Your first web design/development job?
My first website (done in 1997) was a site for the hockey team I played for. It had a similar background as @Russel Heimlich's, it was hosted on Angelfire and contained a table with the player statistics.
If you clicked the team logo you came to a "hidden" page where there was pictures of some girls (yeah, I know) and snus (don't ask why). The page had been "live" for about 3 weeks when one of the board members of the hockey club found the "hidden" page. I received a very angry call where I was threatened with a criminal complaint. I was given 10 hours to take the page down. I paniced, it was a Saturday and my family didn't own a computer...
Any way, I can't recall how I got in to my school since it was a Saturday and school was closed, but somehow I got in. Once inside the school building I eventually managed to break into the school's computer lab using a spoon and then got the site down from the big ol' www.
There was no charges pressed and I was allowed to continue to play on the team.
I made a skateboard website complete with a tiled blood dripping background. I recently scraped the site and now preserve it on my own server
Dang, if only we could still use crazy tiled background like the good ol' days. Simpler times.
Oh my god Bravenet! Tidal wave of memories, there.
Holy cow, my first site was soooo similar! A skateboarding site with drippy-bloody stuff on Geocities which I unfortunately never archived and can't find :(
Love to see other people coming from the same start though!
Looks like neuron wallpaper
This is embarrassing, but my first website came from my sophomore year in high school for a project.
At least it wasn't fixed-width, like most other websites from the time
it was a formula1 website on 2002
built with notepad hosted at 8m.com and of course best viewed on i.e. 5.5+ at 1024 x 768
My first project was http://www.a-sandra.co.uk
Still up and running to this day :)
Still up and running! 2001 :D
I made a site for my buddies and I where we could store photos of all our fun adventures as dumb teenagers. Sadly, I took down the site a long time ago. I was using Photoshop 6.0 at the time.
I rebuilt the front page and catalogue for www.aviationinstruments.com, which now redirects to Baldwin Aviation (I guess they merged/got bought?). That was in 1997 or 1998.
My first website was about turtles... Puke green background..
I found this old website from 10 years ago that I did though, https://web.archive.org/web/20051219073013/http://mlbfansite.com/ . That's the oldest that I could find.
i created my first website was hosted on Lycos Tripod, It was like landing page for my phpbb forum. I think it was around 2001 or something like this, i was 10 years old
I chose a template from the site builder and just tried to edit it with a very bad english and eye-torturing colours. I just can't understand how it's still up and working till now. You can find it here: http://i2k5.tripod.com/index.html
Here is mine from my first web design class. Can't believe its still live.
My first site was a webapp for calculating molar masses, made by a friend and I at a hackathon.
The first website I made was for a local Parkour group. Doesn't exist anymore.
Mine was probably something running on Geocities, with a splash page, about Dragon Ball Z.
Circa 2001. Blurring to save some self respect.
might not be the absolute first, but this one was pretty near the beginning of my web career (which came about after 7 or 8 years of working in print at ad agencies...) it's still visible via archive.org...
Choice Sports Travel (sports travel site for Choice Hotels) https://web.archive.org/web/20021124024044/http://choicesportstravel.com/
that was launched back around 2002 or so....i think we began development around 2001....was a long project....but a lot of fun... great client to work for....
first gig was in 1995 - using Html.v.02
it was for Omnicom.
I working part-time at an agency to pay for NYU ITP.
I had a 3min discovery meeting ( before those existed ) with the VP himself.
I used a ton of non-documented bugs to make shit animate, since i was studying animation at the time at Tisch.
I wish i had take a screenshot. I was priceless work.
A little fast food delivery project called Ukuul. This is the project that really ushered me into programming.
It is a mobile web application. There is an administration used to manage deliveries. Pricing is based on the distance from your location. I can add extra restaurant menus from the administration.
Stack is Node.js and Mongo DB. Runs on Heroku.
I plan to use the domain for something else.
My first site was a parting gift to my classmates after finishing elementary school, 2004.
I had no idea what CSS was at the time so it was all images table layouts. I developed it as a static site because I didn't know how to run a server. Every time I updated a link in the menu bar I had to replicate it across >100 pages. Ugh.
This is my first website, built it for my mother's company less than 2 years ago (no prior development experience). http://questa.ru/
A friend's dad's refrigeration company site. For just $100 :) http://www.kesslerrefrigeration.com/
Mine is no longer available even by wayback machine. Still, there is one I did like 15 years ago ) I was 12 back then
Not really sure, but one of the first "real ones" was www.pacificmodels.com (defunct).
That was built circa 1997 and it was, of course, an escort service like site.
You can imagine the ..fun I had building it :)
My first web page was a personal page on the university web server. This was early 1993. Before there were IMG tags ;-)
(brief nostalgic memories of visiting the NCSA "What's New" page to see if there were any new web sites… today…)
Sadly I no longer have a copy of the first one, and it was before the wayback machine was running. It evolved over several years though and the earliest copy I can get at is this one from 1997 which would have been pretty much unchanged since 94/95 where we had images at least ;-)
It's nice to see that I was a web standards bigot even back then ;-)
My very first website was a music store in high school. It was so basic it used exactly zero CSS styles. My first real project after I moved into proper web design was a local printing company called AMM. It turned out pretty well apart from excessive use of rollover images and a flash banner...
65office.com made the theme for a shopify site for an office furniture company
My first site was a Boba Fett fan page at http://www.geocities.com/area51/vault/3227
That was 1996. The most recent version I have is from 1999.
My first paying job was at the Lackawanna County Housing Authority, making their first web site as part of a summer job in 1997. It's at HACL.org.
The web site has been redone, but some of the original assets are still there. The photo of the building and Equal Housing Opportunity logo were made by me. You can see that I sloppily removed a utility pole from the photo using Adobe PhotoDeluxe. The EHO logo was scanned from their letterhead.
I can't believe this shit is still online.
First website at all was a really weird project with some friends at school and in my neighborhood. It was called What If They Died? (our domain back in the day was witd.org) and it was basically fake obituaries for us and friends — plus image boards, comics, satire stories, etc.
My first serious website was for my grandfather's small private school. I spent 6 months designing and building a custom WordPress theme and just figuring things out as I went along. It turned out great but the code was such a mess. I still have it somewhere but I'm too afraid to look at it. Like, for serious, I can't even.
Waaaaaay back in 1999, I made a webpage for my Neopet on their free web space. Next was a terrible Maxpages website called PuffCloud, because I was nine and liked cute puffy animated gifs.
Was a few months out of school. At this joke of an ad agency that had "worldwide" in the name... Designed the logo & art directed the photoshoot as well!
crazy it is still up...
My first portfolio site to graduate from school. I didn't know the difference between IDs and Classes, so I just used IDs for stuff, ha.
Mine was a website for a company called GardenCity, I did it in 2006. I did everything in Photoshop and Front-page and flash to create image sliders haha. oh man good old days.