Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The first web page: August 1991

The World Wide Web project
Did you ever see the first web page ever posted? This is it. It was made by Tim Berners-Lee.

1 comment:

Doug Humes said...

In form it reminds me of old Gopher menus - when you did a search on the early internet, you received back a menu, made a choice, received back another menu, until at some point you dug down deep enough to receive content. With the WWW, it looks like they replicated that idea, with the Gopher menus being replaced by hyperlinks. The real change came when the download speeds increased - because though you could build web pages with photos and graphics, they took forever to download. You would rather use Gopher for its speed But when the hardware caught up - when you did not have to clock on a link and wait for several minutes for a page to download, then it became more practical, more useful, more fun, to use the WWW links. And this ancient history was really the mid 1990's - about fifteen years ago. Amazing how far we have come in such little time.