This really brings back memories:
It was Christmas Eve, 1995, and while the store was busy, I scoured the shelves and eventually got my choices down to two books on publishing HTML. One was about writing HTML in Microsoft Word and even then I could tell it sounded like a bad idea. Instead, I grabbed Creating Your Own Netscape Pages by Andy Shafran, which covered all aspects of HTML in plain simple text and the only helper apps mentioned were a text editor called Hotdog and an image editor called Paint Shop Pro. I bought the book.
Some things don’t change. It is still a bad idea creating web pages in MS Word!
I still get a thrill when I see the old Netscape logo. I can remember how cool it was to see the new, animated Netscape logo when I updated the browser (I was never really an Internet Explorer person). I was also an early adopter of the, then, new Firefox browser and obtained permission from my firm’s IT department to install the new browser on my work laptop.
Image credit: My Old Navigator – Netscape Navigator Version 1.11 by Toshihiro Oimatsu, licensed CC BY 2.0