Cory Doctorow at 3:14 am Thu, Apr 29, 2010
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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: http://sailorbrown.com
Jesus.. Geocities. That place defined an era.
I had a look at useit.com through geocities-izer, and it was fantastic. I wonder if Jakob Nielsen has indigestion now.
Other than adding the MIDI music and changing the font, no discernible effect on http://www.timecube.com/
For maximum crazy, I tried an already Geocities-esque site: http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/ I think I broke the internet.
I particularly “enjoy” the MIDI soundtrack. :p
Looks like Facebook.
Pfft, my Nick Carter website looked MUCH better than that in 1996!
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!
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!
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!
Heh. It wasn’t just the 13 year-olds making them that way. It was almost everyone.
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