For instance, on the index page, http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html, there's a <HEADER> instead of <HEAD>, and on the other pages it's missing altogether. Each A HREF has a incrementing index (the purpose of which I'm unclear of...).
It's also interesting to dive into some of the early mailing list discussions, such as the early implementations of embedding images - competing implementations were the "img" tag we know today, an "icon" tag, and other suggested a generic "object" or "embed" that would have been extensible. edit: Just remembered that one proposal was overriding the A HREF tag with a TYPE attribute that could be set to an image.
I'm surprised some of these still work, such as LISTING: http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/Test/test.html
This really should go into my favorites collection.
Source: Ousterhout told me that story himself.
Really interesting to read, particularly if you understand Obj-C.
I wish more focus was on the content and less on making shiny things.
I'm hoping for a simplification of presentation on the Web as we move to mobile devices with smaller (physical) displays. I'm an optimist, so I'm hoping that people will start to present their own material instead of populating goobook and facicle as they currently seem to want to.
People often comment on the speed of loading of my vanity site; I just explain it has nothing other than text and images because that is all I need to convey my meaning. Others may need richer content and interfaces rather than documents.
>The first website at CERN - and in the world - was dedicated to the World Wide Web project itself and was hosted on Berners-Lee's NeXT computer. The website described the basic features of the web; how to access other people's documents and how to set up your own server. Although the NeXT machine - the original web server - is still at CERN, sadly the world's first website is no longer online at its original address.
It is fluid width, since the maximum line-length is the width of the window.
You can have a responsive non-fluid layout by having fixed width layouts with multiple break points.