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Every website has its humble beginnings. Whether they had hastily pasted-together HTML or a carefully constructed design, websites continue to change as they age. In honor of our recent addition to our WordPress plugin, we’re celebrating our nostalgia for the way things used to be by compiling the initial designs for some of the top sites on the internet. We hope you enjoy!

1. Adobe – 1996

2. Ask Jeeves – 1999

3. Craigslist – 2000

4. Dictionary.com – 2003

5. Ebay – 1997

6.ESPN – 1999

7. Etsy – 2005

8. Google – 1999

9. Facebook  – 2004


10. The New York Times – 1996

11. Pinterest – 2010

12. Tumblr – 2007

13. Wikipedia – 2001

14. WordPress – 2005

Wordpress - Aug 2005

15. YouTube – 2005

YouTube - June 2005

BONUS: Shareaholic – 2007

(we know you were itching to see this throwback)

What were some of your favorite websites back in the day? Comment below!

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