The Early Days of Popular Websites

Web design is a continuously evolving process. What is of use today, can easily become obsolete tomorrow. For example, there once was a time when gradients were the norm in color, but today, minimalism has become prominent. Similarly, the advent of mobile devices has made responsive web design more important than before.

Recently, The Telegraph UK published a roundup showcasing the early days of 25 popular websites. Going through the list invokes a sense of nostalgia, and also shows us how web design has changed over the years. 

For example, this is what everyone’s favorite Google looked like when it first began:

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And Facebook:

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How can we forget Twitter?

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Apple:

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Lastly, how about Tumblr?

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You can check out the full list on this page. Be sure to share your thoughts and views in the comments below!

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