oldweb.today is a free website to view old versions of websites in a browser emulator. You need to first enter the address of some website, a specific date, and select a particular browser (Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari, Netscape, etc.). After this, it generates the result and the emulator shows the version of that particular website for the specified date. It’s a good way to check if a website is changed since past or not.
The website actually uses different public web archives (like Archive-It, Internet Archive, etc.). So there are chances that you will be able to see the old version of a website for almost any date. The emulator also works well and lets you scroll down the webpage screenshot to see all the content.
Above you can see the old and new look of our website.
Note: The website generates a 10 minutes session to let you look for the old versions of websites. Once the session is expired, you have to generate another session.
Also, check these free websites to find historical maps.
List of Public Web Archives Used By This Website:
- Internet Archive
- UK Web Archive
- Slovenian Web Archive
- UK Parliament Web Archive
- Library of Congress
- The National Archives and Records Administration
- Bibliotheca Alexandrina Web Archive
- Icelandic Web Archive
- Stanford Web Archive
- Rhizome Webenact
- Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
- Estonian Web Archive
View Old Versions of Websites Using oldweb.today:
Here is the homepage of this website. Open it and:
- Select the browser and emulator will work like that browser to view the webpage
- Enter the URL of website that you want to look
- Select a particular date and time
Click on SURF THE OLD WEB! button and this website will try to fetch the results from public web archives. When it will find the old version of the website, it will show it in browser emulator, and your 10 minutes session will start.
You can also change the date and time as well as browser in between the session. Once the session time is over, you have to start again.
oldweb.today works as a mediator between you and web archives. It will also save your time as well as increase the chances to get the old look of a website for the exact date and time.