Afterward, bandwidth exploded. Web 2.0 began, and we started to make our websites act like desktop software. We started to develop complicated templates and libraries to speed up development. We stopped creating our code by hand. Everything was developed on frameworks with existing content management systems. Sites with large codebases became the norm. We came to a point where “web designer” was an outdated term. The job splintered into different specialties to support all these frameworks.
And then mobile devices came on the scene, and we’re back to speed being an issue again.