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World’s First Website, Created By Tim Berners-Lee In 1991, Is Still Up And Running

Tim Berners-Lee Even if you can’t name the inventor of the World Wide Web (It’s Tim Berners-Lee!), you’ll probably want to celebrate one of the information network’s most important milestones.  On August 6, 1991  — 21 years ago — Berners-Lee published the world’s first website  from a lab in the Swiss Alps. The site, originally found at the clunky URL “,” was updated frequently after launching; therefore,  images of its earliest versions were never saved . Nevertheless,  a later copy from 1992 is still preserved and welcoming visitors . The bare-bones website was created, appropriately, to explain the World Wide Web to newcomers. “The WorldWideWeb (W3) is a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents,” the site reads, going on to explain how others can create their own webpages. About this project This project aims to preserve some of th

20 Years Ago Today: The First Website Is Published

IT WAS AUGUST  6, 1991, at a CERN facility in the Swiss Alps, when 36-year-old physicist Tim Berners-Lee published the first-ever website. It was, not surprisingly, a pretty basic one — according to CERN: was the address of the world’s first-ever web site and web server, running on a NeXT computer at CERN. The first web page address was , which centred on information regarding the WWW project. Visitors could learn more about hypertext, technical details for creating their own webpage, and even an explanation on how to search the Web for information. There are no screenshots of this original page and, in any case, changes were made daily to the information available on the page as the WWW project developed. You may find  a later copy (1992) on the World Wide Web Consortium website. Of course, the only people who actually had web browser software were Berners-Lee and his colleagues at CERN, so the world at large re