Thanks, Mr Sippey!
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Ahhh the good ol’ days lol
i thought someday the pulsating “N” as a progress indicator might return. alas, no(t yet).
Seeing this logo made me instantly hear the sounds of a dial-up connection in my head…
Here’s some more nostalgia for you, Jeff:
ZOMG @Jason Scott, that’s a nostalgiagasm!
Thanks for the early birthday present! Now I feel old…
There’s also /underconstruction (under construction images) and /underconstruction/mail (“mail me” images). All taken from the backup I did of Geocities. I’d link, but /mail has been known to actually crash browsers.
Ah yes. I remember purchasing Netscape Navigator from my local CompUSA back in the day thinking it was the best thing ever.
Ah yes. Back when you could fit an entire browser on ONE FLOPPY.
Back when the web animation tool of choice was Perl.
Check these out, big-eyed beans from Venus:
From the same source:
Interesting, just last night I discovered that the articles at http://www.webreference.com/dhtml/ are still there. Angry in my youth that “filter” was IE only, yet Column 13′s Dynamic Headline Fader was the coolest thing ever.
Zeldman on Netscape. http://www.flickr.com/photos/notbillmurray/4669730716/
Fills one with a warm, fuzzy glow of optimism for the future of the web, doesn’t it?
(btw, nice Lumpy Gravy reference, Jeffrey.)
I see your image and raise you one Mosaic Communications Corporation. Also the first Welcome to Netscape page. “You have just embarked on a journey across the Internet, and Netscape is your vehicle.”
That’s right, kids: what you see is what web design and information architecture looked like in 1994. And we were damn grateful for what we had!
Wow… css who? Did someone say no tables and 256 colors? Back when spacer gif placement was an art-form! ;-)
Thanks for this. Remember the old Netscape forums before communicator when we tought people to write html… no css, no ajax… no design principals… just hot pink and fluro green!!
Netscape dominated the net market, but when Microsoft introduced the free web browsers the Netscape lost the leader position…
Uh-oh, looks like someone forgot to test his website in one of the most important browsers on the planet. :)
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