The first website on the world wide web

The founding father of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, has build this website on the 6th of August 1991 to explain the web’s basic features. It was hosted ons his own NeXT computer. Tim Berners-Lee developed the web at CERN to facilitate information-sharing between universities around the world.

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The first browser to surf the world wide web

The first browser (called: WorldWideWeb), developed by Tim Berners-Lee in 1990, could only run on the NeXT operating system. To make the world wide web accessible to all computers the line-mode browser was created. A simple piece of software that could only display text.

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30th of April 1993

This is a copy of the original document issued on the 30th of April 1993 ‘concerning CERN w3 software release into public domain’ (credits: CERN). As you can see the date is marked ‘930430’ with a red pen in the top right corner on the first page of the document. The name 930430 is a reference to this date, this document and the birth of the www.

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