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need help with Creating a website that looks like it was built in 10 years ago

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by johnwoo, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. johnwoo

    johnwoo Power Member

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    well, a client of me requested me to make a website about his institute. but he wants me to make one that looks like it was built in 2004 I thought of using wordpress .. any ideas fellas? May i use some Older templates... i want some ideas about Blog posts that shows that content was created 10 years ago. Domain privacy like WHO.is guard , would it be enough? i need some ideas and help...
     
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    Go with HTML & CSS, most straight forward thing to do :)
    But if you really want to do it with WP, get some crappy template; use black/white colors; ugly pictures.
    As for the blog posts, to make them date back to 2004 you can go to Phpmyadmin and change the date of posting. Maybe look for some plugin that does that for you ("custom post date" ?)
     
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    I dont think there are any outdated website built 10 years ago that you can dig up or think of it on top of your mind and use it as a reference, but here are some advices:
    1. make your site color look simplex
    2. Use Dark blue and light blue for logos and banners, remember, lots of blue ( old sites tend you use different colors of blue and white)
    3. Have empty spaces on the side of your website
    4. No animations upon clicking a button on the site
    5. don't use arial fonts use fonts like this: Example

    If you need any help PM me or something :)
     
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    get yourself a copy of frontpage from about 2002 and use a template from it.

    (or better still I'll give you the number of the clown who quoted me the other week and was foolish enough to send samples - I'm pretty sure he was stuck in 2004 with those designs)
     
  6. johnwoo

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    what about who.is guard.. would it protect the Date information of creation of Domain ?
     
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    How about looking for other sites in the same general niche and using web.archive.org to see what they looked like in 2004 - that could give you some ideas.
     
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  8. johnwoo

    johnwoo Power Member

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    that's a very good idea. thanks dude
     
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