In the last 20 years, Google’s search engine has changed a lot. If we take a look at technology and web development as a whole, we can see the pace of change is pretty spectacular.
This website from 1998 was informative, but not very attractive or easy to use:
Modern websites not only look much better, but they are equipped with powerful features, such as push notifications, working partially offline and loading in a blink of the eye.
At the very beginning, when the World Wide Web was built with websites made up of only static hypertext markup language (HTML), Google had a simple task to complete:
Make a request to the server → get the static HTML response → index the page
I know this is a super-simple description of the process, but I want to show the differences between processing websites back when and processing websites today.
[Read the full article on Search Engine Land.]
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