Why Are Hyperlinks Blue?

If you’re reading this, consider yourself to be among humanity’s elite because you will finally get an accurate answer to the question of why hyperlinks are blue.

And right from Mozilla’s mouth, the browser that played a big role in popularizing what we have all come to know today.

It all began in 1964

For the first time in history, “Project Xanadu” connected two pages of information.

1983 – Let there be color

Although it wasn’t blue, the HyperTIES system did introduce color in links. These links were cyan and set against a black background.

April 19, 1993 – It finally happened!

This was the exact date when Mosaic, one of the very first browsers, released version 0.13 with a “minor” change that made links blue rather than black.

And, as they say, the rest is history.

Now you’re one of the select few to possess this coveted knowledge. Guard it well.

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