30 Jan 2011 6 pm eastern


Memento of things past.

Filed under: 16 years, Design, Web Design, Web Design History, Zeldman, zeldman.com

11 Responses to “Memento”

  1. Terry said on

    I liked that design!

  2. Joram Oudenaarde said on

    I like this design better, but the legibility of the old design was a lot easier to the eyes to be perfectly honest :)

  3. ABS said on

    It’s from the dark ages before Twitter and Facebook buttons on every site.

  4. Jimmy said on

    I learned CSS & HTML from tearing that awesome design apart, copy-pasting, switching, trying and erring until I finally had built something completely different. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  5. Luke Morton said on

    ** tips hat ** Those were the days.

  6. George Katsanos said on

    I was about to say ‘hey, I like your new design!’ , before I read the comments..

  7. Sondre Selnes said on

    Great web design both then and now. Just like – a diamond !

  8. Dante said on

    Yeah Jeff that design was really great. I was surprised at how long it lasted too, since I think the previous design was only up for about 6 months.

  9. Theo said on

    Great design is timeless, i like it.I may say that it would be more than “trendy” today.

  10. Faruk Ateş said on

    While the contrasts were low on that design, I loved the aesthetic feel of it. It was definitely an inspiring piece of work, no doubt about that.

    Now, more to-the-point: is this some thinly-veiled hint that you’re working on a new design for BigZ.com again? Maybe a fresh, 2011 funkiness with a touch of Big Web Show flair?

  11. Charles Roper said on

    This design still feels new to me. A recent snapshot in time. Memories? Perhaps of someone? It still seems fresh.

    This one is a blast from the past. I remember it like it was yesterday. It almost was yesterday. The Verve’s Drugs Don’t Work and Bittersweet Symphony would have been in the charts. Lauren Hill went solo. Aerosmith didn’t want to miss a thing. Seems like yesterday. Seems so long ago. And the design still looks good. That’s impressive.

    But here is the all time classic. Seeing this again is like visiting your old school, getting that scent up your nose, and marvelling at how small it all looks. Happy days.

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