All Change for the Nexor Website

March 2016

As returning visitors to this site will have noticed, we have just launched a major website upgrade to improve the visitor experience. We’ve also taken the opportunity to have a look back at previous incarnations of over the last twenty-five years.

Version 1.0 – Innovation

Nexor’s web presence dates back to 1992, at the time led by the efforts of a software engineer Martijn Koster. Does your business have a web presence dating back 25 years?

Version 2.0 – Pioneering

By 1997, Koster’s research work had led to the development of the Web Crawler – concepts like search engines and more importantly for this blog the WayBack Machine became possible, recording Internet history. Here is the first recorded instance of the Nexor website:


Nexor website Version 2.0

Version 3.0 – Yellow

By 1998 the marketing team had started to see the benefits of the web, and we saw the “yellow” look emerged – it matched the building we were in at the time. This approach had real staying power, lasting until May 2002:


Nexor website Version 3.0

Version 4.0 – Pink

By 2002, it all went pink – so hideous even the WayBack machine refused to record it properly, so the pinkness cannot be shown in its full glory here unfortunately:

(bizarrely, it seems the reason it was not archived correctly, is the robot.txt file had an error prevented it being indexed – how ironic, seeing Nexor invented the robot.txt concept.)


Nexor website Version 4.0

Version 5.0 – Purple

By 2006 a much more minimalist approach was taken, but the WayBack Machine was still nervous of what it saw, so didn’t quite record it properly. The pink had softened to purple (the marketing rational being purple was the colour of the joint forces – a key market Nexor operates in):


Nexor website Version 5.0

Version 6.0 – Worms

In 2010 we started to see the space worms appear, with purple still being a key element of the colour scheme:


Nexor website Version 6.0

 Version 7.0 – Grey

By 2011 the space worm grew to take over the front page, adopting an overall grey tone, with purple text:


Nexor website Version 7.0

Version 8.0 – Evolution

Version 8.0 was tentatively launched in November 2012 as a revision of the look and feel, but old 7.0 content. Six months later 8.1 emerged with all new content and graphics:


Nexor website Version 8.0

Version 9.0 – Responsive

The latest version of the Nexor website launched in March 2016 and for the first time the site had a responsive design allowing it to fit to the screen size of the viewer (covering desktop, tablet and mobile devices).

The website also introduces Bob, a new animated video character, to explain how Nexor can help organisations in getting information in to and out of secure networks:


Nexor website Version 9.0

Author Bio - Kevin Spencer

Kevin SpencerKevin Spencer was the Marketing Communications Manager at Nexor. He helped spread the message about how Nexor can help deliver trusted secure information solutions to governments, defence and critical national infrastructure organisations around the globe.


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