Netscape Navigator was the dominant web browser in the nineties, following its commercial release in December 1994.
At the time, Netscape Navigator was the most advanced Internet browser available.
Netscape Navigator 3.0, which was released in 1996 and is celebrating its 20-year anniversary, was the first to face serious competition in the form of Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0.
Netscape 3.0 introduced many new features – such as new plug-ins, background colours for tables, the archive attribute, and the applet element.
This led to Netscape 3.0 becoming a huge success and gaining over 90% market share.
Its dominance came to an end after Microsoft bundled Internet Explorer with Windows 98.