Elise Blanchard goes on a deep dive of historical GUI design and early browsers to determine why hyperlinks are blue.
However now, I discover myself all consumed by the query, WHY are hyperlinks blue? WHO determined to make them blue? WHEN was this choice made, and HOW has this choice made such a long-lasting affect?
I turned to my co-workers to assist me analysis, and we began to search out the reply. Mosaic, an early browser launched by Marc Andreessen and Eric Bina on January 23, 1993, had blue hyperlinks. To really perceive the origin and evolution of hyperlinks although, I took a journey by way of know-how historical past and interfaces to discover how hyperlinks have been dealt with earlier than shade screens, and the way interfaces and hyperlinks quickly advanced as soon as shade grew to become an possibility.