Start the new year with a new start page:
a hundred or so internet start pages, most including nifty Ajax or flash features, and many with third-party modules. Netvibes
and its ecosystem
of developers is a favorite among many reviewers, but the new MS Live
and its gadgets
are also getting good press, at least among Windows users. Of course, there are are always the standards
. Alternately, you can select a homepage for kids
that will make your eyes bleed; a site
that lets you share your own portals; a homepage that creates itself
; or download the amazing Orb 2.0
to create a personalized portal that lets you stream any media or files on your PC to any other device connected to the internet. What is your homepage? [Warnings: Not all pages work on all browsers. Not having MeFi as your homepage may be viewed as a sign of disloyalty, but not having the RSS feed on your page certainly will.]
posted by blahblahblah
on Jan 1, 2007 -
Walter Miller's homepage
Picked up recently via kottke.org
, this is a years-old webpage (not updated recently) detailing the miserable details of poor Walter's white trash existence. It deserves to be read by a whole new generation. The art of misspelling is taken to new heights.
posted by Holly
on Jul 30, 2005 -
does a nostalgic then-and-now by comparing today's weblogs to its earlier incarnation, the clunky personal homepage. While I appreciate Druckman's yearning for yesteryear, I think he needs to browse around more -- there's still plenty of clunky old pages out there to charm him. But it does make me pause and wonder where will weblogs go next? Your thoughts?
posted by debrahyde
on Sep 6, 2001 -
Matt has redesigned his home
and it's certainly not the same as before. It seems to be the season
your weblog. Lots of change is in the air, and the results are a breath of fresh air, if these sites are anything to go by. (Note
too, that he's using custom coldfusion/SQL code on this
box to serve his personal site.)
posted by grestall
on Feb 7, 2001 -
Reading, 'Riting, 'Rithmetic
Jakob Nielsen says "to take the Internet to the next level, users must begin posting their own material ...
the vast wasteland of Geocities confirms this. Giving users a home-page editing program does not turn them into good writers."
to task: "his recommended approach is crazy ...Why bog kids down with HTML?" Blogs, of course, are her solution. But for some folks
this simply doesn't add up. Saying kids shouldn't learn HTML because Blogger exists is like saying they shouldn't learn to add because calculators exist.
posted by webchick
on Sep 30, 2000 -