I was glancing through some files in some webspace I’ve had for a while, and ran across a fairly old portfolio page I had. It listed seven websites that I had worked on around that time.
This was probably about seven years ago, so sometime in 2001 or so.
Not only is there not a trace of my work on any of the sites, only one of them actually even exists anymore. The rest are holding pages from the registrars or host providers.
I had forgotten that I had worked on a couple of them, until I saw the screenshots. Around that time, I had estimated that I had worked on about 100 websites. That’s the last time I tried to keep track. How many are left? How many would I remember?
It doesn’t matter, really. So, as I think about sites that I’m involved with in some way these days, they seem less important to me somehow, when I think that in a few years, they too will be gone.
Here are the screenshots, in memoriam.