The Old Website: Another Look Back to the Beginning

Much like last week, I stumbled across a bit of nostalgia from the beginning of my career. Along with graphic design, I used to build websites for my small business clients. And, much in the same manner I do now, I tried to provide value to each of them. My partner, Corey, and I developed a website that tried to reflect this.

And, out of curiosity, I Googled it. To my amazement, Corey still had the site uploaded to his online portfolio, even though he no longer really maintains his website any more. After a surreal, nostalgic browse around the site, I thought I would share it with you. The amazing part, to me, is the amount of vanity we both had in creating the site. We felt that using our pictures everywhere was beneficial to our marketing. However, we didn’t just use our picture (as you will find we did on Visceral Concepts), we attempted to create a “rockstar” image for ourselves. Here’s my favorite example.

If you’d like to see the rest of the site, you can view it at If not for the dated technology (the home page features flash content), the site development is still relevant. A couple of small updates, some spelling corrections, and a little stronger framework, and the site would be useable even today.

That’s it for this week’s Throwback Thursday. We’ll be doing our best to begin looking into the past of the company more often, but we’ll also continue to feature the business and ad practices of the past. Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and have an awesome Thursday!

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Michael McNew
Web developer, marketing innovator, technology enthusiast, and founder of Visceral Concepts, Michael McNew has developed a passion for delivering value to small business, turning his creativity towards branding and content marketing for small business owners.