Dec 14, 2011

How 20 Popular Websites Looked When They Launched


Have you ever wondered how your daily used/favorite websites such as Facebook, Google, Youtube, Wikipedia, and Flickr look like when they were first launched? Below are the screenshots of the most popular websites while they were still in their earliest incarnations. With comparison to their design today, they have definitely evolved greatly and will continue to improve. While, Google had recently rolled out a makeover for all of its products & services in an attempt to unify its products & services.

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 forms.

 

1. Google.com - launched in 1996

google first look

 

2. Facebook.com - launched in 2004

facebook first look

 

3. Myspace.com - launched in 2003

myspace first look

 

4. Yahoo.com - launched in 1994

yahoo first look

 

5. Youtube.com - launched in 2005

youtube first look

 

6. Wikipedia.org - launched in 2001

wikipedia first look

 

7. Msn.com - launched in 1995

msn first look

 

8. Apple.com - launched in 1987 (screenshot from 1996)

apple first look

 

9. Drudgereport.com - launched in 1997

drudgereport first look

 

10. Amazon.com - launched in 1995

amazon first look

 

11. Twitter.com - launched in 2006

twitter first look

 

12. Whitehouse.gov - launched in 1994

whitehouse first look

 

13. Craigslist.org - launched in 1995

craigslist first look

 

14. Nytimes.com - launched in 1995

nytimes first look

 

15. News.bbc.co.uk - launched in 1997

bbcnews first look

 

16. Dell.com - launched in 1996

dell first look

 

17. Friendsreunited.com - launched in 2000

friendsreunited first look

 

18. Telegraph.co.uk - launched in 1994

telegraph first look

 

19. Blogger.com - launched in 1999

blogger first look

 

20. Flickr.com - launched in 2004

flickr first look

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