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  • Nikhil Badveli

World's First Website - "World Wide Web" Project

It's hard to believe that the Internet has been with us only for the past 30 years or so. Yet it has tremendously changed our lives. Websites are an integral part to the accessibility of the Internet. The first website was created at CERN back in 1991.

World's First webpage created by Tim Berners-Lee in 1991

You would be surprised to know that the origins of the websites that we see today have come from the European Nuclear Research Center, CERN.


It was a British scientist known as Tim Berners-Lee who created the first website or you could say the first webpage


He created the first webpage as part of the World Wide Web project and it went live on August 6, 1991.


The URL for the first website ever created is http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html. (You can click on this link)


What did the first webpage contain?

It explained, in a summary, how to create webpages and described in more detail about hypermedia or hypertext.

There are no screenshots of the original webpage. The image shown at the start was taken in 1992, one year later.


I believe most people don't even know the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web. Let me clarify this in a simple way.


You could think of the Internet as the hardware (computers) connected to each other through some medium (for example wires).


But the familiar websites, webpages and web browsers all run on top of the Internet as a service. They just utilize Internet to provide you with relevant information.



Did you know?


That the USSR indirectly led to the creation of the Internet. In 1950, they have sent a satellite named Sputnik to space.


This forced USA to create an organization called DARPA (The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) which ultimately gave birth to the Internet.


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