Tuesday, July 17, 2018

20 Years Ago on AOL.com: July 17, 1998 -- Tiger and Mel

[In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the AOL.com home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary.]

July 17, 1998: We're name-checking a young, up-and-coming golfer named Tiger Woods. I wonder what ever happened to him?

You'll also notice that the four text promos are color-coordinated with the adjacent graphic promo. The designers would create the graphic, then give me the hex color codes for the table rows to match.

I'll talk more about the graphic promo creation process later; it was a point of contention between design and editorial.

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