But what exactly is our basis for comparison?
The Wayback Machine provides a fascinating glimpse at what the past Wesleyan websites have looked like, including some godawful 90s designs. Here’s a sample.
Wesleyan.edu in December 1997:
Almost as hilarious, from December 1998:
This design stayed pretty constant until spring 2002, when Wes debuted an early version of the stylized red-and-black design:
See them all here, courtesy of Wayback Machine.