but the original static website generators struggled to reasonably connect to the SQL-based relational databases in a visual, user-friendly manner. As a result, content management systems like WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla gained popularity and led the tectonic online shift into interactive web design and dynamic, tailored visitor experiences.
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