If you use the internet, you’ll have no doubt used a web browser at some point – probably most of the time. Me too. It got me thinking about how we have arrived at the web browsers we use now. Here I simply gather together some interesting links to information and history about web browsers. This is not intended to be exhaustive! Just a few little fragments of info.

The web browser defined:

Merriam-Webster defines web browser as: a computer program used for accessing sites or information on a network (as the World Wide Web).

An infographic showing the history of web browsers:

Browser Evolution the History of Web Browsers (opens in a new window)

W3schools.com’s Historical Browser Statistics (custom visualization)



History of Web Browsers – Six Revisions
Wikipedia article on web browsers
History of Safari web browser
A history of search engines infographics

What web browser do you currently use?