Now a days, with the buzz on Web 2.0, CSS3, HTML5, and other web technologies; every website with a competent web designer looks good and most are very user friendly. Well, not all websites, but at least the most used ones. Think Facebook, eBay, or Youtube. These websites have very complex processes and functions behind the scene, but the sites are well designed and relatively easy to use.
Remember those times in the ’90s when you had to type WWW. and websites looked dull, boring, and full of moving and annoying flash banners. I’m sure nobody wish to go back to those times. Now, websites are focusing more and more on the user experience, loading speed, and subtle ways to locate ads without distracting the content or function. Thank God!
We decided to go back in time and bring you early versions of some of the most famous and visited websites in the world. You will be surprised how much some of these websites have changed, or in other word: mutated. Shall we begin:
eBay (It was called AuctionWeb, 1997)
The New York Times (1996)
The New York Times (2011)
The Huffington Post (2005)
The Huffington Post (2011)