When the web pages my friends and I from the Aeronautics computer lab at Caltech started drawing the attention of television and movie studios as well as record companies, we were all but forced to start a company. Sine the web was so young we easily got a three letter domain and setup CID.com for our company, Creative Internet Design. As you can see from all the logos on the right, we did a ton of sites.
This was the site we created while still at Caltech and it housed some early classics. I will create a web page just for The Asylum, because it was really where a lot of things happened first on the world wide web.
Ultimate Band List
Despite an offer to partner with some dudes at Stanford (you might know them as David Filo and Jerry Yang... of Yahoo!), we made the decision to sell this list to American Recordings... doh! But it did lead to a great relationship with Marc Geiger who also got us the Lollapalooza gig.
We created the first major web site to use animated GIFs, Flash, and first concert series to sell tickets online. I wrote a whole page on the Lollapalooza experience here.
MCA Universal Studios
This was definitely our biggest and most frequent client, creating pages for most of their television programs and even a few movies. Unfortunately, they decided to try do their web development in house and acquired CID. One of the best CID programmer sstill works for them.
I started the relationship with Caltech's Web Executive Council while at CID, but then created most of the work on my own after CID was acquired by MCA Universal. More on those site here.