The Internet is only partially beautiful. Much of it remains, to this day, quite ugly. Happily, this is an improvement, and the trend appears to be positive. You see, back in the day, the Internet was even uglier.

And you thought that the HuffingtonPost was bad. The following infographic is a veritable eye assault, and will take you through the grinder of pre-2000 web design. Or lack of design, perhaps.

Whatever the case, when you get done, go and enjoy some seriously good design. You deserve it after reading this. Now get to it:

1996 vs 2011 520x4574 The Internet, 1996 2011: Oh, how times have changed