A love letter to the Internet of old
August 18, 2015 5:50 AM   Subscribe

 
we've reached peak Vaporwave.
posted by lmfsilva at 5:52 AM on August 18, 2015 [2 favorites]


of *course* the music autoplays...
posted by randomkeystrike at 5:53 AM on August 18, 2015 [7 favorites]


I'm not sure if I should use Internet Explorer, or Netscape to view this.
actually had a moment there, when I reached the "let a thousand Under Construction gifs blossom" stage
posted by thelonius at 5:59 AM on August 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


Ironically, this is beautifully designed.
posted by davebush at 6:11 AM on August 18, 2015 [7 favorites]


Heh. I'd forgotten Bryce 3D, and how many people were making 'art' with it back in the mid-90s.

It's hard to believe there was ever a time when that stuff was bleeding edge.
posted by Mooski at 6:13 AM on August 18, 2015 [2 favorites]


May it always remain under construction!
posted by rongorongo at 6:15 AM on August 18, 2015 [4 favorites]


So no blink?
posted by Gilbert at 6:19 AM on August 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


Simultaneously in awe of the creator of the site and the insanity that was GeoCities.
posted by sarble at 6:24 AM on August 18, 2015


Take a wistful gaze into my celestial coffee cup...

Found my new e-mail signature.
posted by Ufez Jones at 6:35 AM on August 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


Dolphins are also called the 'angles of the sea', huh, who knew ...
posted by GallonOfAlan at 6:38 AM on August 18, 2015


Catscape Navigator 2.0! Maaaaan that takes me back. They totally ruined that browser with Catscape Navigator 4.

Also I just clicked a link with a popup:

The page at www.oocities.org says:

" KICK   ME   IN  THE  JIMMY "

posted by taz at 6:49 AM on August 18, 2015 [2 favorites]


Honestly, this page is best viewed at 800×600 pixels.
with the “times new roman” font


Heh.

This is really beautiful, if also a little eye-hurty. Also, I found Carmen Sandiego!
posted by Metroid Baby at 6:51 AM on August 18, 2015


Masterfully composed; A hero's journey from the stars into the burning hells.

I reflected upon it and was changed.
posted by mrdaneri at 6:54 AM on August 18, 2015 [2 favorites]


Internet archeology
posted by destro at 7:22 AM on August 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


Webring
posted by Brocktoon at 8:04 AM on August 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


And yet, it all makes me nostalgic for a time when I was told, with utter confidence and pride, on what text editor a particular html page was crafted.

I loved that.
posted by eclectist at 8:43 AM on August 18, 2015 [3 favorites]


I'd forgotten how much I love this æsthetic. It's gloriously awful. You'd think with the newly rediscovered love for animated GIFs that flaming skulls and kissy lips would make an ironic comeback.
posted by Nelson at 8:46 AM on August 18, 2015


I like the implied parallax scrolling.
posted by Lola_K at 9:50 AM on August 18, 2015


Just beautifully curated.

I suppose those at work might want to be warned about the animated stripper gifs though.
posted by 256 at 10:14 AM on August 18, 2015 [2 favorites]


This site is under construction!
posted by Ms. Moonlight at 10:14 AM on August 18, 2015


And yet, it all makes me nostalgic for a time when I was told, with utter confidence and pride, on what text editor a particular html page was crafted.

Aw hell, I used to do that. I was even in a webring of sites that were made in Notepad.
posted by rjs at 12:44 PM on August 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


I found it interesting to discover that if you look, you'll notice that the HTML source for the page is about ten lines long, with most of the content contained within a single enormous line (at least when viewed in my browser).
posted by Verg at 2:26 PM on August 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


No Heaven's Gate entry page?
posted by Chitownfats at 6:49 PM on August 18, 2015


[(L) Lynx now! /2.8.8/]
posted by Spatch at 10:49 PM on August 18, 2015


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