February, 2010


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Feb 10

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Holy crappy website Batman! Seems like there’s a resurgence of old-skool sites on the web, harking back to a pre-Web 2.0 (hell, pre-Web 1.0) era of animated gifs, eye-watering backgrounds and tables within tables within tables.

Leading the charge is the modestly titled  http://themostamazingwebsiteontheinternet.com/ with a decidedly tongue-in-cheek approach and an impressive assortment of <blink> tags and comments like
<!--SIGN MY GUESTBOOK. OK I DIDNT MAKE THIS I FOUND IT BUT IT WAS STILL HARD TO COPY AND PASTE!! AND MAKE IT WORK WAS HARD!!!-->

Spend some time browsing the hall-of-shame over at Command-Shift-3 and you’ll see there’s some pretty stiff competition. That said, most of these are better than the average MySpace page.

Our fave at MZ though has to be FabricLand, purveyors of the finest fabrics and worst websites on the whole interwebs. There’s something genuinely innocent about their approach. (In particular their use of frames!) If it is intentional, then you have to admire their commitment to crafting such an authentic 90s site. How did they do it? Maybe there’s a clue here…

<html xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">

Update:

So, I was trying to find this link when I originally wrote this post but Google let me down (seriously, I blame this on Google’s search algorithm, not my shoddy memory). If you’re feeling like a nostalgic trip back to those heady days check out the GeoCities-izer. You can convert any website to a gif-tastic Web 1.0 version…¬† check out how amazing The Lab would look if this was 1998.


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