“…just like looking at baby pictures of the internet.”

Geocities shut down today (well, yesterday already, actually, but close enough) and in honour of all those truely awful Geoshitties websites over the years, XKCD has reskinned itself. Awesome.

I had a Geocities website, starting back in late 1998… This November marks eleven years of web presense for me. I didn’t commit every sin seen on XKCD’s exemplar, but pretty damned close. BLINK? Did that. Only briefly, praise Cthulhu. Black background with distracting graphic? Um, yup. Tables with visible borders? Afraid so. Tacky stock gifs and mystery-meat navigation icons? Animated background gif? Even in the dark ages of 1998 there were limits to which I would not stoop, thank you.

Hey, it poves that if nothing else, my design & coding chops have improved in eleven years…

(The title of this post comes from the discussion over on XKCD’s forum.)

By Brian Burger

Started this site way, way back in November 1998, when the web was young. It's still here, and so am I.

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