Website design, back in the day!

A long time ago, back in the days when the World Wide Web was just taking off and before Google was barely around, I designed websites.

Here are a handful of the sites I developed that are embarrassingly old hat but we all need a laugh now and then!

My first ever website

I put this together as part of a project during my study towards a Computing & IT degree back in the year 2000. It was the first time I had ever done html.

Andy Warhol

My Personal website

After creating several websites during my study, I designed a personal site with information about myself, photos, links and advice – this was before I had ever heard of blogging!


Websites for friends

I began to develop websites for friends and acquaintances. here are a few I designed for friends in Macromedia Flash… (remember Macromedia before Adobe took over?!)

This one is a very minimalist (and quite bland!) site I created in Macromedia Flash


Remember when people had background music? At least this had an on/off button!




Then I started getting paid for my services…




So I developed a site to promote my web design services…

Yes, it’s rather bold and brash!


As my client base grew…


My skills developed and I started to do PHP and SQL like with this online ordering system.


Also this property portal for landlords and house sellers to advertise their properties.


But it was design that I enjoyed the most.


…and this design from 2004 (10 years ago) doesn’t actually look so bad!


That’s our trip down Memory Lane. Hope it didn’t scare you too much.

What do you think about web design and how it has changed?

Can you remember all the awful aspects people would include?

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