Internet has become an integral part of our lives today. It can be referred to as a series of computer networks by which data can be transmitted by using the Internet protocol. Its origin can be traced to the USA when the Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) program came up with a country-wide radar system in 1958. The intention was to take control of the technology from the former USSR that had launched the satellite Sputnik earlier that year.
Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider or Lick as he was popularly known was the head of the committee that worked on the SAGE program. Lick appointed Lawrence Roberts who worked with him to develop two interconnected nodes as a part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET).
This ARPANET was the basis of the present day internet that we use extensively use. However, it was only in 1974 that the term Internet was used for the first time for describing a single global TCP/IP network and it was on the first January 1983 that hosts on the ARPANET switched over from the older protocols to TCP/IP.
Despite all these initial developments, it took almost a decade for networks to gain acceptance. Tim Berners-Lee is credited for the discovery of the web in 1989, but it was only by the mid 1990’s that it not only gained acceptance and started to be used on a large scale.
At present, it is said over 2 billion people use the internet! Though scores of people surf the Internet, E-mail has been the most popular feature that people use. This is apart from computer users to connect to other computers as well as send files through e-mail, FTP, peer-to-peer networks etc.
Understanding about Web Animation
Types of Web Animation
The following are two of the commonly used web based animation:
Waiting animations: This refers to animation that is done to show the user what is happening in the background.
Interface element animation: Here, the animation shows the user that their action has been registered. For example, if one clicks somewhere on the webpage, it could take them to a contact form, open a sidebar or take them to a different page altogether.
It is aptly said that animation is no longer a novelty for web designers. Instead, it is becoming the basis for effective interaction design. All this while animation was assumed to be just change and motion and was there to merely to bring life to inanimate objects. However, with the utilization of motion in a correct manner has ensured interaction in a successful manner. Therefore, it can be said that web animation has come to say and will surely revolutionize both animation and web sectors in days to come.
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