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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.
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:
Is that really Comic Sans?
By 2002 we were advertising for another trainer:
Slightly more professional, I guess!
By late 2003 we had a new logo (phew) and a new range of courses:
Sadly the archive hasn't stored the pictures for the software products.
By 2008 we'd gone a bit Teletubbie:
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:
I actually really like this - maybe we should bring it back!
At some stage over the next year or so - certainly before 2016 - this morphed into this:
I have a lot of affection for this website!
And then at the end of 2023 we launched our new blue-themed website, which you're now using:
I think we've gone a bit more professional over the years!
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