How 21 Popular Websites Looked Back In The Day

Awkward baby photos from the World Wide Web.

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3. The Mirror in 1998.

Back in the '90s, tabloids hadn't quite mastered replicating their front pages online. Although we're desperate to read Carol Vorderman's Guide To The Web.


13. Channel 4 in 1996.

"WELCOME the new-look Channel 4 web site. We hope you like it! Check out our new toolbar on the left where you will see that the diverse contents of our site are simply a click away."

Ah, the naivety of youth.


15. Friends Reunited in 2000.

Believe it or not, Friends Reunited is still going strong today. But more to the point, look at it 13 years ago! Remember, this clipart nightmare was an online phenomenon in its day.

18. Ask Jeeves in 2005.

Back before you-know-who had the search engine market sewn up, this curiously British contender was still competing for your search terms. Actually, it still is - and today Jeeves, is in 3D!


19. Yahoo! in 1996.

In the days of 56k dial up modem, pictures could take forever to load so websites tended to avoid them. Which helps explain the look Yahoo! was rocking.