There were no web forms, there certainly wasn't any animation, and there weren't even different styles of text or pictures! When the web was new, it was exciting to click from page to page and discover new things. Even more exciting was how easy the web made it for anyone to be able to publish anything at all and have the potential for anyone else on the Internet to read it.
But when people got a taste of what the web could do, they wanted more features! Graphics, text colors, forms, and many other features were introduced very quickly.
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