Did You Know How The First Website Looked Like

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Did You Know How The First Website Looked Like

The First Website

The first website went online 25 years ago on December 20th, 1990. Tim Berners-Lee designed the first World Wide Web page which flickered to life at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN

It was an inaugural page which was not made live initially explaining how the hypertext-based project worked. The site was made live on August 1991. This plain page laid the foundation of current internet world.

The first web site built was at CERN within the border of France, and was put online on 6 August 1991 for the first time:
info.cern.ch was the address of the world’s first-ever web site and web server, running on a NeXT computer at CERN. The first web page address was http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html, which centered on information regarding the WWW project. Visitors could learn more about hypertext, technical details for creating their own webpage, and even an explanation on how to search the Web for information. There are no screenshots of this original page and, in any case, changes were made daily to the information available on the page as the WWW project developed. You may find a later copy (1992) on the World Wide Web Consortium website.

Via Wiki

Berners-Lee, the creator of the first webpage currently is still involved with the web and is directing the World Wide Web Consortium he helped create. He is actively involved in protecting the open web against both government censorship and telecoms’ attempts to crush net neutrality. CERN which happens to be the birthplace of the World Wide Web is now European research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world.

World Wide Web Timeline


World Wide Web Timeline

The Web has evolved rapidly over the last 25 years. It have become a digital platform for anything & everything you can think about. With the advancement in technologies, web development have come way ahead. It’s now available on everything from a smart phone in your hand to google glasses you wear on your eye. With the latest web designs & cutting edge web technologies the internet of today has much more to offer. However, the main aspect of the web remains the same: it’s a dynamic tool used to share information around the globe. We can’t image what the future would look like but can surely tell it will be a more advance derivation of the first site.

Source: CERN
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