Friday, October 11, 2013

Looking back on the evolution of Inlander.com

Posted By on Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 3:23 PM

This October marks the Inlander’s 20th anniversary, and we’re celebrating next week with a special Suds & Cinema event and a big special issue on Oct. 24. Because of that, our staff has been looking back through old issues and delving into the sometimes prescient, sometimes hilarious, sometimes absurdly repetitive — North-South freeway, anyone? — stories that have been published over the years.

We’ve also been busy launching our new website, and it made me wonder what kind of web presence the Inlander had in the past. Courtesy of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, here’s a brief history of the Inlander web:

Earlier this week:

In 2009, with a turn toward crimson:

In 2008, when the Inlander celebrated its 15th anniversary. The new site launched very soon after this:

In 2003, when the Inlander was 10 years old:

In 2000, the earliest capture available. I assume there was a logo at the top where the image link is broken:


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Lisa Waananen

Lisa Waananen is the web editor and a staff writer at the Inlander. She specializes in data and graphics, and her recent cover stories have been about family history, the legacy of Spokane photographer Charles A. Libby and genetically modified food...