Geocities-izer: make any webpage look like it was made by a 13 year-old in 1996


10 Responses to “Geocities-izer: make any webpage look like it was made by a 13 year-old in 1996”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Interesting. I made a small, somewhat flippant shrine page a few years ago in memory of all those teenage anime fanpages back in the mid 90s. This article reminded me of it. Initially it was a joke between me and my friends, but I’ve kept it around:

    Jesus.. Geocities. That place defined an era.

  2. dragonfrog says:

    I had a look at through geocities-izer, and it was fantastic. I wonder if Jakob Nielsen has indigestion now.

  3. ZippySpincycle says:

    Other than adding the MIDI music and changing the font, no discernible effect on

    For maximum crazy, I tried an already Geocities-esque site: I think I broke the internet.

  4. Talia says:

    Hah, nice:

    I particularly “enjoy” the MIDI soundtrack. :p

  5. pharbeson says:

    Looks like Facebook.

  6. FlaxenCurls says:

    Pfft, my Nick Carter website looked MUCH better than that in 1996!

  7. shredcitizen says:

    this is great. i was 13 in 1996! i grew up on a college campus, so we got internet right around 96/97… i wish i could see my old geocities site!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Hmm…some people still make sites that look like they are from 1996. This website for a 2010 voice over actors conference is one example:

    …because anything is artistic if you use the emboss effect!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Aw man, I *was* 13 in 1996. The first and last generation to copy out HTML in cursive on NKOTB notepads. I loved my geocities page – especially the guestbook. Kindof wish I could read it now, would be like reading an old diary, complete with snarky jokes from your little brother. This (and the Prince of Persia film) are making me feel a little old!

  10. Sal Paradise says:

    Heh. It wasn’t just the 13 year-olds making them that way. It was almost everyone.

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