Daily Tips & Tricks for Web Enthusiasts

The Wayback Machine

The Wayback Machine is one of the most useful and powerful resources on the web. What other tool can take you back in time?

Give The Wayback Machine a URL and it will show dated snapshots of that page over time. And we’re not just talking about screenshots here; these are live copies of the HTML, CSS, and other resources captured at that moment in time and reproduced for you in all their glory.

Using The Wayback Machine you can see what The New York Times website looked like in 1996, or what Apple’s website looked like in 1997. You won’t find every website on every date, but you’ll find a lot.

If you ever want to see an older version of a website (even your own!), The Wayback Machine should be your first stop.