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The world's biggest websites take on the 10 year challenge

The latest hashtag craze to sweep the internet is the 10 year challenge. If you're not familiar, allow us to enlighten you. Participants post a photo of themselves today, alongside a snap of them from a decade ago. 

Designer Arun Venkatesan has given the trend a twist by gathering together some of the biggest websites around and comparing them to their 2009 selves. Let us tell you, if you were shocked to see how bad your friends' eyebrows were in the noughties, it's nothing to what you're about to feel when you see these homepage screengrabs side by side. It's like we'd never even heard of content hierarchy. Or white space. 

Let's take a look the most impressive glow ups of our time: use the arrow icons to compare these 2019 website layouts (opens in new tab) to their 2009 equivalent. 

For a closer look at how interfaces are changing, read our post on the key UI trends for 2019 (opens in new tab).

Take a look at the full set on Arun Venkatesan's 10 year challenge website (opens in new tab) to see how more of your favourite sites have evolved over the years.

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Ruth spent a couple of years as Deputy Editor of Creative Bloq, and has also either worked on or written for almost all of the site's former and current print titles, from Computer Arts to ImagineFX. She now spends her days reviewing mattresses and hiking boots as the Outdoors and Wellness editor at T3.com, but continues to write about design on a freelance basis in her spare time.