Alex Wright


The Internet Archive






The challenge

Develop a Web design system flexible enough to accommodate the ever-growing collections of the Internet Archive.

My role

Working closely with Brewster Kahle and the Internet Archive team, developed a new structure for the Archive Web site and its popular "Wayback Machine." Created a set of wireframes, site maps and related documentation; worked closely with volunteer designers and engineers to create the new site in 2002, which has since evolved to support the Archive's enormous collection of digital artifacts.

The Archive currently holds more than 150 billion Web pages, in addition to more than 500,000 movies, 900,000 audio recordings, and 2 million texts.