A Visual History of WhiteHouse.gov

One of the web’s early websites has seen many redesigns in its 18-year history.

The office of the president of the United States has had a website since the very early days of the World Wide Web. Beginning in 1994, WhiteHouse.gov became a destination for Internet users. By the end of that year, the web had just 10,000 sites.

WhiteHouse.gov contains information about the history of the United States, the office of the president, as well as current news, executive orders and appearances by the president.

As an early leader on the Internet, the site has taken part in an interesting series of redesigns. Let us take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and offer perspective on how quickly web design has changed.

May 1997

May 1997

March 2000

March 2000

December 2000

December 2000

October 2001

October 2001

November 2006

November 2006

June 2007

June 2007

September 2009

September 2009

November 2010

November 2010

June 2011

June 2011

October 2012

October 2012

All images courtesy of Archive.org.

Oct 23 2012