The Latest in Web Design? Retro Websites Inspired by the ’90s

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The Latest in Web Design? Retro Websites Inspired by the ’90s

Post by KirtB » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:54 pm

RF Cafe screen capture August 18, 2000 (Archive.org)

The NY Times has an article about a growing trend to harken back to website layouts reminiscent of the early days of the Internet. RF Cafe, which began life in 1996 as RF Tools on AOL, was there. The RF Cafe logo at the top of this page is the original from 1999.
"Web designs have come a long way in 20 years, but some are taking a step back to evoke a sort of hipster nostalgia for the early days of the internet. They're tipping their hat to the 1990s,' said David Lee, the chief creative officer of Squarespace.' 'I really hate the modern internet,' Mr. Drake said. 'My vision is to bring back making websites as a creative thing, not just as a business thing."
I couldn't agree more ... https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/17/fashion/90s-web-design.html
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