The Wayback Machine

You’ve probably heard the saying “Once it’s on the internet, it’s there forever”

What do you think? Also, if you want to know if your project for Coolest Projects must be finished before the event, this might give you a hint!

If you want to look at how a website has looked in the past, go to and type in the URL (e.g. of the website you’re interested in seeing.

Black columns will show for any years where there is historic information:

Any dates where the website was crawled by the Wayback Machine will be highlighted in blue:

Clicking on the date will bring you to how the website looked at that time:

Be aware that things don’t always display exactly as they were, though – here’s how the home page of has looked in November over the last few years:







2017 (very similar but not exactly the same – can you spot the differences?) :

So does that project for Coolest Projects need to be completely “finished”? What do you think now?