Now we are 10

I've just realised that today is the tenth anniversary of my first internet dialup account. My first set of web pages went live about two days later. Unable to think of a better name for my website (they were called web sites in those days: two words), I decided to call it Gruts. The URL is slightly different these days, but I never got round to changing the name.

Unfortunately, I don't appear to have kept a copy of my very first web page, but I have just managed to locate its original logo on my old Windows 95 (sic) machine:

Original Gruts logo

Man, that's bad. Hands up who remembers drop-shadows. They were all the rage back in '95. To make matters worse, I also found the even trendier animated version that eventually replaced it (this won't work if you've disabled animations on your browser, but I wouldn't lose any sleep over it if I were you):

Original Gruts logo ANIMATED!

Is it physically possible to die of embarrassment do you reckon?

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you,
    happy birthday, happy birthday...oh shut up!

  2. What you are referring to is not a drop-shadow (as it is higher than the typeface). What you have here is an uplit shadow & a pedantic bastard with nothing better to do on a monday afternoon.

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