Web Design: 20 Years of World Wide Web
20 years ago the world wide web became available to the public for free. Read about Tim-Berners Lee and HTML which he created.
The name Tim Berners-Lee may not ring any bells for you, but Headjam predicts you'd be pretty lost without him. Berners-Lee is a British physicist who also just happened to invent the world wide web in 1989. At the time he invented it strictly for other physicists to share information.
This is significant because on April 30th, 1993 the European organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) made the World Wide Web free and available to the public. You can see the declaration that changed everything in this blog, and you can see the very first web pages available to the public here.
According to CERN, in 1993, the web only accounted for 1% of internet traffic, the rest being emails, file transfers and remote access. Read a few more stories about the world wide web with the International Business Times and ABC News.
Headjam hasn't given up hope for a future in Australia with life, quality and technological advances via the NBN (National Broadband Network). If and when the NBN happens, there will be life-saving intervention using the web. A future with NBN means life will get even better for those who are lucky enough to access the World Wide Web.
As a creative exercise, think of where you would be without the World Wide Web. Would you be in a park? With friends? Sleeping soundly every night? Or perhaps we all would be living more isolated lives without this massive connective tool. A tool which introduces strangers, reunites old friends and gives every person a voice. A tool that, most importantly, brings pizza to our door, and, in weak moments, provides us endless cat videos.