By the end of 1996, there were more than 250,000 Internet sites. Some of the projects that began in the early days of the Internet included, for example, Yahoo (1994) or Amazon (1995). From the period before 1996 only a small part of websites remained known to this day because at that time there was no institution or service that would centralize the sites for systematic archiving.

The turning point came only in 1996, when the largest digital library on the Internet was founded, which was intended, among other things, to preserve the content and visual appearance of websites through the service - Wayback Machine.

Today, the Internet archive retains the visual form of over 327 billion websites, the oldest since 1996. This service is undoubtedly of big help to anyone who wants to look at the internet in the past. (I'm happy to note that some of my blogs have also been archived even though they are no longer online).

The Internet Archive is not a museum that contains organized and orderly displays that allow visitors to get a comprehensive picture about the design of the sites in the past while using selected examples. Therefore, the Web Design Museum has set itself the goal of following past design trends and allowing the general public to get a complete picture of past web design with selected views and at the same time use selected sites to highlight the development of sites from the distant past to the present day.

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