Dpt of Anthropology (Univ. Geneva) circa 1993
My very first website was the Dept. of Anthropology of the University of Geneva in May 1993, which turned 20 this May - gee, I’m not getting any younger :/
I was doing my PhD at the time and was part of a reflection group on the possible usage of multimedia computers for teaching and research at University. Every section of the Science faculty was represented, and I was standing in for Biology. CERN also took part of the workgroup, and it’s during one of our meeting that I met Tim Berners-Lee after he introduced the concept of the World Wide Web… the following year I compiled and installed my first web server (httpd) on the lab’s Sun Microsystems workstation.
Soon after I launched my first website:
Netscape Navigator launched the following year (1994) and giving us white backgrounds by default around version 4. Before that the default background color was gray.
The Dpt of Anthropology’s website still exists and appears in the Wayback Machine late 1996.
My High School Swimming Site in 2000 that We Created