From the place it all began
The World Wide Web (known as "WWW', "Web" or "W3") is the universe of
network-accessible information, the embodiment of human knowledge.
The World Wide Web began as a networked information project at
CERN, where Tim Berners-Lee, now Director
of the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C], developed a
vision of the project.
The Web has a body of software, and a set of protocols and conventions. Through
the use hypertext and multimedia techniques, the web is easy for anyone to
roam, browse, and contribute to. An early
talk about the Web gives some more background
on how the Web was originally conceived.
Members of the W3C team often give talks and presentations. In most cases,
you can find information and presentations on this web site contained within
the appropriate subject or activity area. This is
a collection of slides and presentations from the past several years.
International World Wide Web
Information on upcoming and past World Wide Web conferences organized by
the International World Wide Web Conference Committee [IW3C2]
Web Mailing Lists
How do I contact other web users? Mailing lists
maintained by the W3C and outside
Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ]
If you can't find it elsewhere. The World Wide Web FAQ, maintained by Thomas
WARNING: For Archival/Historical Interest
-- The following documents date from 1992 - 1995 and have not been
Web Site Indexes
What's on the Web? How do I find things? Pointers to the world's online
information, including the World Wide
Web Virtual Library and a list of registered
Putting up a Web Site
How can I become an information provider on the web?
What USENET newsgroups cover the web?
People involved in developing the World Wide
A time line from March 1989 to December 1994.
Bibliography: Paper documentation on W3
and references. Also: manuals.
"A Short History of
Internet Protocols at CERN" by
Ben Segal, for
some relevant pre-history.
How can I help?
There are lots of ways you can help the development of the World Wide Web.
Put up some data
There are many ways of doing this. The web needs both raw data -- fresh hypertext
or old plain text files, or smart servers giving views of existing databases.
See more details ,
Suggest that someone else does
Maybe you know a system or some information which you would like to see on
the web. Suggest to the person involved that they put up a W3 server.
Manage a subject area
If you know something of what's going on in a particular field, organization
or country, would you like to keep up-to-date an overview of online data?
Write some software
We have a big list of things to be done. Help yourself -- all contributions
gratefully received! see the list .
Send us suggestions
We love to get mail... email@example.com
Tell your friends
Install/get installed the client software on your site. Quote things by their
W3 address to allow w3 users to pick them straight up.