The Web’s First (And Second) Browser
Published: September 25, 2017
The web’s first browser featured full color, read/write capabilities, and multiple windows. The second browser was a text-only command line tool. Guess which one people actually used?
Why Do We Call it a Homepage?
Published: December 1, 2020
The word homepage came into popular use in the mid to late 90’s, but it’s origin dates back to the web’s beginning.
What the Web Could Have Been
Published: April 18, 2017
Before the web, Gopher offered a way to connect to the Internet and share documents. And if things had gone a little differently, it might even be what we use to surf information today.
The Importance of Being on Usenet
Published: July 17, 2017
Ever wondered how people found about the web. The first transmission of its existence was a digital one, a Usenet post that sparked a following of early web pioneers.
A Brief History of Hypertext
Published: February 20, 2017
Without hypertext, there would be no World Wide Web. But its name and conception predate the web’s creation by decades.
The First Website in the United States Was Made for Physicists
Published: January 21, 2020
Tim Berners-Lee has said, on multiple occasions, the the first website in the US was one of the major reasons the web took off. But what did it do and why was it so important?
What Happens When You Enter a URL In Your Browser of Choice
Published: April 15, 2019
There’s this scene in the second season of The Crown (if you watch enough old movies, you’ll see the same kind […]
The Origin of the IMG Tag
Published: March 7, 2017
Why is it the <img> tag instead of the <image> tag? The answer, it turns out, dates back to one of the web’s earliest browsers and one of the web’s earliest discussions.
Before the Wars, Browsers Were Everywhere
Published: April 21, 2020
Before browsers were truly cross-platform, there was a time when each operating system had their browser of choice, and it was tailored to the needs of those users.
How We Searched Before Search
Published: March 20, 2017
Believe it or not, there was a time before search engines. Discovery on the web was far more difficult. It was easy to get lost. That is, until a few different people created a map.
They Offered a Million Dollars to Surf The Web. Somebody Won.
Published: July 21, 2021
In 1995, it would be hard to believe that you could win a million dollars from surfing the web. Then, AOL made it possible.
A Fun List of Browsers You’ve Never Heard Of
Published: January 5, 2021
There are the browsers that everyone’s heard of. And then there are some that, for whatever reason, faded away. These are the latter.