John Allsopp of Web Directions and Style Master fame was the first guest on The Web Behind, and one of the very first things he did was to announce his Web History Timeline Project. It’s a beautiful visualization brought to life by John’s expert curation and timeline.js. As John says:
The goal is to bring together some of the most important milestones in the history of the web, whether they’re
- the publication of seminal articles and books;
- the publication of important standards and RFCs;
- the release of important software (browsers, servers, tools, libraries;)
- significant events, such as the founding of the W3C.
The best part is that anyone can contribute milestones using a simple web form that John’s made available in his announcement post. Be sure to give it a look and add anything you think is missing!