Let's see your very first website

Alrighty, folks, hot on the heels of other discussions around firsts in technology. What was the first website you put together?

Remember archive.org can probably dig it up.

Here is mine: https://web.archive.org/web/19991021211032/http://www.geocities.com/Paris/LeftBank/5330/

I look forward to seeing your similarly ugly efforts too. :slight_smile:


Observe the design skills.

Also, early evidence of the woman who would become my wife and is now my ex-wife. :slight_smile:

Fucking top shout Mr Bacon, it took me a bloody age to find this. Circa 1997, I would have been about 6 years old. I had a great IT teacher at primary school that just let us throw these abominations together in Publisher and he’d chuck them on the school’s site. I still remember he pinball noise that WSFTP made when the upload was done - happy memories.

phew! mine’s not archived :wink:

it was a few files in a friends college/uni home directory ca. 1995.
zippy.dct.ac.uk/~buxmjp (I remember that bit, but not the subfolder)

That account was the go to resource for model rockets in the UK back then. And 20yrs later we’re still flying those model rockets (and bigger ones).

http://web.archive.org/web/20001023161843/http://www.gerv.net/ . That archive.org copy is from 2000, but I have records of that site existing as far back as 1999-03-01.


A comparison to your present website and your first one is an example of how we can change (eg. music likes) yet remain the same (eg. fundamental beliefs).

If I’d made a website before early 1998, the fundamental beliefs would have been different, too :-). I still have a badge somewhere from a mid-90s Cix http://www.wikiwand.com/en/CIX Teen meetup which has my name and a Levellers quote: “There’s only one way of life, and that’s your own.”

Earliest one I know the address to is here. Some fancy java spinning cubes were at the bottom linking to my pals websites and most of the main site is knackered in the archive as I used frames for my menus.

A later design is much better although it is a bit worrying that it’s still there concidering I haven’t paid for it for at least 5 years.

The earliest one I can find is https://web.archive.org/web/20031018194858/http://www.c-nic.org/

It’s arguably better than my current site.

Just starting to learn HTML in 2003. My current website isn’t much better.

This was the holding page for the site I was creating with a friend: http://web.archive.org/web/20070107231832/http://dotskipton.co.uk/

When we actually launched it looking A LOT better: http://web.archive.org/web/20071009132254/http://www.dotskipton.co.uk/

I do have an earlier one somewhere, but I can’t for the life of me remember the address!

My first website about abandonware (and downloading them illegally, because fuck yeah!).

Last updated in May 1999… Damn I’m old.

Holly molly I never knew internet archive actualy made snap shops. Guess I should have known givin the name “archive”. Here is mine.
I still own the domain but curently migrating the wordpress instence to my house beacuse as Pierre stated, fuck yea!

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