13 Popular Websites That Used To Look Like Crap

Break.com Staff by Break.com Staff on Apr. 30, 2013

20 years ago today, the internet opened its doors to you and me and made the world a better place full of hilarious fail videos, less than hilarious memes, terrible music videos and cats.  April 30th, 1993 was the day CERN decided to make the technology behind the internet free to use for anyone and it literally changed the world.  Before then it was all pay to play and only super nerds were using it.  Afterwards, anyone could start a website and clearly just about everyone did.

To celebrate that, we hopped in the way back machine to take a look at how the internet started and what some of your favorite websites looked like when they first started bringing you news and laughs and porn, way back when.

1. Google

2. eBay

3. Facebook

4. Huffington Post

5. IGN

6. Netflix

7. Pornhub

8. Ask

9. Cracked

10. Youtube

11. CERN

12. Brazzers

13. Break

48 comments
DongJefe
DongJefe User

break still looks and works like shit

DongJefe
DongJefe

break still looks and works like shit

The-Langolier
The-Langolier UserTop Commenter

But break. Your site still looks like shit.

marpow
marpow User

break was better then.

marpow
marpow

break was better then.

vold
vold User

Who the hell still uses AskJeeves?

vold
vold

Who the hell still uses AskJeeves?

ScottToland
ScottToland

I remember I once bought the domain breakdude.com thinking it was like "Break, dude!" until someone told me it sounded more like a gay website lol ironic that break use to be called big-boys lol

OCNEONJ
OCNEONJ UserTop Commenter

at least back then break didn't have the DREADED and HATED autoplay feature, btw thanks for listening to all the requests to be able to turn it off, really thanks

OCNEONJ
OCNEONJ

at least back then break didn't have the DREADED and HATED autoplay feature, btw thanks for listening to all the requests to be able to turn it off, really thanks

rhino67
rhino67

rigged!!!!!!!!! break should be number 1

ceprn
ceprn User

Sorry - Break was a *LOT* better back then.

ceprn
ceprn

Sorry - Break was a *LOT* better back then.

WZRDZ
WZRDZ User

i remember big-boys.com.. back in the days there was ALOT more boobs and nfsw stuff on the side.. good old days...

WZRDZ
WZRDZ

i remember big-boys.com.. back in the days there was ALOT more boobs and nfsw stuff on the side.. good old days...

Llnkn0wn
Llnkn0wn UserTop Commenter

I like how Break is number 13...

Llnkn0wn
Llnkn0wn

I like how Break is number 13...

Tee-Jay-473
Tee-Jay-473 User

I found this website looking for gay porn.. and was happy I found big-boys instead... atleast for a while :P

Tee-Jay-473
Tee-Jay-473

I found this website looking for gay porn.. and was happy I found big-boys instead... atleast for a while :P

rockstar666
rockstar666 User

Yeah i remember then this site usta be called, "big-boys.com" and remember thinking to myself....who named this gay a$$ website.

rockstar666
rockstar666

Yeah i remember then this site usta be called, "big-boys.com" and remember thinking to myself....who named this gay a$$ website.

BiGBLaCKLeRoY
BiGBLaCKLeRoY User

God do I miss the days of a user friendly interface and not having to deal with the fing popup telling me to download breaks shitty ipad app.

BiGBLaCKLeRoY
BiGBLaCKLeRoY

God do I miss the days of a user friendly interface and not having to deal with the fing popup telling me to download breaks shitty ipad app.

The-Langolier
The-Langolier UserTop Commenter

Until the intense need for more gay porn set in?

The-Langolier
The-Langolier

Until the intense need for more gay porn set in?

ROB-Robot
ROB-Robot

But when they switched over to Break there was a lot of complaining, ha.

ROB-Robot
ROB-Robot

But when they switched over to Break there was a lot of complaining, ha.

Tee-Jay-473
Tee-Jay-473 User

It's easy to avoid that.. just get rid of the shitty ipad...

Tee-Jay-473
Tee-Jay-473

It's easy to avoid that.. just get rid of the shitty ipad...

Rick_S
Rick_S User

People still do that?

Rick_S
Rick_S

People still do that?

damndandamn
damndandamn User

i went to big-boys.com and it looks like shiit!

damndandamn
damndandamn

i went to big-boys.com and it looks like shiit!