Once Upon: 1997 Versions of Google+, YouTube and Facebook


Wed, Jan 4th, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

For those that were online as far back as 1997 -- and familiar with the agony that was Netscape -- they'll surely be amused by this: modern websites recreated with the old-school technologies, look and feel from almost a decade and a half ago. They even provide you with a downloadable copy of Netscape.

From the article on Today and Tomorrow:

"Once Upon" are three important contemporary web sites, recreated with technology and spirit of late 1997, according to the memories of Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied. They created a 1997 version of Google+, YouTube and facebook, all optimized for Netscape Navigator 4.03, running under Windows 95. Of course you can view them with a browser that still supports HTML Frames. I really love this little detail: the transfer speed of the server is limited to 8 kB/s (<> speed).



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