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Feral
01-01-2003, 02:59 PM
I just put Mojo through a time machine, and here are the results... (http://web.archive.org/web/*/mixnmojo.com)enjoy!

Riffage
01-01-2003, 05:41 PM
ahh yes, wayback machine, anyone who's been in #monkey-island has probably seen this before. But still nice to look at how goof mojo7 was... hmm....

Thrik
01-02-2003, 05:19 AM
Hehe, cool.

Jake gave the URLs to a few recently, here (http://www.mixnmojo.com/museum/mojo6/), here (http://www.mixnmojo.com/museum/mojo7/), here (http://www.mixnmojo.com/museum/minimojo/) and here (http://www.mixnmojo.com/museum/bftd) while promising the rest to be up soon. ;o

Those web archive ones load really slow for me and half of the images end up broken.

And yeah Riffage, Mojo 7 was beautiful. It's a shame it was replaced.

Spaff
01-02-2003, 06:22 AM
yeah it was pretty huh?
got too crowded tho.

mojo 9 will kill everyone.

ive got the earlier mojo sites somewhere ill upload them :)

ZeroXcape
01-02-2003, 06:29 AM
Mojo-Orange... my favorite.

Thrik
01-03-2003, 08:21 AM
The colours that now make up Mojo would normally burn your eyes, but somehow they work together well.

Erwin_Br
01-03-2003, 09:53 AM
The orange design brings back lots of memories.... Awww....

--Erwin

BooJaka
01-03-2003, 11:02 AM
That reminds me, this incarnation of Mojo (Mojo 8? I forget) would be better if it had curves like before. That may have been restrictive and taken out for a very good reason I don't know but, gosh it was pretty.

Erwin_Br
01-03-2003, 01:05 PM
I agree with BooJaka.

I would rate the previous design with the 'curved head' number one. Todays design is neat, but it doesn't have that big bombastic touch that I so much adore :D

--Erwin

Riffage
01-03-2003, 03:28 PM
right, well all mojo users agree we should have either mojo7 or mojo8 with curves.... go make it!

Huz
01-03-2003, 05:06 PM
I think the main reason the curves were done away with is the fact that Mojo took approximately 3000 years to load with them on (at least on a modem, if the images were not in your cache). They also took up an inordinate amount of screen space, really. I don't think Teh Mojo looks too much different without them. :)

MrManager
01-03-2003, 06:25 PM
There were features I liked in Mojo 7, but Mojo 8 is a lot less bloated, though maybe a wee bit square. Still, I'm sure Mojo 9 will 0wnz 'em all.

Riffage
01-03-2003, 06:45 PM
oh yeah mojo9.. BRING IT

Thrik
01-04-2003, 03:21 AM
Square websites look too generic, you need curves or odd shapes to keep us impressed. :D

Come on Mojo 9, do us proud.

BooJaka
01-04-2003, 07:49 AM
Yes, we are the MTV generation, do away with your geometric rules and give us curves! Who need symmetry when you've got cool shapes (except possibly a circle. They're quite cool)? So keep us coming back for more, Mojo9.

Thrik
01-04-2003, 08:13 AM
Yes.... yes!

Sarah
01-10-2003, 01:26 AM
There will always be a special place in my heart for the Halloween version of Mojo 7, with Manny smoking right above the Mojo logo. :manny:

Jake
01-10-2003, 01:36 AM
Let us not forget the adorably noisy MiniMojo (http://www.mixnmojo.com/museum/minimojo), or the oh so dark Back from the Dead (http://www.mixnmojo.com/museum/bftd) page. Also a large chunk of Mojo 5 (http://www.mixnmojo.com/museum/mojo5) showed up at some point, probably from Spaff.

Erwin_Br
01-10-2003, 05:01 AM
Speaking of the site, why is it EVERY friday your birthday Jake?

--Erwin

QueZTone
01-10-2003, 07:28 AM
its all about design

and design-wise the current mojo is the best. It's the slickest and most professional look of them all. With the previous mojo I felt it was a great/awesome design too but when i compare that one with the current I think: "Nahh, that title image is too....sex-site neon-like". The current is just the best design-wise.

Okay some people would like curves, well, I've been told RTX will have some, be patient. Oh and curves for the mojo 9? Hmm, a cartoony site is okay but the tabs-look of the current design is just it baby, mojo design owns you

Riffage
01-10-2003, 11:21 AM
Pure Liquid Win (http://www.mixnmojo.com/museum/mojo7/)

BooJaka
01-10-2003, 11:35 AM
I remember the first time I ever came across this page in 1998 I think it was when it must've been something like Mojo 3. There was a menu at the bottom with a woodgrain texture and all the pictures were carved out of it. I always like that effect.

QueZTone
01-10-2003, 01:31 PM
hmm i retract my opinion sketched above..

i think the previous mojo is definitly good, the curves are good. there are just a couple of fonts that need to be changed as few small other things. In fact a mixed bag of the current mojo and the previous would be total ownage. i suddenly got an yearning (sp??) to the previous mojo. I like the cartoony effect a lot more for the mixnmojo instead of profesionallity a lot more after all!

yay for the previous mojo =]

Jake
01-10-2003, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by Erwin_Br
Speaking of the site, why is it EVERY friday your birthday Jake?

--Erwin

One other person has complained about this - Ronda Scot, the LucasArts community relations person. She claims that its my birthday every day or nearly every day. Something might be going on here ___

Jake
01-10-2003, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by QueZTone
I like the cartoony effect a lot more for the mixnmojo instead of profesionallity a lot more after all!

We weren't going for professionality really. Well, I wasn't. I just went through a phase where I was obsessed with making squareish sites. See www.samandmax.net . Also another example (actually the end of this evil phase) is www.lfnetwork.com . My newer designs have a little more life in them again, see www.lucasfiles.com . Of course its still mildly squareish, but its a website :)

Metallus
01-10-2003, 01:41 PM
Does this have to do with that time when the Mojo graphic was changed to recognize your birthday? 8 of 12 commented about the graphic still being there few months later; it turned out that he had the old graphic cached for months and months :). Maybe it's the same problem?

Spaff
01-10-2003, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by BooJaka15m
I remember the first time I ever came across this page in 1998 I think it was when it must've been something like Mojo 3. There was a menu at the bottom with a woodgrain texture and all the pictures were carved out of it. I always like that effect.

that my dear friend was mojo3, and i shall now attempt to rebuild it for your pleasure

that was when i first got the domain mixnmojo.com and the site started taking on hosted sites!

now on the other hand it could have been mojo2
which is lost forever.

BooJaka
01-10-2003, 03:40 PM
Wow. A major landmark for Mojo one might say.

Thrik
01-11-2003, 07:01 PM
:D

Darnn
01-31-2003, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by Thrik
Square websites look too generic, you need curves or odd shapes to keep us impressed. :D


This one (http://www.squaresoft.com/) isn't so bad, except for that damn fairy dust following the mouse.

BooJaka
01-31-2003, 04:21 PM
I don't know. It seems a bit cold. Where's the love? Where's the colour?