The oldest site layout I have saved on my computer is from 2002. Looking through my old layouts it’s obvious I favour some colours over others. For the past four years I’ve only used monochrome, pink and blue in all of my site layouts. Before that I was a bit more varied. Here are the number of times I’ve used different colour themes for my site since 2002. Even the slightest bit of a colour here counts as the layout being of that colour theme since most of my layouts are monochrome with just a splash of colour as accent.
Looking at my old layouts I feel that everything I made before 2011 sucked. Everything made before 2009 sucked big time. The layouts pre 2005 are pure embarrassment. I’m actually thinking about taking down the entire Whirlwind Archive where I display my old layouts because I’m ashamed to be associated with the fugliness of my early web design. Have a look at it yourself. Would you want to be associated with some of those things? And I’m not saying that to get pity compliments. It’s not strange that stuff I did ten years ago seems horribly outdated and ugly now. As with everything web design improves with time and has trends which comes and goes.