Screengrab from info.cern.chOn April 30, 1993, the first ever website made its way onto the World Wide Web. There was no Geocities, no Angelfire, and definitely no GoDaddy. It was built the same way so many websites are today, using HTML, but look at it and you can see for yourself that the web has come an awful long way in 20 years.
If you got to info.cern.ch, you’ll be able to check out what the world’s first website looked like at its original domain. The research group, who you may know better for their work with the Large Hadron Collider or their fantastic rap videos about that work, made the World Wide Web technologies available to the public domain on this day in 1993. The move was backed by web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, whom we have to thank for all the great and not-so-great ways we use the web.
The page, which had already been preserved on this W3 page, gave basic instructions on how to use the World Wide Web – at least, the World Wide Web (or W3 as they call it on the page) as it existed twenty yearsRead More »from First website returns to original URL for 20th anniversary