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April 22, 2002
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When Netscape looked like this, Microsoft looked like this, and Apple had no style at all, although it appears that MetaFilter hasn't changed much. Go back in time and get all nostalgic with your favourite web sites at The WayBack Machine.
posted by Mwongozi (8 comments total)

 
Double post.
posted by UnReality at 6:30 AM on April 22, 2002


Bugrit. I did a search, I really did, couldn't find anything.
posted by Mwongozi at 6:33 AM on April 22, 2002


Man, I liked that Netscape design more than any of the others. Sigh.

WHY DID YOU HAVE TO GO AND DIE, NETSCAPE? WHY!?

*ben brown rips his dotcom stock certificates into shreds*
posted by benbrown at 6:51 AM on April 22, 2002


What's sad (but all-too-telling) is comparing the old layouts with their current incarnations. What we had then: clean, somewhat spartan layouts. Easy navigation. What we have now: needlessly flashy layouts. Pop-up/under ads. Flash everywhere. Navigation so labrynthine it's any wonder that any of us reach our intended destinations.

I say, gimme the old style any day!
posted by sigma7 at 7:12 AM on April 22, 2002


Amen to that. Google seem to have resisted the trend and look where it's got them - lots of money in the bank. :)
Also, more and more people are browsing the web on portable devices, the old-style web pages actually work okay on smaller screens, but the new flash hell layouts just break instantly.
posted by Mwongozi at 7:16 AM on April 22, 2002


When did Apple increase modem speeds to 28.8 kbps? Did I miss something?
posted by adampsyche at 7:20 AM on April 22, 2002


A lot of people don't know about this site, which has entered the lexicon of Internet users ("maybe its on the wayback machine"). Totally worth double-posting.
posted by xammerboy at 9:09 AM on April 22, 2002


Awwww ... I was hoping to go back and find an archive of my old flyntreport.com website, but it can't seem to find it. Oh, well. My 15 minutes of fame has vapourised.
posted by tpoh.org at 3:57 PM on April 23, 2002


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