Web Designer Day
Every May 31st is celebrated as Web Designer Day. This day pays homage to the professionals who build the pages and sites we’re all accustomed to visiting on the Internet.
While computer systems engineers, system administrators, data technicians, and other computer science professionals are responsible for handling the hardware the Internet runs on, web designers are the professionals responsible for ensuring that the World Wide Web looks and operates as it should.
So, anyone who has ever headed to a website to read the latest news, play a game, or buy something should take the time to thank these professionals for what they do every single day of the year.
The History of Web Designer Day
As most people reading this probably already know, the World Wide Web is a system of hypertext documents that are interlinked and run on the Internet. Also known as WWW or simply the Web, it’s used worldwide and presents its users with a graphical interface that can be interacted with.
It was created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist, in 1989 while he was employed at CERN. The purpose of creating the Web was to share information across networks and to allow his colleagues to collaborate on projects.
He wanted the system to be simple to use and intuitive to increase the accessibility of information to everyone working on a project. The first web browsers were invented in the early 1990s, making it possible for people to interact with the World Wide Web through a graphical interface.
From that point on, the Web began to grow at an exponential rate. New websites were coming online every day, and then the first e-commerce sites began to appear. This only increased society’s interest in the Web, and it would eventually grow into the powerhouse that we now know and love.
Now, billions of people all over the world use the World Wide Web to perform a variety of tasks. While the history of the Internet and the Web is well documented, we regret to inform our readers that the history of Web Designer Day is less well known.
We’re sure that somewhere on the Web there’s a page that explains the history of this holiday, but if there is, then it’s lost in the trillions of pages that currently exist. In other words, we’re probably not going to find it.
Observing Web Designer Day
Aside from thanking a web designer for their service on this day, what are some other ways to celebrate Web Designer Day? Well, people can surf the Internet or learn more about the history of the World Wide Web. Aside from that, we suggest that people spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #WebDesignerDay on social media.