Working in the SLU computer lab over the summer, I took advantage of the simple (and legal) internet access to learn more about how it worked. Some network geeks on Usenet were pretty excited about the World Wide Web so I joined some of the mailing lists where these new protocols were discussed.
I mostly used the text-based Lynx browser, but sometimes used the Apple file server that could run NCSA Mosaic. So when nyx.net enabled an httpd with userspaces, I created my first webpage at
http://www.nyx.net/~hgerwitz/ and included
IMG tags with GIFs. I don’t think any were animated until Netscape, though.