Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Evolution of some popular websites through the years

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Let's start with Google. Google's logo has been almost the same for the last 10 years. Initially there was an exclamation mark (!) at the end but it was dropped sometime during the later part of 1999. 

Google in 1998



Google in 1999



Google in 2000



Google in 2003



Google in 2007



Another most visited site is Yahoo! which was launched in 1995. Yahoo!'s website haven't changed much as far as graphics and logos are concerned. The only thing they have been doing is  juggling with the number of news columns on the site. 

Yahoo in 1996



Yahoo in 2000



Yahoo in 2004



Yahoo in 2007



Hotmail, now called Windows Live, was one of the first webmail services on the Internet. It was launched in July 1996 and currently has more than 8.5 million subscribers. Hotmail's logo has seen a number of changes throughout the years.

Hotmail in 1998 (some images are missing)



Hotmail in 2000



Hotmail in 2002



Hotmail in 2007



Wikipedia, the free online encyclopaedia is the 9th most visted website of the Internet, according to Alexa. Launched in 2001, it's relatively new compared to other websites.

Wikipedia in 2001



Wikipedia in 2003



Wikipedia in 2007



All the above pages can be found at The Wayback Machine

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