From way back in prehistoric times
This is how ebtx.com looked when it was first indexed by Lycos in March of 1996. I slaved away for several months and came up with this monstrosity. I had to do a little cosmetic work on it here in order for it to appear as I originally intended in the newer browsers (made for Netscape, i.e. before Internet Explorer was even contending for dominance. The only other option at that time was the other things that came before Netscape (Cello, Air_Mosaic, NCSA Mosaic) which I was using at the end of 1995).
Very amateur here. I made that sparking diamond thingy myself. Cool eh? Useless. I think this is when I began to realize that I had to go to a side frame for quick navigation purposes.
I still like the appearance of this incarnation. It's simple and pleasant to look at ... very clear. But ... it didn't have the side frame I needed. At that time I offered a compressed file for download. It was a lot of trouble to update so I gave that over quick.
Here are two other examples of my TOCBAR invention. Yeah, my site used to be dark and had all different kinds of backgrounds with no relation to one another.
This one gets rather complicated doesn't it? Three frames. Washed out and ... hmmmmm, what was I thinking? You see what happens when you work too much on a project. Your sense of good and crap gets muddled.