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Click on the thumbnails to get an idea of the changes this site — or more precisely: its home page — has gone through since 1999.

Personally, I still like #2 a lot. #8 was a winner, too, which is nicely documented by the fact that it stayed online for almost four years.

And I think it's hilarious how blatantly obvious it should be to anyone who has dealt with Macs for a while that I published #5 shortly after switching from Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X 10.0.

Lastly, #11 hails the iPhone and similar small-screen devices, which — in my humble opinion — make borders to the left and right of your web content a no-no. After years of steadily growing screen sizes, width has once again become a valuable resource.

A Brief Personal History of Web Design

#1

#1 · 1999

#2

#2 · 1999

#3

#3 · 2000

#4

#4 · 2000

#5

#5 · 2001

#6

#6 · 2001

#7

#7 · 2002

#8

#8 · 2002

#9

#9 · 2006

#10

#10 · 2007

#11

#11 · 2008