History of the WWW

Mar 1989 - Project Proposal Dec 1990 - 1st Website (TBL CERN WWW) Dec 1990 - 1st Web Browser (WorldWideWeb) - NeXTSTEP, white backgrounds, pointer cursor doesn't change over links, each link opens in a new window, WYSIWYG editor. Oct 1991 - HTML Tags (13 tags, 9 persisting) Dec 1991 - 2nd Website (Stanford) Feb 1992 - 3rd Website (Dutch National Institute) Jul 1992 - 1st Pic on the Web (Cernettes) Sep 1992 - 1st reference to a "Home page" Jan 1993 - Mosaic - inline images, forms, nested lists Jan 1993 - First use of the term "web site" Jun 1993 - First Proposal for HTML spec Jul 1993 - First reference to a "Homepage" Nov 1993 - HTML+ 1993 - Arena (browser) - background images, tables, text flow around images. 1993 - MTV, Wired, Bloomberg, IMDB, 623 websites Sep 1994 - Netscape Oct 1994 - Cookie support in Netscape Nov 1994 - HTML 2 draft Apr 1995 - HTML 3 draft May 1995 - MySQL Aug 1995 - Internet Explorer Sep 1995 - Netscape 2, Javascript, Java, font colors, div, animated GIF, super/sub-script Oct 1995 - Internet Explorer 2 Nov 1995 - HTML 2 standard Mar 1996 - IE 3 Aug 1996 - Netscape 3 Dec 1996 - CSS1 Jan 1997 - HTML 3 standard Apr 1997 - IE 4 Jun 1997 - Netscape 4 (Communicator), CSS Nov 1997 - CSS2 Dec 1997 - HTML 4 standard Jun 1998 - IE 5 Aug 1998 - Flash Jun 1999 - CSS3 Jan 2008 - HTML 5 draft Oct 2014 - HTML 5 standard Notes ----- - HTML 3.0 (aka HTML+), says ViolaWWW start page - There is no carriage return (<BR>) in original HTML tags!