Web 1.0 is a term used to describe the earliest stages of the World Wide Web (WWW), or the internet. Sometimes, it is also referred to as the ‘read-only’ web.
Understanding the Term
Web 1.0 describes the first version of the internet, and it was first implemented in 1989 by the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA). Between its inception and the dawn of Web 2.0 in 1999, most websites were developed as static HTML pages and featured much fewer controls as well as a lack of aesthetics.
Web 1.0, as the early stages of the internet, is referred to as a read-only web since interactivity had not been implemented yet.