Today's announcement of the latest redesign of fellow altweekly Westword's website made me curious what previous incarnations of our own used to look like. Pretty sure my memory only takes me back a few years, but the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine is an invaluable (and awesome) tool.
So without further ado, I bring you a horrifying look at the Indy's interweb history.
- May 10, 2000: Pastels and a space-age 'i.'
- June 4, 2002: Now we're seeing a little red, a little black and some lovely white space. 'Personals' have made an appearance — holla here if you found love.
- Feb. 2, 2008: Two things: Yes, the website really didn't change for six years, and yes, it finally looks like something people could use. Note the new-ish ability to comment on stories.
- Feb. 12, 2009: We've added digital copies of our special editions, and started transitioning to a tan color scheme. That 'Shit jobs' story is still a good read.
- Jan. 2, 2010: We're almost home. Our one-day-old blog is on the left, while 'Recent Comments' still takes up the right space.
- Dec. 7, 2011: Welcome to today. We're packing digital issues of various guides all over the place; Facebook and Twitter plug-ins; IndyBlog on the top right, with a rotating bunch of stories updated daily; and everything else good in the middle.