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.

Also, check out our 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 - 2020   (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 - 2020   (39 images)

BBC Website

BBC Website Logo
  • The Beeb embraced the internet as a platform in 1994, very early compared to it's broadcasting peers.
  • 1994 - 2020   (31 images)

Facebook

Facebook Logo
  • Although Facebook's love of the color blue goes back to it's earliest versions, the site has changed dramatically over the years.
  • 2004 - 2020   (33 images)

Google Maps

Google Maps Logo
  • The world's most popular map has wowed it's users since day one. But do you know what it looked like in 2005?
  • 2004 - 2020   (48 images)

Google Search

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 - 2020   (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 - 2020   (29 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 - 2020   (23 images)

TechCrunch

TechCrunch Logo
  • One of the most influential tech news sites began in 2005. Do you know when it adopted it's trademark green design?
  • 2005 - 2020   (12 images)

Wikipedia

Wikipedia Logo
  • Wikipedia is one of the most useful inventions of all time. Its simple design makes it easy to consume.
  • 2001 - 2020   (17 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 - 2020   (20 images)

YouTube

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 - 2020   (39 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   (56 images)

iOS

iOS Logo
  • The iPhone's operating system changed everything in mobile computing.
    [This article is a work in progress.]
  • 2007 - 2009   (27 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 - 2020   (59 images)

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows Logo
  • The world's most popular desktop operating system has a long history. Do you know how colorful Windows 1.0 was?
  • 1985 - 2020   (88 images)

Microsoft Windows Control Panels

Microsoft Windows Control Panels Logo
  • See what all the Control Panels looked like from Windows 1.0 to Windows 10.
  • 1985 - 2020   (14 images)

Microsoft Windows Title Screens

Microsoft Windows Title Screens Logo
  • Check out all the Windows welcome screens from Windows 1.0 to Windows 10.
  • 1985 - 2020   (13 images)


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View Application Histories

Our collection of popular and historic applications.

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop Logo
  • The preferred application for professional image editing has been leading the pack since 1990.
  • 1990 - 2020   (101 images)

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer Logo
  • Did you know Microsoft made versions of IE for the Mac, UNIX, and Xbox?
  • 1995 - 2013   (54 images)

iTunes

iTunes Logo
  • Apple's music app has been critized for becoming too bloated. But 2019 brought a retirement announcement for iTunes.
  • 2001 - 2020   (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 - 2020   (71 images)

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word Logo
  • Did you know Microsoft's venerable word processor was first released for a Unix system?
  • 1984 - 2020   (79 images)

Netscape Navigator

Netscape Navigator Logo
  • Netscape Navigator was the most popular browser in the mid-1990s, helping usher in a new era of computing.
  • 1994 - 2008   (48 images)


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Tech Giant Discontinued Products

Software, hardware, sites, and services that walked off into the sunset.

All-Time Complete List of Discontinued Microsoft Products

Discontinued Microsoft Products
  • The most complete and exhaustive list of deprecated Microsoft products on the internet.
  • 1975 - 2019   (346 products)


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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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