It even offers a free AOL trial, which brought many people online for the first time.
in 2009, but it faded away and died many years before.
(It was a flop.)Google didn’t even have a website in 1997, so I’m cheating a bit here by showing you the page from 1998. Here’s a little-known fact: the only reason Google started with such a simple design is because they didn’t have a webmaster or anyone that knew HTML. Yahoo was a pretty basic search engine and directory back then, nothing like the jam-packed front page it would become.
But then, Yahoo just couldn’t be cluttered back then.
No splashy front page with the latest news and high-resolution images of the president here, just a glorified search engine with a background that made the content harder to read.