Saturday, August 11, 2018

20 Years Ago on August 11, 1998 -- A Gap in the Record

August 11, 1998: As you can see from the header, this is a printout of the HTML mockup that I used for copyfitting the promo block text. (According to the footer, I printed it on August 22, apparently after I realized I had a gap in my printouts.)

The first text promo reads "Stock Market Plunges," whereas just the day before, the text was "Will the Rally Continue?" Apparently August 1998 showed a lot of stock market volatility.

[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the 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 under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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