A Decade of Web Design

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A Decade of Web Design

How many people used the web by year:
●    1996: 36,000,000
●    1997: 70,000,000
●    1998: 147,000,000
●    1999: 248,000,000
●    2000: 361,000,000
●    2001: 513,000,000
●    2002: 587,000,000
●    2003: 719,000,000
●    2004: 817,000,000
●    2005: 1,018,000,000
●    2006: 1,093,000,000
●    Now:  2,749,000,000

How many websites were there by year (or number of domains registered)
Numbers are approximate:

●    1995 – 19,000
●    1996: 100,000
●    1996 – 600,000
●    1997 – 1,500,000
●    1998 – 3,000,000
●    1999 – 9,000,000
●    2000 – 25,000,000
●    2001 – 36,000,000
●    2002 – 35,000,000
●    2003 – 40,000,000
●    2005 – 70,000,000
●    2006: 100,000,000
●    Now: 250,000,000

Most Common Screen resolution:

●    1996: 640×480
●    2001: 800×600
●    2006: 1024 x 768
●    Now: 1366×768 HD

Most commonly used browsers:

●    1996: Netscape
●    1999: Internet Explorer
●    2001: Internet Explorer
●    2006: Internet Explorer
○    Note: Firefox has consistently had 20-30% since 2009
●    2012: Google Chrome
●    Now: Google Chrome

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Sources:
http://archive.org/web/web.php
http://www.nngroup.com/articles/100-million-websites/
http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/08/internet-passes-250m-registered-top-level-domain-names/
http://royal.pingdom.com/2008/09/16/the-web-in-1996-1997/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/1738496.stm
http://www.screenresolution.org/year-2013/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers
http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_display.asp
http://www.nngroup.com/articles/serif-vs-sans-serif-fonts-hd-screens/
http://www.internetworldstats.com/emarketing.htm
http://www.businessinsider.com/then-and-now-the-most-visited-domains-of-1996-and-today-2011-7#20-then-uiucedu-now-fox-int-media-1
http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2006/11/01/november_2006_web_server_survey.html
http://seekingalpha.com/article/25309-the-20-most-popular-websites
http://designsuperstars.net/portfolio-post/the-most-popular-websites-in-2001/