What 13 Popular Websites Used to Look Like

Business Insider

What did LinkedIn look like the first time you visited the site in 2003? How'd The New York Times' homepage look back in 1996?

We found the earliest versions of some of the most visited websites today, like Facebook, Google, and The Huffington Post.

Here's what the sites looked like then and what they look like now. Web design has come a long way.

LinkedIn — Then (May 2003)

View gallery

.

Ignite Social Media


LinkedIn — Now

View gallery

.

LinkedIn


Google — Then (1998)

View gallery

.

Google


Google — Now

View gallery

.

Google


The Huffington Post — Then (On the day of its launch, May 2005)

View gallery

.

Village Voice


The Huffington Post — Now

View gallery

.

The Huffington Post


Myspace — Then (October 2003)

View gallery

.

Ignite Social Media


Myspace — Now

View gallery

.

Myspace


YouTube — Then (May 2005)

View gallery

.

Ignite Social Media


YouTube — Now

View gallery

.

YouTube


Twitter — Then (October 2006)

View gallery

.

Ignite Social Media


Twitter — Now

View gallery

.

Twitter


Yahoo! — Then (1994)

View gallery

.

CNET


Yahoo! — Now

View gallery

.

Yahoo!




AOL — Then (version 2.0 in 1994 and 1.0 disk)

View gallery

.

Duling.org


AOL — Now

View gallery

.

AOL


Digg — Then (2004)

View gallery

.

Ignite Social Media


Digg — Now

View gallery

.

Digg


The New York Times — Then (1996)

View gallery

.

Content Marketing Today


The New York Times — Now

View gallery

.

The New York Times


eBay — Then (as Auction Web in 1997)

View gallery

.

eBay — Now

View gallery

.

eBay


Flickr — Then (April 2004)

View gallery

.

Ignite Social Media


Flickr — Now

View gallery

.

Flickr


Facebook — Then (2004)

View gallery

.

Impact Watch


Facebook — Now

View gallery

.

Facebook


View Comments