Browse the old web on a vintage Mac with this online emulator

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Cult of Mac as it appeared on IE for Mac 5.1.7 in 2007. Look at how cute Leander was back then!
Cult of Mac as it appeared on IE for Mac 5.1.7 in 2007. Look at how cute Leander was back then!
Photo: Cult of Mac

Does your browser feel slow? Hate modern web design? Boy, have you got it lucky. Web browsers used to be infinitely worse. And so did web pages.

Don’t believe me? Here’s an emulator that allows you to surf websites from up to a couple decades ago, using old browsers like Safari 3.2.3 on Windows, IE 4.0.1 on Mac, or Netscape Navigator 3.0.4, also on Mac.

The in-browser emulator Oldweb.today taps into the Archive.org Wayback Machine to render pages as they originally appeared, going all the way back to 2009. So if you want to browse Cult of Mac as it appeared in 2006 on Safari 3.2.3, you can. Boy, we were an ugly baby.

Created by Ilya Keymer, you can try out Oldweb.today for yourself here.