Wednesday, April 20, 2011

World's First Web Site

Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, KBE (TimBL or TBL) (born in London, England, June 8, 1955) is the inventor of the World Wide Web and the chairman of the World Wide Web Consortium, which regulate their development.

In 1980, when still a free contractor at CERN, Berners-Lee proposed a project based on the concept of hypertext (hypertext) to facilitate sharing and updating information among researchers. With help from Robert Cailliau he built a prototype system named Enquire.

After leaving CERN to work at John Poole's Image Computer Systems Ltd, he returned in 1984 as a fellow researcher. He used similar ideas that he used in Enquire to create the World Wide Web, which he designed and built the first browser (called WorldWideWeb and developed on NeXTSTEP) and the first Web server called httpd.

The first website created by Berners-Lee (and therefore it is also the first website) located at (archived) and put online for the first time on August 6, 1991.

In 1994, Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in Massachusetts

Until now, Berners-Lee still remain humble and have no desire to get the popular status. Many still do not know this man's work force, the World Wide Web.

One of the greatest contributions in advancing the World Wide Web is by not patent it so that still may be used freely.

On July 16, 2004 he was given an honorary KBE by the Queen Elizabeth II in honor of his services.

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