I published my first web page in the server of my university. It was at the end of August, 1996. It will be 25 years soon. I was about to turn 23, and I had taught myself HTML with Liz Castro’s excellent book “HTML for the World Wide Web”.
It could not do much more than validating forms back then. That was the primary use of those
Usability has never been a strong characteristic of the developer community.