Tuesday, September 16

Top-10 Websites How They Look Like 10 Years Ago

Do u Know How They Look Like 10 Years Ago

Most of us probably got our Internet connection somewhere 10 years back. It was also around that time we seen a boom in the usage of Internet, thanks to Marc Andreessen and Netscape Communicator. Now that we are almost at the end of 2008, we thought it’s pretty interesting to look back at how some of the trend setters and the most trafficked websites were like 10 years back.

Here are some of the top tiers brand in the technology industry with their website on the Internet for more than a decade. Let’s take a look how their website looks like 10 years ago, Just comparing with that they have now.


Any e-commerce site Clear-cut navigation is very important .we believe Amazon handles this pretty well. The site has not been changing over the pass decade in terms of the amount of content they put forward on the first page. The most obvious change over the pass ten years in Amazon is perhaps swapping the horizontal tab navigation to a left sidebar drop down and bringing their search box to the top.

Amazon 10 years back

amazon 10 years back

Amazon 2008

amazon new


They’ve always been the trend setter and their designed inspired a lot of the Web 2.0 design out there. That said, have you seen how their website looks like 10 years ago?

Apple 1998

apple 10 years Back

Apple 2008

apple now


Google was still in beta ten years ago. These guys believed in simplicity and there’s no exception whether it’s 1998 or 2008.

Google 1998

google 10 years Back

Google 2008

google now


Most of us start playing with e-mailing on a free account when we were introduced to the Internet, and when it comes to free email Hotmail is amongst the hottest. Here’s how the web interface looks like before Microsoft decided to turn call it the Windows Live Hotmail.

Hotmail 1998

hotmail 10 years Back

Hotmail 2008

hotmail now


Microsoft had done tremendous changes to their web frontend over the pass ten years. The old one lacks of graphics and the current definetely has a very strong corporate look.

Microsoft 1998

microsoft old

Microsoft 2008

microsoft new


Ten years ago, PCWorld was using a 3-column display. You can imagine the site to be really congested, considering the fact that most of us (if you already started surfing) were still on monitor resolution 800×600 and below. But over the pass decade, the site has been much more better. Content arrangement is neat, well-organized and the red header with white background definetely make the entire display looks clean.

PCWorld 1998

pcworld 10ya

PCWorld 2008

pcworld now

Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems in 1998 totally recalled us how a typical Geocities and Tripod free template were like.

Sun Microsystems 1998

sun 10ya

Sun Microsystems 2008

sun now


Time maintained their 3-column display over the pass ten years. Only difference is, they’ve managed to make it way cleaner and neater, even though contents on the website is like 5x more.

Time 1998

time 10ya

Time 2008

time now

Wired Magazine

Wired ten years ago was too text-based and we think the left navigation looks odd with titles in red background and listings in light green. It’s hard to imagine the website to be what they are now, because it totally rocks.

Wired 1998

wired 10ya

Wired 2008

wired now


Comparing to what we’ve seen ten years ago and now, Yahoo had undergone quite a significant change in terms of their business model and that totally reflects their web front end. The search-engine based company used to be very ’search engine focused’ but it’s looks more like a information portal now.

Yahoo 1998

yahoo 10ya

Yahoo 2008

yahoo now



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