Jess Commons | Deputy Editor | Wednesday, 11 March 2015

What Your Favourite Websites Looked Like In The Noughties

The Debrief: Includes when you could use ASOS to emulate Fatboy Slim's look

Have you seen the clever soul that managed to find BBC News’ website from back around the time of the 1997 general election? Oh my, what a site (pun intended) to behold it is. Dancing horse gifs, pixellations a go go, it’s pretty impressive how far we’ve* come since then. 

*When we say 'we' we actually mean the people that know how to make websites rather than us personally, you understand.

So, we decided to take a look back at what our other favourite websites looked like back in the day. Obviously old timey TheDebrief.co.uk is really boring, we’ve only been live for a year guys – it looks exactly the same. Sorry.

Anyways, using clever site The Wayback Machine we found some of the earliest incarnations of our most-visited sites. Some sites like Twitter and Netflix have robots in place blocking you from heading back in time but here’s the ones we did manage…

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Tags: Facebook et al, Nostalgia, Tech