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The Vintage Web Posts Websites With Outdated Design

Website of the Day: The Vintage Web

Ever come across a website whose design appears to be stuck in the early '90s? That's the bread and butter of The Vintage Web.

The site posts images of websites that look as though they haven't been touched in 15 years, though most are current and actively updated.

I also like that they call out certain websites for their antiquated layouts — ahem, Seattle.gov!

Found a cool website worth sharing? To learn how to post your favorite websites to our Website of the Day group,

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I know that this long list looks scary, but trust me, once you get the hang of it, it'll be a snap the second time around.

  1. First of all, join the Website of the Day group.
  2. Click the pink "Share" menu on the top left side of the page.
  3. Choose "Blog" and "Regular Post."
  4. Give your story a "Title."
  5. Fill in the "Body" with a link to your favorite website and the reasons why you love it.
  6. Click "Next."
  7. Choose the audience for your story to "Website of the Day" in the dropdown menu.
  8. Add keyword(s) (for example mine for this photo was "Website of the Day").
  9. Change channel to "Technology and Gadgets."
  10. Fill in tag field with relevant tags.
  11. Click "I’m done" to submit content.

So join the Website of the Day group and share information about all your favorite sites! Yours just might end up on the geeksugar homepage!

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ladyv ladyv 8 years
@refinedharmon - Hey, I'm one of the creators and writers of The Vintage Web. We don't always write with a snarky tone, but in this day and age there's almost no excuse for having terrible design. With so many free templates and design tools, it's extremely easy to find something that's both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Also, we've never used a non-profit or charity site, because that would be pretty mean. On the bright side, we send good traffic to some of these pages, and that's never a bad thing! Best, Veronica
refinedharmony refinedharmony 8 years
You know, some of these really are very old and funny, but some of them are just simple web design. I know all of the ones I have designed could potentially fall on this page. Many orgs (especially non-profits) do their best to just HAVE a website, it's asking a lot for it to be spectacular. I know for the ones I have done, the orgs simply don't have the money to invest in a big program or pay someone to design our site. It ends up simplistic but gets the job done. I don't think the Seattle one is that bad, and the LEAD conference is not great but they are just trying to get their information out there. I actually think it's kind of cruel to go around to these sites who are trying to catch up with the times and have a home on the web and point our how bad their site is. As a side note- I'm trying to find a designer for one of my pages because we actually got a small budget for it, but we can't find anyone who will do something SIMPLE enough for what we need. Why does everything have to be glitter and fireworks? We just need the basics.
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