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How often do you change the design of your website? According to some studies, a vast majority of web professionals and businesses are re-designing their sites once in 1-2 years. For most of users a poor design is the main reason to mistrust a website.

To visualize the evolution of website design of some popular brands, Jacinthe Busson created a nice little resource called UX Timeline. It illustrates the websites of well known brands and their change over time. It uses the Wayback Machine service to extract snapshots of web pages at certain moments of time. You can also preview the mobile app design evolution for respective Android and iOS apps.

Browsing these examples we can notice how web design trends changed over time, now embracing simpler, colorful, flat and mobile friendly layouts. Let’s have a look:

MailChimp

Year: 2005

mailchimp-2005

Year: 2008

mailchimp-2008

Year: 2009

mailchimp-2009

Year: 2011

mailchimp-2011

Year: 2014

mailchimp-2014

Vimeo

Year: 2005

vimeo-2005

Year: 2007

vimeo-2007

Year: 2009

vimeo-2009

Year: 2012

vimeo-2012

Year: 2014

vimeo-2014

Spotify

Year: 2008

spotify-2008

Year: 2010

spotify-2010

Year: 2011

spotify-2011

Year: 2014

spotify-2014

Year: 2015

spotify-2015

AirBnB

Year: 2008

airbnb-2008

Year: 2011

airbnb-2011

Year: 2013

airbnb-2013

Year: 2014

airbnb-2014

Year: 2015

airbnb-2015

To preview all examples please go to UX Timeline website. The resource will be updated, so keep an eye on it and let us know if you know more awesome layouts.

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