oct 21

Early Days

Looking at this gallery of blog homepages when they were launched triggered the idea to look up the first design of Fimoculous.com. HORRIBLE!!!


Yeah, it's time to redesign here again too...

posted by Rex at 4:05 PM on October 21, 2008

Beat me to the punch on that comment, Rex.

posted by Andrew Simone at 5:12 PM on October 21, 2008

Before I "knew" you, I always thought you were crazy, because of how your website looked. (Glass houses/stones, etc., yes.)

posted by Choire at 5:21 PM on October 21, 2008

A good instance of truth in design!

Even if I still consider myself a web designer, I always say that I never wanted Fimoc to look like a website. Mission accomplished!

posted by Rex at 5:32 PM on October 21, 2008

My favorite part is the "open windows in..." toggle. Ah yes. New window or existing window? The grand conundrum of 2001!

posted by robin at 9:52 PM on October 21, 2008

Now this is the true gem of that site.

Rex's Hot or Not page.

posted by Gavin at 10:46 PM on October 21, 2008

is it wrong that since I always only reed your feed that I still kinda thought the site looked like that?

posted by david at 10:59 PM on October 21, 2008

To be perfectly honest, I think the original design is kind of nice. It's when I first stumbled onto your blog. At the time, it was a very memorable design.

posted by alpobreath at 2:22 PM on October 22, 2008

...Now with 30% more advertising messages for your reading pleasure!

Now if only Hearst,S.Zell, etc. could figure out where all those revenue dollars ended up????

posted by ryanol at 2:42 PM on October 22, 2008

I love the grainy web cam.

posted by kelly at 3:48 PM on October 22, 2008

I should bring back the webcam!

posted by Rex at 3:50 PM on October 22, 2008


posted by Eric at 10:36 PM on October 22, 2008

You realize this has made you impossible to parody now?

Prediction: This URL goes Tumblr in 2009.

posted by Michael Duff at 1:22 AM on October 23, 2008

OK, that is hideous.

posted by Lauren at 2:34 PM on October 23, 2008

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