BBC Networking Club

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    The VERY first BBC presence on the net. Don't you just love the email address.. webweaver ! Has a homemade knitted feel to it...

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    1. mrlerone 108 months ago | reply

      Brilliant! Were you a member?

    2. eyedropper.co.uk 108 months ago | reply

      Sadly not.. as in '96 I was at Saint Martins carving out a career as an artist.

    3. geekay 107 months ago | reply

      I was that webweaver/Babbage once upon a time ... in 1996 in fact ;-)

      This page is probably pre-1996 as the Networking Club had been wound up by then.

    4. Rab's Da 107 months ago | reply

      this is an amazing screenshot. why did every icon on the net have a bezel/drop shadow on it back then as well?

    5. currybet 106 months ago | reply

      > why did every icon on the net have a bezel/drop shadow on it back then as well?

      I think for the same reason that every new web 2.0 start-up uses gradients and refelctions....'cos you could

    6. LoopZilla 88 months ago | reply

      webweaver@bbcnc.org.uk - I know him well!

    7. TonyJ99 60 months ago | reply

      It's an astonishingly long time ago now, but I'm pretty sure I designed the page in your screenshot. At that time I ran a company called Cityscape, an ISP based in Cambridge. We worked with Pipex running their end-user dialup internet, and hence we got involved in the BBCNC project. I remember being super proud of those silver bevelled buttons and used them in everything I designed. I nicked the idea from the interface of the NeXT computer ...

    8. LoopZilla 60 months ago | reply

      Do you have an archived copy? The BBC Information and Archives would be very interested if you had even a few pages...

    9. TonyJ99 60 months ago | reply

      I wish! No, I'm afraid not - it was such a long time ago.

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