Microsoft's 1994 home page


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#2

Love it.

The star background.
The scattered links.

Very 1994.


#3

I wonder if they had a Gopher presence? That is where the real action was…

Edit: I see that the page has a link to gopher.microsoft.com


#4

Image map = cutting edge in 1994. I was guilty too.


#5

There may not have been “web design” as we know it, or even as the late 90s knew it, but there is the common-sense aspect of not putting thin dark-teal type on a black background.


#6

Remember when Microsoft had so much potential? Pepperidge Farm remembers…


#7

Are you kidding? Teal was the car color of choice in 1994. Why not put it all over everything?

Also, that’s cyan, not teal. :wink:


#8

Nothing says 90’s like a web page entitled “Welcome to this web page!”


#9

Well, this one is on archive.org http://web.archive.org/web/19961020014044/http://www.microsoft.com/


#10

If you click through to the live page and then select Windows news it takes you to blogs.windows.com… With an incorrect SSL certificate. Even 20 years later Microsoft still can’t internet.


#11

“Send us your feeback”!!!

People paying yearly dues for Windows or Office might want to say the same thing to Microsoft.


#12

I wish SGI would bring back their old website: http://web.archive.org/web/19970706201500/http://www.sgi.com/


#13

Damning proof that Steve Jobs was 100% wrong when he said Bill Gates had no taste.


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