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Internet and the World Wide Web

Web Browsers

The World Wide Web helped new users to explore the Internet and became known as the Web or www. The World Wide Web is a graphical map for the Internet that is simple to understand and helps the user navigate around Internet sites; without the Web, the Internet would have remained a mystery to those without computer training. Web browsers have made the huge blossoming of use of the Web possible. Following CERN's pioneering work, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois developed Mosaic, a web browser that adapted the graphics, familiar icons (picture symbols), and point-and-click methods which were available on personal computers in 1993 to the Web. In 1994, Marc Andreesen, one of Mosaic's creators, helped form the Netscape Communications Corporation and devised Netscape Navigator, a highly successful Web browser that gave users comfortable access to the Web by using a mouse to click on familiar picture icons and search for information through links. These easy steps eliminate the need for the average user to understand computer languages and programming.

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