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Established May 1992
30 years in business
Wise Owl Training
30 years in business
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A history of Wise Owl told through our websites
Our archived websites only go back to 1998, sadly, but this still offers a fascinating (well, for us anyway) peek back into the past.

You can see a summary of our 30th anniversary nostalgia (and celebrations) here.

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 February 2022

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A history of Wise Owl told through 6 websites

The excellent Internet Archive Wayback Machine allows you to see early instances of websites.  The first one stored for us was from 6th December 1998.  Here's what we were training on in the first half of 1999:

Website in 1999

Is that really Comic Sans?

By 2002 we were advertising for another trainer:

Dropdown website

Slightly more professional, I guess!

By late 2003 we had a new logo (phew) and a new range of courses:

New website

Sadly the archive hasn't stored the pictures for the software products.

By 2008 we'd gone a bit Teletubbie:

2008 website

I'm not sure this was an improvement!

The above look and feel lasted quite a while before morphing into this, I think in about 2014:

Modern website

I actually really like this - maybe we should bring it back!

At some stage over the next year or so - certainly before 2016 - this became the website that you are currently using:

Current website

This webpage (very meta ...).

We're planning on redesigning this some time in 2022, if time allows, so maybe there will be a new picture to grace this page?

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