Quinte, On. real estate agent: Ontario: Batawa

1998 Web design

Lately Active Rain has undergone a bit of a design change. Personally, I like it. The States/Provinces page where the agents are ranked looks fresh and new, like it belongs in 2010. Frankly, the old design looked a bit  2008ish. It's strange how that works. I didn't think anything was wrong with the old layout until I saw the new one. Suddenly I realized (after the fact) that it was time for a change. Thanks AR.

Do you remember what the internet looked like in 1998? At the time it was fresh, new, exciting and I was filled with wonder. Amazing....., look at that script scrolling across my computer screen. How do these geniuses make it do that? A dancing, flashing dog at the bottom of my screen? Holy Moly, we are at the zenith of human achievement. 

It's kind of funny now, because the things that were so new and wonderful at the time are laughably outdated just a few short years later.

Geocities-izer

Do you feel like a bit of a giggle?  You can go to this website called The Geocitie-izer, and type in the URL of your website (or any other website for that matter), and it will take you to an image of what your current day website would have looked like in 1998 (as a Geo-cities site). As the flashy scrolling bar on the introduction page notes, it makes it look as if your site was designed by a 13 year old in 1996.

We've come a long way baby.

Comment balloon 15 commentsMalcolm Johnston • July 22 2010 04:16PM
1998 Web design
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Lately ActiveRain has undergone a bit of a design change. Personally, I like it. The States/Provinces page where the agents are ranked looks fresh and new, like it belongs in 2010. Frankly, the old design looked a bit 2008ish. It's strange how… more