Happy birthday, Signalnoise.com

Way back on April 20th, 1999 I registered my first domain name, Signalnoise.com. I started my time in the industry a mere 6 months prior to that, so this website has been traveling with me throughout the duration of my career. It’s gone through many transformations in both design and identity before it became the blog platform it is today.

It’s come a long way since I started noodling though graphic software and programming, and to celebrate the 11th birthday of the site here is a hilarious look back at a few of my previous website attempts over the past 11 years. Most of these are from the late 90s and early 2000’s. Enjoy :)






20 responses to “Happy birthday, Signalnoise.com”

  1. DavidCom Avatar

    You registered it on 4/20? :D Nerdy stuff :D Happy Birthday!

  2. Eduardo Velarde Avatar

    That’s what I call evolution. Happy Birthday!

  3. Oliver Avatar

    HBD 420′ :) just passed 4:20pm here at budapest
    thx for the nice historical selection!

  4. Corinne Avatar

    Thanks for sharing your previous designs! My favorite is the mecha layout but I’m partial to the pixel layout too.

    Happy birthday!

  5. kazo Avatar

    Those pictures bring back so many memories… Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Shmeergla Avatar

    Wasn’t Hitler born the on the same date? O_o
    Anywayz, your plans for world domination are going much smoother…
    Happy birthday all the same:-)

  7. Steve Avatar

    Wow, you really are a man of the times. Those web designs are so perfect of the period. Great to look back to help us think of what is to come.

  8. Patrick Suin Avatar

    Congrats on 11 years! Wow, you’ve really come a long way.
    I’ll definitely be putting something together for the occasion.

  9. Natalie Brown Avatar

    Happy Birthday… just think, you are almost an unruly teenager now….

    I loved seeing the incarnations of the site.

  10. Mr_LeE Avatar

    I noticed you have an obsession with Transformers and robots :P

  11. GT-design Avatar

    Joyeux anniversaire!

  12. james Avatar

    Thanks so much for the kind wishes, everyone. This website might be 11, but it still has the maturity level of a 7 year-old punk.

  13. David Inispi Avatar
    David Inispi

    Congratulations James! Keep up the good work! :D

  14. TreyChen Avatar

    well. I am a newbie for this industry. But it is so interesting to look back the old day design.. gave me a lot of memories.
    Happy birthdays, Singalnoise.

  15. aqm Avatar

    awesome reflection!

  16. Olivier Avatar

    Hey congrats James! and awesome seeing your past weblings :)

  17. Eric Carl Avatar

    Love seeing stuff like this. Like Steve said, all these designs are great representations of what was going on in the very young web design world at the time.

  18. Fill Avatar

    wow! so cool that you post you old 90’s stuff! I like the one with transformer haha)

  19. laurin Avatar

    a wonderful journey trough (grafix)time! great work.
    thanks and happy birthday!

  20. David Avatar

    Happy birthday Signalnoise! And congratulations James, you’re such a talented person. Thanks for sharing your amazing art.

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