Hello, World

In December 1990, an application called WorldWideWeb was developed on a NeXT machine at The European Organization for Nuclear Research (known as CERN) just outside of Geneva. This program – WorldWideWeb — is the antecedent of most of what we consider or know of as "the web" today.

In February 2019, in celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the development of WorldWideWeb, a group of developers and designers convened at CERN to rebuild the original browser within a contemporary browser, allowing users around the world to experience the rather humble origins of this transformative technology.

This project was supported by the US Mission in Geneva through the CERN & Society Foundation.

Party like it’s 1989

Ready to browse the World Wide Web using WorldWideWeb?

  1. Launch the WorldWideWeb browser.
  2. Select "Document" from the menu on the side.
  3. Select "Open from full document reference".
  4. Type a URL into the "reference" field.
  5. Click "Open".

Click here to jump in (and remember you need to double-click on links):

Launch WorldWideWeb

How To Open a URL

How to edit a document and make a link