Sidebar: Showing Off My 90s Design Skillz
I was primarily a programmer, writer, and boss for most of my web development career. In the early days, however, I used to also do web design. I like to think that I did a lifetime worth of great design work between 1996 and 2000, so I retired from designing after that. But, I recently unearthed a stash of screenshots of my design work from back then, and all of my illusions of design greatness have been shattered.
Seen through today’s eyes, the design work I did at the time was truly horrible. But, if you look at it in context, it actually was understandable. Before I show off my gallery of design catastrophes from the late-90s, here’s a quick peek at what the most popular web site in the world looked like in 1997.
Ok, got that in your head? Good. Now, let’s look at some of my masterworks.