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10 Websites at the Beginning and End of the Decade

10 Websites at the Beginning and End of the Decade

by Jaqueline Tristan December 30, 2019
Design, Tech

 

The internet. A wonderful place where you can have almost any burning questions answered with a simple google search. A land filled with everything from tweets of Danny Devito’s troll foot (his words not ours) to articles about why your cat might be trying to kill you in your sleep. You get the picture. 

Since it’s official grand opening to the public in 1991, the good ol’ interweb has evolved immensely in more ways than one and it doesn’t look like it plans on slowing down any time soon. In fact, even in the past decade it has taken leaps and bounds from purely a design perspective alone. We think you know where we’re going with this. Here's what these 10 popular websites looked like at the beginning and end of the decade. WOO!

 

Facebook

Remember when people used to actually post about their lives instead of resharing cat videos and mediocre memes?

2010

facebook newsfeed 2010

 

2019

 

Amazon

Crazy what a little bit of white space and decluttering can do.

2010

amazon 2010

 

2019

amazon 2019

 

Netflix

Believe it or not, streaming services weren’t always Netflix’s big game. They used to deliver movies BY MAIL. Gasp. And they still do. Just ask Nana.

2010

netflix 2010

 

2019

netflix 2019

 

Craigslist

Living by the rule of "if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it."

2010

craigslist 2010

 

2019

craigslist 2019

 

Youtube

New sleek design. Same rabbit hole affect.

2010

youtube 2010

 

2019

youtube 2019

 

Twitter

Twitter has come so far with its simplified logo, steezy dark mode, and becoming the chosen platform for snowflake millennials to complain about things like Starbucks holiday cups and the butchered finales of their beloved TV shows.

2010

twitter 2010

 

2019

twitter 2019

 

Reddit

The front page of the internet got a much needed facelift despite backlash from its loyal fan base.

2010

reddit 2010

 

2019

reddit 2019

 

Apple

R.I.P. headphone jack. Do people still use iPad’s? Asking for a friend.

2010

apple 2010

 

2019

apple 2019

 

Instagram

Back in 2010 Instagram was shiny, new, and untainted by the hands of Mark Zuckerberg and wannabe influencers.

2010

instagram 2010

 

2019

instagram 2019

 

Space Jam

Some things never change :’)

2010

space jam website

 

2019

space jam website

 

So there you have it folks. A blast from the past, a look at the present, and high hopes for the future of web design. Tune in during 2029 for our next edition of website evolution!

 

 

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