Old School Moiraine’s World

I was clicking around the other day and ended up on archive.org. There are a few designs from Moiraine’s World past that didn’t make it, which is probably just as well. I think my memory has made those old designs far better than they were in reality.

Case in point, here is a gem from 2002, which would be near the sites genesis. Although thankfully the actual first layout is filled with X’s.

circa 2002
Moiraine and Thom...love bubble?

Back then, whatever the header image was I made sure the site matched. So all that lovely orange-red font/scrollbar/links would change. How exciting! I was surprised to discover how much more personal site updates were back then. Another aspect I blocked out, I guess.

My god that banner! I suppose back then everyone had ugly websites so I can forgive myself, but I can remember being so damn proud of my Paint Shop Pro 7 “skills”. Ah, the good ol’ days.

The most recent and functioning site snapshot in the Archive is from 2005.

Circa 2005
How pale and...there.

I don’t have anything really against this layout. I think it does highlight how static the front page was for a good long time. Not to mention, the actual site description at some point vanished. Which reminded me Kate was suppose to help with that!

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  1. I love the hint at the end. >: o

    The pale one is so clean… I like it really, even though it’s from a bit ago. And I like the musical notes in the first banner. Oh the orange! My stuff would probably look like that now if I tried to make my own banner and customize. :d

  2. *nostalgic* Yeah, old layouts are generally better in memory than reality. 🙂 But I wouldn’t have minded that one for my first website *cringe at memory…*

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