From a web designer and developer’s blog, this article shows examples of well known websites at different stages of their evolution. It’s great to make fun of older websites but also interesting to see what trends have emerged. Some websites have gotten simpler and image heavy while others have gotten more complex as people have become more adept at navigating websites.

It seems as if we’ve been using the internet long enought that we can look back on the web historically and note movements and draw conclusions the way we might look historically at industrial design, art history, or the history of invention. Web Archives or Google Trends are neat ways to look explore the past.