Chapter . A Brief History Of Web Sites

Like many long-time Mac geeks, I started using the Internet prior to the introduction of the World Wide Web, in my case, thanks to Adam Engst’s Internet Starter Kit for Macintosh. For the most part, early Internet applications provided a text-based way to interact on the Internet. Some of the early Internet applications were confusing to use (Gopher, for example) and have disappeared, but other tools, like clients for FTP (File Transfer Protocol), are still used.

Beginning in 1991, the Web made the Internet vastly more useful and exciting for many people. Anyone with access to a Web server could put Web pages on the Internet, and anyone with a Web browser could look at them. Unlike earlier Internet applications, ...

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