Here’s yet another post related to both sides of this website (vintage local TV and cord-cutting).
The middle image is a screenshot from the Roku app on my wifi smartphone. All of our Roku channels are shown as a channel changer. Touch one of the channels and your Roku will present it.
The 1st and 3rd images are from the Tulsa TV Memories site, created late 1998 on Geocities(!) I used to present site subjects as “channels” until it got too unwieldy.
The “buttons” on all these changers are in the 4:3 aspect ratio, same as TVs had before 16:9 widescreen became the standard.
Here is an image of a “Java toy” changer I created for TTM on 10/25/1999. When displayed on the original page, the buttons move, audibly click, and take you to the relevant page.
Browsers tend not to use Java these days.
To make this work, you would have to download the Java add-on for your browser (Chrome doesn’t even have one.) Then you would need to add this page (http://tulsatvmemories.com/java/index3.html) to the Exception Site List in the Java Control Panel.
It’s not really worth the trouble except as something to do.
Anyway, I thought it was interesting that the design ideas were the same.