Web #Design Museum : Party like it’s 1995

The Web Design Museum has been storing web design trends between 1995 and 2005.

It all started in the Czech Republic in 1996, when Petr Kovar first logged onto the Internet from his parents’ home.

Checking the Internet for a maximum two hours a day, Kovar would visit web sites such as Kodak, Reebok, Adidas, Yahoo or Pepsi.

They all looked different than they do now, and screen resolutions maxed out at 800×600.

Almost ten years later, Petr Kovar wrote a thesis on the history of computer technology in the former Czechoslovakia. He had been experimenting with web design himself, eventually deciding to switch careers and became a web designer.

In the process, he discovered an old hard drive of forgotten screenshots from his early days of browsing the web, and that was the beginning of the Web Design Museum.

Since then, the project carries about 900 selected sites, chosen from Kovar’s own screenshots, visitor submissions, or pulled from the Internet Archive. The Web Design Museum’s function is to reveal web design trends, and how they have changed over time, in particular between 1995 and 2005.

Visit WebDesignMuseum.org for a trip down memory lane.

Source: AIGA.

Blick.ch from 1996.

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