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History of the World Wide Web

A brief walkthrough of some of the milestones throughout the Web's development
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Mac Isaiah

on 18 June 2013

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Transcript of History of the World Wide Web

Finally
1946
World Wide Web
Murray Leinster
JavaScript & CSS
Web pages were initially text documents
Web Goes Mobile
2007
Dot Com Boom
1995-2000
"If we want to track what government is doing, see what companies are doing, understand the true state of the planet, find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, not to mention easily share our photos with our friends, we the public, the scientific community and the press must make sure the Web’s principles remain intact—not just to preserve what we have gained but to benefit from the great advances that are still to come."

Tim Berners Lee
Wrote a short story wherein computers, described as 'Logics', lived in every home
Each computer having access to a centralized device to retrieve information
40 years later...
1980
Tim Berners Lee
ENQUIRE
database of people and software where Lee works
1989
Proposal for a centralized database containing links to other documents
experimented with hypertext, text that is displayed on devices that utilizes hyperlinks
No one, except Tim's boss, liked the idea.
TIM
TheInformationMine
WWW
world
wide
web
1990
Tim joined forces with Robert Cailliau
Hypertext + Internet = Webpages
Despite little interest, development continued
HTTP, HTML, Web Browser
"the World Wide Web"
1991
WWW Project was announced
"The WWW project was started to allow high energy physicists to share data, news, and documentation. We are very interested in spreading the web to other areas, and having gateway servers for other data."
Now, web pages have the ability to become full-blown applications
August 1995
JavaScript was introduced
Originally named as "Mocha"
"The most horrible kluge in the history of computing"
Somewhere in 1995...
CSS1 was introduced
IE5 was released in March 2000 was released as the first browser to support almost the complete CSS 1 specification
Businesses shifted their focus onto the web
Social Networks
Evident in AOL
Members have user profiles, including a forum where they could talk about any subject of their choosing
2002
Marked the race for the world's most popular social networking website.
iPhone was introduced.
Concept of Mobile Apps was introduced
Web
share information
anyone
anywhere
FREE
Future
Open
Extendable
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