Website Blast From the Past

Most days I hate to admit how long I've been in the website making business. Though sometimes it can be fun, like when I can say "I remember the browser wars, those were different times." (Said in my best "old man" voice.)

Looking at old websites is kind of like looking at pictures from your old school year book... it's always good for a few minutes of wondering what the heck we were all thinking in terms of what looked good. If you're old enough to have been there and aren't remembering what the websites of the 90's looked like, there are actually some still around - if you're up for a drive down memory lane, here we go!

Internet Explorer is EVIL!
This site is dedicated to preserving and expressing the humor and controversy around the intrusive introduction of Microsoft Internet Explorer and how Microsoft abused its dominate position in the Operating System Marketplace.
Norwegian gadget sales site. (Sometimes I'm amazed we didn't all go into seizures using the Web back then.)

The world's most powerful software for math and physics visualization. (Once we all discovered animated Gifs, there was no going back.)

There was a time when there was no Google. Hard to imagine, I know.

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Heaven's Gate
It's sadly ironic that this site is still here. I'm assuming it's legit. It looks like a lot of work to have gone into if it isn't.

Want to kill some time? Head over to and relive your younger days on the early browsers. The emulator is combined with the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, which is also worth playing around with. (Unless you find it disturbing to realize how far back the Internet's memory goes.)

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About Nathan Lyle

Nathan is a father of four, an amateur musician, and an aspiring photographer. He started programming in 4th grade on an Apple II+ and many years later spent much of his college years freelancing website design for college departments. Nathan is a veteran of the Browser Wars, and will gladly talk at length about the changes he has seen in Web technology if you accidentally ask him.

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