Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The New York Daily News - If They Had a Website in 1973

The New York Daily News did something interesting. They took their current website design and populated it with stories as if it was 1973. The stories on this anachronistic edition span the entire year of 1973 instead of just today's date. It's fun to scan through the main categories as if it was then again and there was a such thing called the internet. There was Watergate, OJ ran for 2,000 yards, McCain was released from the Hanoi Hilton, the Twin Towers were unveiled and we had an oil crisis. Serpico made its debut, the Knicks won the NBA championship and Billy Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs. 

The Daily News also created a special version of their style sheet to make the pages look old and tattered. Of course, there were 2008 advertising banners all over the place, but this was still a fun experience. 

Here is a link: http://www.nydailynews.com/1973/homepage/

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