Your Favorite Web Sites – 10 Years Ago

It is amazing to see how much web design has changed over the past 10 years.  Looking at some of the old sites will make you want to puke. 

1) MSN.com – Not really known for brand identity? Well, atleast in this case.  This screen shot is actually from 1996.

msn-1998

2) Apple.com – Aint actually too bad looking.  This pre-dates the whole glassy looking style that Apples has been known for. Check out the HOT Mac Pro!

apple-1998

3) MTV.com – There is something modern about this crappy old design…could it be the Best Experienced with IE icon?

mtv-1998

4) eBay.com – This is an old shot from 1996, which is actually missing the old logo. Still, pretty cool to see how primitive this site once was.

ebay-1995

5) Microsoft.com – Goes to show you that their design skills haven’t changed much…they’ve just added blurry shadows and transparency.

microsoft-1998

6) Target.com – One of my favorite stores, known for cutting edge commercials had a cutting-cheese web site.

target-1988

7) Yahoo.com – I love it that Google looks as simple as the original 1996 Yahoo.

yahoo-1988

8) Alexa.com – Wow, they were really on to something with this Internet technology.

alexa-1998

9) Digg.com – Ok, I know this is a different digg, but I’m sure Digg Records is kicking themselves in the digg for not keeping the domain.

digg-1998

10) Google.com – I’m feeling ugly! Pretty hot looking site..even for 1998

google-1988

11) BONUS Google.com – One Month Later…much better looking.  Nice blurry jpg logo btw:

google-1998-2

3 thoughts on “Your Favorite Web Sites – 10 Years Ago”

  1. Love the throwback website images! Man, web design has come a long way in a short period of time. :)

    How about that MTV background with all of the action going on. Wow.

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