The first program to incorporate WYSIWYG technology was Bravo. This document preparation program was developed for the Alto computer designed at the Palo Alto Research Center of Xerox. Though Bravo was never released commercially, its direct descendant was included in the Xerox Star.
WYSIWYG, Ethernet, GUI, bitmap graphics and several computer technologies that we used today have been developed at the Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).
Adobe Flash had humble beginnings in a drawing program called SmartSketch before the onset of WWW. This application was ported to Windows and Mac to create animations that could run on web pages. This new product was called FutureSplash Animator. [more...]