16 years online
ON MAY 31, 2011, this website turned sixteen years old. Thank you for indulging me. (And thanks to Sean M. Hall for reminding me.)
Here is a reflection written when the site turned 13.
And here, from 2007, is a mini-retrospective of The Daily Report beginning with 31 August 1997 (entries from 1995–1996 are gone due to overwriting), and continuing through years of constant writing and strange design such as daily/0303a.shtml, daily/0103a.shtml, and daily/0902b.html. (Of course to really see these pages as the world saw them then, you’d need a non-antialiased operating system, a non-standards-compliant browser, and a dingy TV tube monitor. But I digress.)
More of this site’s juicy Web 1.0 goodness may be unearthed here.
Here’s to plenty more years ahead, inventing the web and modern design together.
Bit o’ nostalgia for the old folks
LONG BEFORE FLICKR “invented” the banterish copy platform, uncannily optimized for mobile devices a decade before they existed, coming at you from out of the past, it’s the 11 February 1998 edition of Jeffrey Zeldman Presents.
Hat tip: Monsieur Charles Roper.