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World’s first selfie

Woman taking a selfie

The world's first selfie was taken in 1839 by Robert Cornelius. The photograph probably took 10-15 minutes of exposure. [more...]

World Wide Web (WWW) logo

The World Wide Web original logo

Did you know that the World Wide Web has a logo? It was designed by Robert Cailliau and is almost as old as the web. [more...]

Original logos of famous web services

Original logos of popular web services

Original logos of some of the popular web companies - Apple, Google, Hotmail (now Outlook.com), Facebook, Amazon... [more...]

The Bliss photograph – Windows XP Wallpaper

Bliss photograph - Windows XP wallpaper

The story behind the Windows XP default wallpaper - the Bliss photograph. Where was it taken, by whom and how did it end up being used as a wallpaper of a popular operating system? [more...]

Line Mode – World’s second web browser

Line Mode - World's second web browser

A brief on the world's second web browser, Line Mode, developed by Nicola Pellow, Henrik Frystyk Nielsen and Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Why was Line Mode important? [more...]

Origin of names of popular fonts

Origin of names of popular fonts

How did some of the popular fonts get their names? Here are some interesting stories of the original of font names. [more...]

What was the world’s first web site?

What was the world's first web site?

Details and interesting facts about the world's first web site developed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web. [more...]

Feel Old Yet? 10 decades old technologies and services

Feel Old Yet? 10 decades old technologies and services

10 old technologies and services that will make you feel old. The list includes the launch of popular sites such as Facebook.com, Amazon.com, Google.com and the first phone call, text message, mp3... [more...]

World’s first web server

First web server

What was the world's first web server? Who created it and where was it implemented? [more...]

The first computer bug was a moth

Computer bug - the moth

Was the world's first computer bug was a real bug - a moth caught in a computer? Though the story of the moth is true, the use of the word bug for an error or a flaw predates computers. [more...]

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How do I view a deleted web page?
Is there a way to view a deleted web page - one that is no longer available? Yes there is and the solution is quite simple. [more...]

Fact

The full-form of PHP, the most popular server-side scripting language, is "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor". It is a recursive backronym. I was originally called "Personal Home Page" by creator Rasmus Lerdorf. [more...]

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