🍿 Let's play popcorn!

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  • Pedro_Perez
    Pedro_Perez Member Posts: 13 MVP

    Thanks for the tag @Aj_Pfeil & @Sheyla for the invitation.

    Well, I'm only 37/yo but I started web design when I had 15/yo so I can remember a few old website trends that I definitely don't want to hear back from them.

    1- Adobe flash designs and navigation menu, flash images, etc... NO PLEASE, NO! LOL!!

    2- The old school tables layout <TR><TD> and table shadows

    3- All designs with marquee text (The only one CTA 😭😆)

    4- Slow loading websites thanks to dial-up connections 😱

    5- Old style popus that open in new resized browser windows 🤬🤣

    I would like to know what think @Bruce_McCaughan about this discussion. I think he definitely have some funny experiences.

  • Pedro_Perez
    Pedro_Perez Member Posts: 13 MVP

    I forget to mention the font styles with all BOLD and ITALIC and UNDERLINE styles 😓😁

  • community_manager
    community_manager Administrator Posts: 297 Duda Staff

    So many good ones @Pedro_Perez Oof - the randomly sized popups!!


  • Pedro_Perez
    Pedro_Perez Member Posts: 13 MVP
    edited April 2022

    I remember when I had to connect to the internet and I clicked connect and then I was going to go prepare my breakfast until the connection was established lol!

    And not to mention the busy phone line.

  • Sharon_Keevins
    Sharon_Keevins Member Posts: 7 Learner

    Hey guys sorry @Sheyla for late appearance - crazy busy day!

    I would say fixed pixel width sites that didn't scroll. There are still some beauties out there that look like mini postcards on mobile!

    I'll tag @Peter_Jones lets see if he's up for contributing!

  • community_manager
    community_manager Administrator Posts: 297 Duda Staff

    Bonus points if you can share one of those 'beauties' with us


  • Sharon_Keevins
    Sharon_Keevins Member Posts: 7 Learner

    Yep here's a good one www.anndeleyhair.co.uk

  • Adam_Wills
    Adam_Wills Member Posts: 3

    "Hey bro! Hang up the phone! You're slowing up Netscape Navigator!"

    Whatayougot @Raj_Zavery ?

  • Raj_Zavery
    Raj_Zavery Member Posts: 16

    the stock resoonse for broadband and other IT issues either at home or work; as widespread back in the day as it is now….”have you tried switching it on and off again” 😂


    Joe public in the primeval days of internet, strengthening their witty and original password from “password” to “password1” 🙃

  • Bruce_McCaughan
    Bruce_McCaughan Member Posts: 124 Learner

    Thank you (?) @Pedro_Perez for tagging me. No pressure there :-)

    I don't normally like these chain letters, but I am just superstitious enough that I won't break the chain :-)

    Hmmm, most of the retro cheesy features have been well covered in the previous contributions. I dunno, but I am kind of nostalgic for the good ol' days. I mean, 15 or 20 years ago we could *easily control content display (start stop by date) with a bit of PHP code, or the CMS would enable us to easily do it. And auto-responders were an out-of-the-box feature for any simple web form.

    We have come a long way in other areas, but also I pine for those days :-)

    My apologies to @Paul_Lancieri as the rules dictate I pass the torch :-)