There was a time before Chrome and HTML5, before the tabs you open on your computer automatically appear on your smartphone, long before smartphones even existed, in fact.
That time was the nineties, when Microsoft was still the superpower of the internet, searching was done with Yahoo! and Netscape Navigator was many people’s browser of choice. The few homes which had access to the internet did it through a dial-up service and the connection cost more after 6pm.
Geocities-izer is a simple web-based tool which rebuilds any website to appear the way it would have done had it been designed with the now archaic web-hosting service, bringing back some very old memories from the net’s early days.
The sleek, user-friendly designs of modern sites are torn apart, replaced with blocky graphics and tiny animated figures, while once minimal aesthetics are out in favour of bold, garish blocks of colour.
Simply type in the name of your favourite website (or the one you work for in our case) and you’ll be taken back in time around fifteen years. It’s brilliant fun and is definitely something that should be emailed to your colleagues – that is, if you can remember the password to your old Compuserve email address.