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What did these 10 popular websites look like when they first launched?

January 29, 2014 • By

As web designers we know there is nothing more important than making sure our website doesn’t look outdated, there is nothing worse than a website that looks like it was built way back in the late 1990s. We have taking some time to find the 10 most popular websites of today and found the original design of the site.  As you can see below a lot has changed since the beginnings of the internet.

Google

Original:
1997

 

Current:
Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 5.24.29 PM

YouTube

Original:

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 11.54.50 AM

Current:

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 5.29.25 PM

MySpace

Original:

myspace-then-october-2003

Current:

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 5.40.26 PM

LinkedIn

Original:

1335237

Current:

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 5.26.11 PM

Facebook

Original:

facebook-original

Current:

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 11.53.59 AM

 

Yahoo

Original:

yahoo-then-1994

Current:

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 5.39.38 PM

Twitter

Original:

twitter-then-october-2006
Current:

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 5.46.30 PM

Apple.com

Original:

Apple1

Current:


Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 5.42.39 PM

Wikipedia

Original:

wikipedia_1473629a

 

Current:

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 5.41.33 PM

AOL

Original:

aol-then-version-20-in-1994-and-10-disk

 

Current:Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 5.41.00 PM

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