The First Website (as though) in the First Browser

The First Website was recovered and restored to its original web address in 2013.

You can grab a copy, as I did, with wget:

wget \
     --recursive \
     --no-clobber \
     --page-requisites \
     --domains \
     --no-parent \
     --timeout=1 \
     --tries=1 \

There are a lot of interesting and funny tidbits there that are relatively easy to find if you're browsing the directories but aren't obvious if you're navigating via hypertext, such as the notes TimBL and RC took at a hypertext conference in Versailles in 1990.

Separately, I've worked on adapting the stylesheet from the First Web Browser, TimBL's WorldWideWeb/Nexus, into CSS. This was done mainly for my own professional website, but I've also made the work available in a Git repo in case it's of interest to anyone else.

This past week I put these two pieces of work together, which was a small but enjoyable project I've been meaning to do for a little while. I added the stylesheet to my local copy of by including a <STYLE> tag at the top of each HTML file via my Rc recursion script.

The result is a mirror of that is styled to appear as it would have looked if you were visiting in 1992 from WorldWideWeb. In other words --- the web as TimBL intended it!

Check it out here: