About Web Design Museum

Web Design Museum preserves the creative legacy of web designers and design history online for future generations.

Our mission

The main goal of the Web Design Museum project is the mapping of past trends in web design that have been prevalent on the Internet from the creation of the first web site in 1991 until the mid-2000s. Our goal is to preserve the creative legacy of millennium web designers for future generations, because Internet users in 2030 will have little idea how unique the design of 2003 web sites was.

Our team

Petr Kovář

He is the founder of the Web Design Museum project and a computer historian as its initial profession. He started using the Internet back in 1996 and has been fascinated by it ever since.

Ondřej Letocha

The chief programmer of the project without whose dedicated work and excellent programming skills Web Design Museum would never become the reality.

Submit websites

Screenshots of websites come either from the private archive of Petr Kovář or they have been obtained through the Internet Archive, Arquivo.pt, Archive-It, Library of Congress, Stanford Web Archive Portal, The Icelandic web archive and other services. Since launching the museum in May 2017, we have received several dozen screenshots from visitors of unique websites from the turn of the millennium, which are also included in the collection.

We are still looking for web design trends that dominated in the past (e.g. interactive flash websites, grunge design, pixel design, techno). If you have interesting websites on your PC, dating back to the period between early 1990s and mid-2000s, we kindly ask you to send us their screenshots in full resolution to [email protected].

Special thanks

We would like to thank all web designers whose works we are honoured to exhibit in Web Design Museum. Without you, the Internet would not be what it is today.