Wayback

You may be familiar with the “wayback machine”. If not, you should be! It’s an archive of the internet. Yep, the whole thing. For how long? You guessed it — way back.

cartoon with boy and dog standing in front of a time machine

Anyway, as I was updating our website and and proudly showing off my work, one of my co-workers said, “I dunno. Looks OK I guess. I don’t really know what it looked like before”. Thanks Chris. I’ll try not to let my head get too big. So I thought of the wayback machine to show him what I’d improved on. But then I thought, why stop at the last version. Why not go back 20 years to when one of our customers handed me a pirated copy of Dreamweaver 3 (I later bought it. Don’t get all judgy)

Here are some links to various periods. Maybe you’ll get a kick out of it like I did.

URLAuthorYear
The Birth of artsautomotive.com, and no, I'm not color blind. Why do you ask?Paul Cortes2001
End of the Putty EraPaul Cortes2002
The Birth of PurplePaul Cortes2003
Why would you ever change colors when the site is already purple?Paul Cortes2008
Chris decided to make the site appeal to young people. Due to my condition, I was unable to say if it was effective.Christian2010
Lotsa bling!Christian2014
A cleaner lookChristian2018
Finally, Wordpress makes site editing easy again. Christian2019
Back a few milliseconds into the futurePaul Cortes2020