@Mike Trinch posted on my Facebook the other day when we shared it would be our 9th birthday today
And he was right! I looked it up on archive.org
Here is his first site which we started building in 2007 and was launched in early 2008
It’s actually still a really nice website even by today’s standards (though it was optimized for 800 x 600 and not responsive so could not work today).
Unfortunately, our project management system doesn’t go back that far, so I had to look it up on archive.org
It was actually a bit of fun seeing this old site. So I thought since it’s our birthday, and we have so many members on here that are past or present customers, why not ask our members to share their story and their first site.
Whether you’re @Garyashton and you launched on a template in 2003 combining REW with iframed Wolfnet IDX
Or @judyorr who has been with us since 2005
Remember flash slideshows? Can’t even get them to render anymore
I can recall sites like Preston Guyton’s first custom (at the time, the largest custom site we had done)
Designed by @Phil in 2005! <<< This dude is celebrating 19 years at REW soon! WHAT!!!
So many epic sites! Did you know? Since Gary’s site way back, we have done over 50,000 custom projects? And that is just since we started tracking in RPM, so it’s actually a lot more than that.
So how about it? Care to share your first REW website screenshot with us (along with a story?)
Head over to archive.org if you want to grab a screen