Posted on October 23, 2014 · Posted in Blog

Pop the champagne and blow out the candles. This week ADCook.com turned 18. Launched on October 23rd, 1996, my art site has gone through many design iterations and grown over the years, but its primary purpose has always been about art and design.

 

ADCook.com 2014

ADCook.com (today)

Wow, looking back it’s interesting to see how things have changed since the first version of ADCook.com – The internet was new and fresh. So new that none of us really knew what we were doing. We came from a printing background, so we computer saavy but used to working with huge files. We lived in the land of tiff files (big ones) and didn’t know a .jpg from a .gif back then. But we learned fast, and it was fun because it was all so new. And it’s still new for me in a lot of ways. Technology changes all the time, and with that comes opportunities to create and share with you even better than ever. I read recently that there are close to a billion web sites out there – a BILLION. Millions of web sites have come and gone since the early days of the Internet. I’m glad that we’re still here, online, and sharing art and life with you. Thanks to everyone who has visited and supported in the growth of our little art site. Cheers!

ADCook.com 1996

ADCook.com on the Wayback Machine (1996)

And it wasn’t always pretty… the screenshot above is from when the site was originally launched, October 23 1996. Seriously, I even had an AOL email. Hey, the World Wide Web was new – we didn’t even call it the Internet. Anyway, two years later, Google launched and the world has never been the same.

The Internet has changed us all. Web sites and the Internet have come of age. I guess we’ve grown up. Happy birthday ADCook.com

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If you’re into web history and more on the story, check out last year’s geeky techy web post here > http://www.adcfa.com/adcook-com-turns-17

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ADCook.com - celebrating 17 years - online since 1996

Thank you and cheers to another 18 years!

ADCook.com and ADCFA.com are mirrored sites built on WordPress.

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