25 years ago: Sir Tim Berners-Lee builds world’s first website article tells that there are just under a billion web domains registered in the world today, and over four billion webpages, by some estimates. We’ve come a long way: it all started to come together just 25 years ago (December 20, 1990) in a small office at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Berners-Lee – now Sir Tim – built a very basic website that had further details about his World Wide Web project plus some software for accessing it. You can still view the contents of the site on-line at http://info.cern.ch/
Sir Tim has been steering the development of the web since its inception. Any regrets? Well, Sir Tim has admitted that he shouldn’t have bothered putting two slashes after the HTTP: in URLs. Security, or rather the lack of it in the original HTTP standard, is another area that Sir Tim admits to getting wrong.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. Led by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and CEO Jeffrey Jaffe, W3C’s mission is to lead the Web to its full potential.
I personally started working with WWW few years later by making my own web pages (early 1990′s). One of the pages was a link collection to electronics links that later expanded to a huge link collection that later transformed to this site ePanorama.net.