Nick. com is a website owned and developed by Nickelodeon, launched in October 1995. The website serves mainly as a portal for Nickelodeon content. Nick. com has received positive reaction, receiving various awards including a Webby in 2003. Positive praise has also been received because of the steps taken by the website to protect user privacy, Nick. com was launched by Nickelodeon in October 1995. Initially the website was only using America Onlines internet service. The website was available to all internet service providers and became a strong promotional tool for Nickelodeon. The websites popularity grew and in March 1999, Nick. com became the highest rated website for children aged six to fourteen years old, Nickelodeon used the website in conjunction with television programmes which increased traffic. Nick. com also maintained a level of respect for user privacy during the growth of the website. Before 2000, Nick. coms design was mainly images and image maps allowing navigation through the website, then, in June 2000, the website was expanded and redesigned with Flash-animated buttons and advertisements. Nick. coms design has changed repeatedly since then, with the current design making use of sidebars, web banners. In January 2000, developers started discussing expansion of Nick. com to make it a more desirable website for children to visit. Mike Skagerlind, the general manager at the time said But we felt strongly that it could be a lot more. We basically wanted it to be the place that kids go to on the Web. On June 4,2000, the website redesign began, the interface was revamped and to make it more appealing to children and the most significant development was the use of Flash for animated graphics and buttons. On September 28,2009, Nick redid the site when the new logo came into effect, in July 2014, Nickelodeon completely redesigned the site to match up with the Nickelodeon app. It did not affect its sister channels websites, in 2001, Nickelodeon partnered with Networks Inc. to provide broadband video games for rent from Nick. com. The move was a step in the multimedia direction that the developers wanted to take the website. Skagerlind indicated that over 50% of Nick. coms audience are using a high speed connection which allows them to expand the options on the website
Image: Nick com logo
Logo for Nick Radio, combining iconography from both Nickelodeon and iHeartRadio.