The Evolution Of The Modern Web
By Aleksander AasAleksander. Friday, September 2, 2011 1:05:57 PM
When looking towards the future it's sometimes nice to have a look at where we come from.
The first web browser Mosaic was released back in 1993, followed by Netscape and Opera. While both Mosaic and Netscape closed down Opera still remains. Browsers have even gone mobile and started an invasion of TV's as well!
We were stoked to see Google create an awesome visual guide of the evolution of browsers. They even found a screenshot from most of the old Opera versions! Take a look at their "The Evolution Of The Modern Web", or just enjoy these blast from the past screens.
When did you start using Opera? Let us know in the comments below!
Edit: Updated facts from Ruarí!
The first web browser was in fact WorldWideWeb, written three years before at the end of 1990 and created by Tim Berners-Lee himself as he developed the web prior to its public announcement.
There are quite a few others that also pre-date Mosaic (libwww, Line-mode, Erwise, ViolaWWW, Midas, Samba, etc.). The Lynx browser is also older than Mosaic, being first released in 1992. Granted it started life as a gopher client and only had web browsing capabilities added later in Lynx version 2, shortly after Mosaic. On the other hand, Lynx is the only one of the old guard still being maintained.
At least one more browser pre-dates Opera and that is Cello.