Ten Year Challenge: Websites Then and Now

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If you’re not on Facebook, then you may not have heard about the Ten Year Challenge, where users are encouraged to share their profile photo from ten years ago alongside their current profile photo in an effort to show just how much they’ve changed in that time period.

In a nod to the Ten Year Challenge, we put a creative (and hopefully much less controversial) spin on it and examined the 10-year differences on some of our client’s websites! While it’s fun to see what we think now is out-dated and maybe even weird from 10 years ago, remember that these were “modern” for that time, featuring design and interaction elements of the day. We’ve used the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine to pull these images. A little disclaimer: The Wayback Machine does not display Flash files and may not fully load some images.


Dauphin Island: This website did not yet use CSS and was developed using tables, but that was standard for that time. Note: Stamp did not design or develop the Town of Dauphin Island’s website from ten years ago.

Then:

Dauphin Island Website: 10 Years Ago

Today, the website for the Town of Dauphin Island is developed in Expression Engine and is mobile-responsive.

Now:

Dauphin Island Website - 2019
http://www.townofdauphinisland.org

Tifton Tourism: This website did not yet use CSS or implement the now ubiquitous wide/full screen design. However, it is clean and easy to find what you’re looking for. Note: Stamp did not design or develop Tifton Tourism’s website from ten years ago.

Then:

Tifton Tourism Website: 2009

Today, Tifton Tourism’s website is developed in Expression Engine and utilizes the width of the screen you are viewing it on.

Now:

Tifton Tourism Website: 2019
https://www.tiftontourism.com

Have you looked at your site from ten years ago? Click here and see what the Wayback Machine has on file for your domain address.

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