Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The first Web site celebrated his 21st birthday

21 years ago, on the 6th of August 1991. to be exact, the World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Li has released the first Web site in the world at CERN laboratory in the Swiss Alps.

This page is still visible here.

Originally located at the URL the site was often updated after launch, so images of the first version aren't preserved.

However, a copy from 1992 is still here and welcomes visitors.

This almost empty site explains what a WWW is and how alone you can create your own web site.

Berners-Li has worked at CERN when he designed the world computer network for information exchange, and the first Web site was created on the NeXT computer, which was created by Steve Jobs.

In the first two years site has been visited mostly by fellow scientists at CERN, and only after the launch of the web browser Mosaic in 1993rd Internet has started to expand.