The WWW is announced
The web is announced by Tim Berners-Lee, on the alt.hypertext Usenet group. Berners-Lee also publishes the first website, running off his NeXT computer.
First draft of HTML
Berners-Lee links to the first published draft of HTML (Hypertext) Markup Language on the www-talk mailing list.
The Web is made public domain
CERN put the Web in the public domain later making a release available with an open license.
Global Network Navigator announced
Jennifer Niederst Robbins was the designer of the GNN website, launched by O’Reilly in 1993.
The W3C is formed
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was founded by Tim Berners-Lee at MIT.
Mosaic Netscape 0.9 released
Within four months of its release, Mosaic Netscape took three-quarters of the browser market. It was later renamed Netscape Navigator.
Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML in a Week
Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML in a Week is published. Author: Laura Lemay.
Internet Explorer 1 released
Internet Explorer 1 was a reworked version of Spyglass Mosaic. It was not until version 1.5 that support for HTML tables was included in the browser.
Designing for the Web published
Designing for the Web, the first book by Jennifer Niederst Robbins was published by O’Reilly.
Internet Explorer 3 released
Internet Explorer 3 was the first browser to include support for CSS.
The Web Standards Project is formed
The Web Standards Project (WaSP) was formed by Jeffrey Zeldman, George Olsen, and Glenn Davis.
Web Design in a Nutshell published
Internet Explorer 6 released
Internet Explorer 6 was released as the default browser on Windows XP, ultimately taking more than 90% market share.
Integrated HTML and CSS
Integrated HTML and CSS is published. Author: Virginia DeBolt.
Adapting to Web Standards published
Adapting to Web Standards is published. Authors: Christopher Schmitt, Kimberly Blessing, Rob Cherny, Meryl K. Evans, Kevin Lawver.
InterACT With Web Standards
The InterACT With Web Standards book is published. Authors: Erin Anderson, Virginia DeBolt, Derek Featherstone, Lars Gunther, Denise R. Jacobs, Leslie Jensen-Inman, Chris Mills, Christopher Schmitt, Glenda Sims, Aarron Water.
The first ARTIFACT conference
Jennifer Niederst Robbins presents the first of a series of conferences under the name ARTIFACT.