over the past decades

The evolution of Web browsers

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Internet browsers

Web browsers, also known as « Internet browsers, » are software programs that allow users to access Web sites and navigate the Internet. Since the creation of the first web browser in 1990, these tools have evolved significantly, offering new features, performance and security improvements, and a more immersive user experience.

We’ll explore the evolution of Web browsers over the past few decades, looking at the key innovations and challenges that browser developers have faced.

The early days of Web browsers: the 1990s

The first Web browser was created by Tim Berners-Lee in 1990, and it was called « WorldWideWeb ».

The rise of Web browsers: the 2000s

In the 2000s, Web browsers exploded in popularity, with the arrival of browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

Security and performance challenges: the 2010s

During the 2010s, Web browsers faced increasing security and performance challenges.