As a backlash to the ultra sleek, sophistication of corporate web pages, young creative web designers are returning to a more primitive web era. The 1996 aesthetics are popping up on art, photography, fashion and music sites.
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Implications - When it comes to the digital age, retro styles don't come from that far back. With the rate that web design has developed over the short time frame that it's been around, even a couple of years reveals huge differences in aesthetics. By bringing back styles from just over a decade ago, websites are able to jump on board the retro-revival train that other industries are riding.