On August 6th – web nerds like us toasted Tim Berners-Lee for publishing the first website ever, way back in 1991.
Not much in the way of design, the first website ever – appropriately titled ‘The Project’ – was simply informational so that other enthusiast could learn more about hypertext and various other technical details for creating their very own web page.
What’s interesting about this monumental event is that Berners-Lee and his colleagues were the only people to have a web browser capable of viewing the site. As a matter of fact – it was in 1993 when the first web browser was introduced.
A year later, Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web Consortium (or W3C as you may have heard) at MIT to establish standards for the web and ensure that all websites would work equally.
It’s hard to imagine a time when the internet and the world wide web were not considered synonymous. Now imagine the millions of jobs created since that day, 21 years ago.
So let’s toast to the first website – now that it’s of legal drinking age!