Version Museum showcases the visual history of popular websites, operating systems, applications, and games that have shaped our lives. Much like walking through a real-life museum, this site focuses on the design changes of historic versions of technology, rather than just the written history behind it.

Version Museum launched in May 2019. We are adding new content all the time. If you like seeing nostalgic stuff everyday, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

November 5th: New! YouTube Videos! Check out our brand new YouTube videos about the design evolution of YouTube.com, Microsoft.com, Amazon.com, and Apple.com.

View Website Histories

Our expanding collection of the biggest and most historic sites on the internet.

Amazon.com

Amazon.com Logo
  • The world's largest online retailer started off as a bookstore in 1995. The logo contained the Amazon River!
  • 1995 - 2019   (34 images)

Apple.com

Apple.com Logo
  • The company is known for its incredible design, but did that extend to Apple's early web presence?
  • 1994 - 2019   (38 images)

Facebook.com

Facebook Logo
  • Although Facebook's love of the color blue goes back to its earliest versions, the site has changed dramatically over the years.
  • 2004 - 2019   (33 images)

Google Maps

Google Maps Logo
  • The world's most popular map has wowed its users since day one. But do you know what it looked like in 2005?
  • 2004 - 2019   (48 images)

Google.com

Google Search Logo
  • Take a ride through the history of Google's search engine from 1996 through present day. Did you know it used to be called BackRub?
  • 1996 - 2019   (41 images)

Microsoft.com

Microsoft.com Logo
  • Did you know the software behemoth used its homepage to fight a US government lawsuit for years?
  • 1994 - 2019   (25 images)

New York Times

New York Times Logo
  • The website of the newspaper of record began as a service on AOL, and has had numerous design changes over the years.
  • 1994 - 2019   (23 images)

Yahoo.com

Yahoo.com Logo
  • Yahoo was a pioneer of the early web and discovered a love of the color purple before it was acquired by Verizon.
  • 1994 - 2019   (20 images)

YouTube.com

YouTube Logo
  • The world's largest video site has quite the design history. And one design decision led to the demise of the IE6 browser.
  • 2005 - 2019   (23 images)


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View Operating System Histories

Our new collection of operating systems.

Classic Mac OS

Classic Mac OS Logo
  • Before Mac OS X reigned supreme, there was System 1 through System 9, which spanned 17 years from 1984 to 2001.
  • 1984 - 2001   (66 images)

Mac OS X

Mac OS X Logo
  • The OS for Macs since 2001 has come a long way, ditching skeuomorphism in 2014 with the Yosemite release.
  • 2001 - 2019   (61 images)

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows Logo
  • The worlds most popular desktop operating system has a long history. Do you know how colorful Windows 1.0 was?
  • 1985 - 2019   (65 images)


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View Application Histories

Our new collection of the most popular applications.

iTunes

iTunes Logo
  • Apple's music app has been critized for becoming too bloated. But 2019 brought a retirement announcement for iTunes.
  • 2001 - 2019   (57 images)

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel Logo
  • Excel's first release was not for Windows or MS-DOS. It was for the Macintosh in 1985! See what it looked like here.
  • 1985 - 2019   (71 images)

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word Logo
  • Did you know Microsoft's venerable word processor was first released for a Unix system?
  • 1984 - 2019   (79 images)


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View Game Histories

Our new collection of the most popular games.

Geometry Dash

Geometry Dash Logo
  • The massively popular side-scroller has come a long way in a short time. Did you know it was first called Geometry Jump?
  • 2013 - 2019   (30 images)

Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto Logo
  • The infamous criminal simulator has had numerous smash hits. But have you ever seen GTA 1 or 2?
  • 1997 - 2019   (27 images)

Mario Kart

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  • One of the most popular game franchises of all time has 9 versions over 3 decades. See them all!
  • 1992 - 2019   (82 images)


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