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How to tell if you’re a web design OG

This morning I’ve been following the hilarious (and cringe inducing) web design OG Twitter meme started by Jeff Croft (if you’re wondering, OG stands for Original Gangster). Here are a few of my favourites:

If you created a website that had “Works best with Netscape Navigator” you may be a #design_og
@_j12

If you remember Adobe PageMill, you may be a web design OG. #design_og
@meyerweb

If you’ve ever said that your “site looks better in Netscape Navigator” you may just be a web design OG! #design_og
@hudsonperalta

If you remember cleaning up bad Word-to-HTML markup by hand in a text editor, you might be a web design OG #design_og
@DataG

If u ever designed an interactive CD-ROM you’re a #design_og
@daveixd

If you remember having to make sure that your hex colour codes were “web safe” you might be web design OG #design_og
@stevecomrie

If you used .midi files for audio on your webpage, maybe you are a #design_og
@blueocto

If you’ve ever optimized a website for 14.4, 28.8 and/or 33.6 baud rate modems, you might be a web design OG #design_og
@digitaljhelms

If you still have some old business cards laying around where ur title was Webmistress, you’re a web #design_og (or OL as case may be)
@flynine

If you used 1×1 spacer gifs you may be a web design OG #design_og
@trafnar

If you ever thought while reading @alistapart article, “That’s great, but I’m still supporting IE3,” you might be a #design_og.
@dylanw

And here are my contributions:

If you ever designed a website that was hosted on Geocities, you may be a web design OG #design_og
@f6design

If you ever designed a website for 640×480 resolution, you may be a web design OG #design_og
@f6design

There are still plenty of goodies pouring in, so keep an eye on the meme

4 Responses to “How to tell if you’re a web design OG”

  1. Jaitra says:

    If you’ve ever nested tables within tables, but only at least 10 years ago, you may be a web design OG #design_og

  2. Jonathan says:

    @Jaitra Don’t mention nested tables to me right now. I’m working on an HTML email layout, so I’ve nested a few tables today already. Shudder.

  3. Ted Goas says:

    Haha, these are funny. I’m disappointed I missed this last summer.

  4. If you optimized your site for altavista you’re a design OG

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