The World Web is based on these technologies:
- HTML - Hypertext Markup Language
- HTTP - Hypertext Transfer Protocol
- Web servers and Web browsers
Researcher Tim Berners-Lee led the development of the original World Wide Web in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He helped build prototypes of the above Web technologies and coined the term "WWW." Web sites and Web browsing exploded in popularity during the mid-1990s.