Simple is hard to do. When done well, the result is very inspiring, like the first web page.

Sure, it’s only a few sentences of text and navigation links, but it works perfectly in every web browser you can think of from the latest Chrome on an iPhone, down to the very first web browser that supports text only. And even *gasp* Internet Explorer 6!

Simple by design, more than 2 billion people can now access this, despite being made 22 years ago.

This single web page is a nice reminder to:

  • keep it simple
  • focus on the words
  • be useful