See paper versions of your favorite sites

What did your favorite site look like before it got all prettied up? Check these bad boys out.

We've seen what Gmail, Twitter, and Delicious look like in paper, but what about Flickr, YouTube, and others? Sean Flannagan over at Deeplinkinghas put together a gallery of site prototypes that have been constructed out of paper. While tools like Adobe's Thermo and the freshly launched Balsamiqare making this less of a necessity, some of the best ideas are scribbled out on wet cocktail napkins right?

One of my favorites from the collection of Flickr places (coverage), which I've put side by side with its final result below. Be sure to check out the original version on Flickr that houses the massive, 2,000-plus pixel-wide size.

[Via BoingBoingand DownloadSquad]

See some of your favorite sites go from paper to live. (click to see full-size) CNET Networks
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Josh Lowensohn joined CNET in 2006 and now covers Apple. Before that, Josh wrote about everything from new Web start-ups, to remote-controlled robots that watch your house. Prior to joining CNET, Josh covered breaking video game news, as well as reviewing game software. His current console favorite is the Xbox 360.

 

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