The Evolution of the Homepage

Using the WayBack Machine, we looked back at how the homepage has changed since the early days of the Internet

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Google, January 25, 1999

Google homepage
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When search engines like Google and FAST (Fast Search & Transfer) hit the scene, surfing the web became more sophisticated. Instead of requiring users to type in painfully long URLs and directing traffic to homepages, Google rated the relevance of a web page to a particular search query based on how many other web pages linked to it. With prototypes for products like computerized glasses, a part of Project Glass, currently under development, Google has come a long way since ’99. We’re guessing they still party like it is though.

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