Throwback Thursday — 1996

It’s hard to believe we’ve been in business since 1995, but we can actually prove it, thanks to the internet itself! Our original business name of Hart Consulting (picked in the 15 minutes I had available to register a name with the city of Mountain View California, so no time for creative naming) may be long gone, but the Wayback Machine still exists.

The Internet Archive Wayback Machine has archived “snapshots” of websites from as far back as 1995. It’s funny to see how primitive layout and design was back then. And here we thought we were pretty darned trendy to be using tables in such a sophisticated manner. Here are some screenshots of our October 1996 website as captured by the Wayback Machine.

screenshot of 1995 portfolio

We thought our design portfolio was pretty trendy for it’s day.

screenshot #2 of design portfolio

At least we added a few logos to the text further down the page.

screenshot # 3 of portfolio

Look! More text! We weren’t really getting the handle on the whole “show not tell” thing yet.

screenshot

At least we were consistent — still more text describing our projects