It can be quite interesting to look at past work that you’ve done as a web designer, even when you don’t actually expect to run into that content. I recently discovered the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine (yeah, I know, where have I been all these years), which allows me to bring you the following nuggets of only partially-complete archive sites. Some of this stuff does actually show more than just some broken links:
This web site, which has had various incarnations in the past. It started off as the domain for my web design company Dark Fusion Internet before I changed the name to naturalaxis.
I would be remiss not to link to my own company.
My really, really bad attempt at a SatireWire-like site – imitation being the best form of flattery.
Way back when I was a teenager, I participated in a series of software companies, none of which were any good, but they did provide me some experience and a playground of sorts. This was one of those sorts of projects.
One of my bigger learning experiences in high school was creating and running a UNIX web server so that students could create web sites and host them on one of the school’s own servers. The project died shortly after I graduated since nobody else there knew UNIX, but while it was up, people found it useful.
Another one of those really old software company projects. One of my first web page hosts that I had, but not the first.
My first subdomain, hosted by what used to be Simple|Net (now Yahoo’s Web Hosting services).
My work has definitely evolved since I created some of these sites, but it’s still interesting to look back at the progression of the work. The only exception to this was students.overlake.org, where not all the work was done by me (the later leaf logo was my work, and some other students did the main layout work for a couple of those incarnations).