Everyone here at MOTHandRUST has been talking about the Web Design Museum
December 25th, 1990
At CERN, a Swiss research center, a British physicist and internet pioneer Tim Berners-Lee created the world's first web browser, called WorldWideWeb.
August 6th, 1991
Tim Berners-Lee launched the world's first website at:
Unfortunately, the original website has not been preserved and the link shows only its 1992 copy. However, it is still interesting to see what the world's first website looked like. No images would be found on the web until 1992. So, not as exciting as most would hope?
July 18th, 1992
Silvano de Gennaro, an Italian computer scientist who worked at CERN research labs, was asked by Tim Berners-Lee to scan and upload a photo of a parody pop-group called Les Horribles Cernettes (The Horrible CERN Girls) onto the info.cern.ch website. This photo became one of the first images to be published on the World Wide Web.
Jerry Yang and David Filo, two Ph.D. students from Stanford University, created a list of websites entitled "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web." In March 1994, the portal was renamed Yahoo!
Microsoft.com launches. A note on the homepage says, "If your browser doesn't support images, we have a text menu as well.".
July 15, 1995
Still struggling with his English, actor Antonio Banderas was an early pioneer, using the web to introduce himself to Hollywood
This may be Apple's first site? Early sites tended to look like items IRL as this helped with usability. For example, having what looked like actual buttons would help people who were not familiar with the internet understand what they need to do.
September 4th, 1998
Ph.D. students from Stanford, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, created the Google search engine. It was a research project whose aim was to find relevant search results using a mathematical algorithm. The name Google is a deliberate misspelling of the word googol, which refers to a very high number.
November 14th, 2009
"Flat design" didn't really come along until after 2010. Microsoft's site for the Zune multimedia player is considered to be one of the first uses of flat design in user interface. We no longer need the online world to look like real life.
Feb 9th, 2009
The internet social networking site Facebook introduced its “like button” feature for the first time. The announcement post above explains how some FB posts could have over 30 comments, all saying 'awesome!' 'Congrats!' The aggregation of the sentiment 'I like this,' makes room in the comments for longer accolades." What was life was like before 2009 when you couldn't like things online?