December 10, 2016

How 12 Most Popular Websites Looked When They Launched ?

Remember the days when the word Google was not interchangeable with internet? Or when every site seemed to have a Netscape icon on it? Or when Flash was still something you cleaned your floor with? Then you were clearly using the web in the mid to late 1990s when pages were rudimentary affairs containing lists of links and information.

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Thanks to the waybackmachine internet archive, we’re still able to see some of the Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 pioneers looked in their earliest incarnations.

Google.com – launched in 1996

Google's First Look

Facebook.com – launched in 2004

Myspace.com – launched in 2003

Yahoo.com – launched in 1994

Youtube.com – launched in 2005

Wikipedia.org – launched in 2001

MSN.com – launched in 1995

Apple.com – launched in 1987 (screenshot from 1996)

Amazon.com – launched in 1995

Twitter.com – launched in 2006

Dell.com – launched in 1996

Blogger.com – launched in 1999

Comments

  1. can’t believe dell look like that

  2. I have this images with me from last one year and I like to make collection of such images..

  3. these images are like Historical Monuments of Internet..it should be included in our collections..I am amazed to see Apple and Dell company sites they look like todays mechanic center sites..

  4. Great to see how the currently popular websites sucked back then. I just feel better about my site design after seeing this article..:)
    Just googled and found out these:
    http://websearch.about.com/od/bestwebsites/ig/Websites-Picture-Gallery/

  5. you have to believe.

  6. thats good to collect these types of images.

  7. yes its like that.
    thanks for your comment.

  8. wow
    vey interesting
    thanks for this beautyfull post

  9. Thanks for your appreciation.

  10. Yahoo was sort of directory at the time of the launch

  11. Pretty interesting stuff… Google looked like that :)

  12. Thanks for the comment.

  13. All the Most Wanted sites are looking funny.

  14. Thanks for the share Sagar. I still can’t believe any of them!

  15. I think Google was good at time of launching. we can restrict the number of search results. If one has lower internet connection that was best for him

    ATUL

  16. most of them looks like a noob website :) thanks for share..

  17. ipad applications says:

    Very interesting post to read

  18. Of all, Amazon has the nice design and worst was of YouTube.

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