In the beginning there was HTML. But it was dull and lifeless until the
In 2006, Sass (and a little later Less and Stylus) appeared to make text blinking less painful. But the real highlight of the year was the grandiose entrance of jQuery, which was, until quite recently, the way to make text blink through DOM manipulation. The defiant
Then began the dark age of IE6 compatibility. IE6 made consistent cross-browser text blinking unnecessarily complicated. All the other browsers had nicer blinking features, but people kept using the damn thing until big names abandoned it and took a firm stand ("we want blink!") to put the final nail in its coffin in 2010.
2010 was also the year AngularJS came along to make us question the ways of the one true JS library, the Holy jQuery. The mighty
$ was challenged by
ng-, but stood its ground and still survives today.
Three years later, in 2013, came
<blink> tag! If it wasn't for React, the PascalCase offspring of the long forgotten originator of all things web would not exist: the shiny new
Did I forget what? Come on, need I mention the F word? To its credit, it was the best way to make images blink for quite a long while though!
¹ The implementation thereof is left as an exercise for the reader.