New CERN project to restore first-ever website

CERN is embarking on a new, landmark project to restore the world’s first website, assisted by Mark Boulton Design, which redesigned CERN’s main website last year.

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of CERN’s published statement that made the World Wide Web technology available on a royalty-free basis, enabling the web to flourish. The system’s simplicity ensured it rapidly eclipsed rival information-retrieval systems, such as WAIS and Gopher.

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