Behold the delight that was the Nintendo website in 2001

Nintendo Website from 2001
(Image credit: Nintendo / Web Design Museum on Twitter)

We could say that web design has come a long way in the past 22 years, but a wave of nostalgia suggests people miss the character of the sites from the early days of the century. The Nintendo website is a case in point, with tributes flooding in online to mark the 22nd anniversary of the Game Boy Advance.

The console was released in March 2001, and it might seem basic compared to today's colourful Nintendo Switch, but it was a massive success at the time. To commemorate the anniversary, the Web Design Museum has shared a look at the evolution of the Nintendo website since then, and it's making a lot of people feel nostalgic (see our pick of the best 404 pages for more gems from the history of web design).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.