What Some Of The Most Famous Websites Used To Look Like

ROFL 01-03-2015

You’re probably familiar with Facebook Will Facebook's New Flagging Feature Stifle Freedom of Speech? Introduced ostensibly to help Facebook remove fake news stories, thereby stopping such a post going viral, it turns out that the new flagging feature is open to abuse. Read More and how it looks. You know Apple, eBay The eBay Data Breach: What You Need To Know Read More and Yahoo and the way their websites work, but do you remember what these websites looked like years ago?

Looking at the changes these websites have gone through gives us an interesting look at how the trends in web design have changed over the years. After all, it’s the big guys who set the trends that the rest of the Internet tends to follow. So take a look at the infographic below, and prepare for a trip down memory lane!

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  1. Xergiok
    March 27, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Linkedin looked better in 2003.

  2. Gavin
    March 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

    The Wayback Machine can be used to find out what websites looked like in the past.

    This one is Make Use of in 2006:

  3. Leopardmask
    March 3, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    The infographic isn't loading properly for me. It gets down thru eBay and just stops - I can barely make out the name "Flickr" and it's just black below that.

  4. freddie k.
    March 2, 2015 at 12:41 am

    I don't think this one has changed since 1999: -- old school all right, but still works great

  5. robh
    March 1, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    When I was first trying out the web (around 1993) the technology was so basic that the browser needed an add-in app to display images. Even when things had moved on a bit it was common to turn off images in the browser until there was something you really wanted to see because on a dial up link even quite small images could take several seconds to download. We've come a long way in the last 20 years!

  6. Chinmay S
    March 1, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Apple's website was stunning in 1996.

  7. JonGl
    March 1, 2015 at 6:54 am

    I miss the old Yahoo. It used to load fast, even on my 9600 bd modem, viewed through AOL's cruddy (MS Explorer) browser, or Netscape through Compuserve's PPP connection.

  8. Hildy J
    March 1, 2015 at 4:10 am

    I prefer the old version of every website except Google. Everywhere else, utility has lost out to self-advertisement (if not self-aggrandizement). When I go to a site, I know why I'm there and what I want to do. Don't make it hard for me or I'll leave. We have desktop and mobile sites; maybe we need clueless sites for those who want their information frothy and light weight.

    • dragonmouth
      March 1, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      I'm with you on the sites. Sites used to be easy to navigate. Maybe the sites have been made confusing on purpose to get people to click on ads by mistake while searching for the content.

  9. thedress
    March 1, 2015 at 2:45 am

    Google ruined YouTube. I miss the old YouTube.

    • Buffet
      March 1, 2015 at 11:56 am

      Amen to that!!! What a travesty!

    • Buffet
      March 1, 2015 at 11:58 am

      WHY IS IT that the (senseless) quest for improvement almost always seems to backfire?