Monthly Archives: July 2007

Websites Through The Years: CNet

Welcome back to Websites Through The Years! Today we tackle CNet, one of the oldest tech sites. We’ll start with the earliest design the Wayback Machine could find: October 1996.

October 22, 1996

Nothing says “90s” like a design like that! Okay… The yellow is a little hard on the eyes, but other than that it’s not too bad for the ’90s. My biggest complaint: Their shameless touting of Internet Exploder, er Explorer. Obviously I maniacally support Mozilla Firefox (download now, quantities are unlimited!).

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Websites Through The Years: Yahoo

After the success of Web Sites Before and After, I decided to start an article series going more in-depth about the various websites. In Websites Through The Years, I’ll be picking some designs and, with the help of the Wayback Machine, going over the…

Pageflakes Blizzard Release

Pageflakes has just released their new “Blizzard Release.” Still going head-to-head with their competitor (Netvibes), Pageflakes has been busy. The new build has not just caught-up with Netvibes, but it’s gone beyond it. You can now customize the heck out of your Pageflakes pages,…

BlogBuzz July 19, 2007

Switchpod Podcast Hosting

Are you a beginning podcaster on a budget? If you need a place to host your large audio files, give Switchpod a try. What do they have to offer? They have a free plan with 450MB of storage, a $5/month plan with 500MB, a…

Web Sites Before and After

What have websites looked like over the years? With the help of the WayBack Machine, we’ll take a look. Below are eight sites. Each has a prior design on the left and the current on the right. Nice ‘n easy to compare.

Webmaster Articles Blog Carnival – July 18, 2007 Edition

Welcome to the July 18, 2007 edition of the Webmaster Articles blog carnival. You may notice that we’re publishing a little early, but are you complaining? We’ve got a nice collection of articles this time around, so let’s get started.

10 Widgets For Bloggers/Webmasters (Yahoo Widget Engine)

If you’ve spent any amount of time on the web, it’s likely you’ve heard of the Yahoo Widget Engine (formerly known as Konfabulator [before Yahoo bought it]). With YWE, you get a Mac-like heads-up display that overlays your screen (activated by a hotkey), displaying…

BlogBuzz July 13, 2007

The Machine is Us/ing Us

This is one cool video! Everyone should be required to watch this. The video is composed of video screen captures (and shots of a sheet of paper), edited into a short film that pretty much sums-up the internet and Web 2.0. It’s…right.Watch the video,…