Friday, August 24, 2018

20 Years Ago on August 24, 1998 -- 'Will & Grace'

August 24, 1998: The lead graphic promo spot is for the Entertainment Web Center's fall TV preview, with a pic of Will & Grace, which started its debut season in 1998.

Naturally, 20 years later, they couldn't leave well enough alone, and rebooted it.

One other thing I overlooked: Also in the August refresh, we renamed the fifth column, which used to be "Essentials," to "Free Products." Because everyone likes free stuff, and we were trying to increase clickthrough.
[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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