4 Jun 2010 11 am eastern

Bit o’ nostalgia for the old folks

Thanks, Mr Sippey!


Filed under: Browsers, Curation, Design, industry, Web Design, Web Design History

20 Responses to “Bit o’ nostalgia for the old folks”

  1. Aaron Alfred said on

    Ahhh the good ol’ days lol

  2. mike said on

    i thought someday the pulsating “N” as a progress indicator might return. alas, no(t yet).

  3. Nathan said on

    Seeing this logo made me instantly hear the sounds of a dial-up connection in my head…

  4. Jason Scott said on

    Here’s some more nostalgia for you, Jeff:

    Netscape Now!

  5. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    ZOMG @Jason Scott, that’s a nostalgiagasm!

  6. Erik Vorhes said on

    Thanks for the early birthday present! Now I feel old…

  7. Jason Scott said on

    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.

  8. Bryan said on

    Ah yes. I remember purchasing Netscape Navigator from my local CompUSA back in the day thinking it was the best thing ever.

  9. Alan the Houser said on

    Ah yes. Back when you could fit an entire browser on ONE FLOPPY.

  10. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    Back when the web animation tool of choice was Perl.

  11. Jeffrey Zeldman said on
  12. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    From the same source:


  13. Tyler Marés said on

    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.

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  16. michael said on

    Fills one with a warm, fuzzy glow of optimism for the future of the web, doesn’t it?

    (btw, nice Lumpy Gravy reference, Jeffrey.)

  17. Eric Meyer said on

    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!

  18. Chris Dawes said on

    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!!

  19. Pariuri Sportive said on

    Netscape dominated the net market, but when Microsoft introduced the free web browsers the Netscape lost the leader position…

  20. Tudor said on

    Uh-oh, looks like someone forgot to test his website in one of the most important browsers on the planet. :)

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