Web design has improved a lot since the birth of the internet. 

Long gone are the pixellated and cluttered monstrosities of the HTML era.

Many of today's most successful websites bear only a small resemblance to how they looked when they were first launched. 

Here, New York-based designer Robert Morris of Ninja Essays put together a graphic of nine of the most famous sites on the internet, and compared them with how they looked at their debuts.

Apple has come a long way since it presented Mac OS 8 in 1996.

Pierre Omidyar founded eBay in 1995 as a hobby in his spare time. It is now valued at more than $40 billion.

"The Facebook" was originally open to Harvard students only. Today, almost 1.5 billion people have a Facebook profile.

Flickr was only created in 2004, but by 2013 more than 3.5 million photos were uploaded every day.

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