Museum of Media History
A graduate of Oxford University, England, in 1989, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URIs, HTTP and HTML were refined as Web technology spread.
Tim Berners-Lee published the first ever website on 6 August 1991 - we look back at some of the key milestones of the past 20 years that have helped to make the web such a ubiquitous part of everyday life.