When you look back, it really has not changed that much (and that is a good thing). A good few design tweaks here and there but the general layout was set very early and pretty much remains the same today.
Check out the year...
Damn it was ugly. Saying that, most of the web was ugly. Surely someone thought to add a little padding here and there?
Wha?! Are you talking solely about the very first 1997 site? Because everything post-'98 is incredible and wouldn't look at all out of place in 2014 (sixteen years later!).
Absolutely. I only really see a improvement come 2004.
I didn't realize how little it has changed. I feel like starting at slide 3, the same design philosophy is clearly present throughout. Quite cool.