Falling Leaves: the Ardes blog

Web Design: A Look Back

Ray Drainville

Serge Keller has compiled a series of screenshots of early websites. How far have we come?

Alta Vista in 1996 wasn’t a million miles away from Google today. Visually speaking, that is. Apple in 1997, however, shows how much things have changed:

It’s been a while since I’ve seen this. I think it interesting the lack of change for “harder” information gleaning, à la Alta Vista & Google. Only recently has Google been modifying its look. Information services is clearly a very conservative field.