Here’s a quick, really point-form history of The Web.
The web evolved along with the development of computers but advanced more quickly with the advent of personal computers.
- Networked computers
- Tim Berners-Lee invented Hypertext, WWW, HTML
- First web site: August 6, 1991, CERN
- Netscape Navigator
- Browser wars
- Microsoft Internet Explorer dominates
- Web standards movement
- Designing with Web Standards, Jeffery Zeldman
- HTML 4.01
- CSS adoption
- HTML5, CSS3
- Explosion of web technologies: WebGL, animations, file access, audio APIs, geolocation, databases, WebRTC, etc.