The Josh.biz Blog

Josh.biz celebrates 15 years in business: 2005-2020

Birthday cake - 15 years

During the past 15 years we’ve helped over 300 businesses to represent themselves in the best way possible online and we’re continuing to strive forward, embracing new trends and technologies, as they appear.

Blast from the past!

Here’s a quick reminder of the technology world of 2005 when we started. It’s amazing how much has changed…

iPhones were still just a twinkle in the eye!

When we founded Josh.biz, the iPhone was yet to appear on the scene. It would be another 2 years before the first iPhone would arrive and they wouldn’t become widely popular until 2009 (with the launch of the iPhone 3GS). This heralded the age of the smartphone.

Before smartphones arrived, web design was much easier, without all the different screen sizes we now have to design for! In those days we were all using traditional computer screens, with standard resolutions.

Windows XP everywhere

Windows XP

Windows XP was the favourite operating system, with Windows Vista on the horizon for 2006. And Windows 7 to arrive in 2009.

Internet Explorer ruled the roost

Back in 2005 Microsoft Internet Explorer was the dominant browser, with a massive 85% market share. Behind this came Firefox and Safari.

Nowadays things have changed dramatically with Internet Explorer discontinued (nobody should be using this anymore!). Google Chrome would arrive in 2009 and is now the most popular browser with a 70% market share in 2020.

Designing for the different versions of IE presented constant issues for web designers, with so many different versions being used and each with their own set of problems. Good riddance to Internet Explorer we say!


Celebrating 15 years!

Here’s to the next 15 years and whatever lies ahead!

At the moment we have a whole new set of problems to deal with during these unusual times. Never before has it been so important to keep your online presence fresh, up to date and working hard for you.

Thanks again for choosing to work with us and we look forward to assisting you for many more years to come!


To coincide with our birthday celebrations, we’re also very excited to announce the arrival of our brand-new hosting platform, coming soon to all clients.

Our new hosting platform for 2021

Cloud hosting

Over the coming year we’ll be migrating all our clients across to our new hosting platform which will bring a huge raft of benefits, guaranteeing a hosting platform for your website, fit for the 21st century.

Features include:

  • 10Gb of dedicated web space for your website
  • Mailboxes, each with 10Gb of online storage
    (no more downloading emails)
  • Even faster speeds and enhancement tools
  • Automated billing and monthly payment options
  • …and much, much more
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